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Do Corn and Rice Adjuncts “Dry Out” Beer?


Robert Deal — Palo Alto, California asks,

I hear a lot about corn and rice “drying” out a lager. What is it about these adjuncts in particular that makes them ferment out more?

Dryness is a perception when used as a sensory term and as an analytical/numerical thing when used to describe fermentation. When wort is “fermented to dryness,” all fermentable sugars have been fermented
Response by Ashton Lewis.