Have you checked the latest commercials about commercial beers? Chances are you have come across adverts for full-bodied beers. Full-bodied beers are the choice of many beer lovers and the connoisseurs and breweries respond by offering only the best tasting beers and the ones that are full-bodied. There is something about this characteristic for beers, and this is what beer lovers want. So what exactly is this kind of characteristic?
In the world of beer making, this means having that complex character, with better head retention and that there is better taste. This kind of characterization for the beer can be achieved by effectively raising the gravity of the beer yet without sacrificing the fermentation process. The beer can also be enhanced by simply adding more sugar or by adding up some more protein.
Now this kind of characterization for beer is important, and this is what you should aim for if you would like to try your hands as well in home brewing. In ensuring that your home brew will be known for this characteristic, you may want to follow the four suggestions below.
• It is best to add the caramelized and the roasted malts. The key in making a beer deliver that enhanced mouth feel lies in the dextrins. And these dextrins are present in the caramelized and the roasted malts.
• You can also add up on the un-malted grains. These kinds of grains are known for their high concentration of proteins. And these proteins are best known for its contribution to a better mouth feel for brews. But be sure in making use of the proteins for your home brews. Large amounts of proteins may also affect the clarity of the beers that you are making. For this reason it is recommended that these proteins should only be used with the darker beers or the cloudy drinks.
• The other trick in making the beer full bodied is by utilizing the right temperature. To be specific, a higher temperature should be selected during the process of mashing. When you use a higher temperature during this stage of home brewing, there will be a reduced effect of the beta amylase and as such there will be larger amounts of sugar in your beers. And finally;
• When you want to have a full bodied home brew, the recommendation by many is to use the low attenuation yeast strain. If you use this for home brewing, then this will only consume a small amount of complex sugar. And the end result will be a high final gravity- which means that home brew is more full bodied. The suggested attenuation that can be considered should not go beyond 70 percent and higher than that can be problematic for the home brew.
Now in making your first batch of home brew, do consider all these four tips and you can never go wrong. At the end of the brewing session, you can definitely say to your friends that your brew can compete with the commercial ones. And that is made possible thanks to the full-bodied beer.