hist-brewing: Historical Wine Sweetening

Jerry Harder mastergoodwine at alltel.net
Mon Aug 21 11:22:14 PDT 2000


1) Because the starch is not turned to sugar by mashing process, its done by
microbes
2) Because its wine level alcohol

Why is barley wine not balyey beer?  Tradition :-)

PBLoomis at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 5/28/00 4:11:25 PM Central Daylight Time,
> ladypeyton at yahoo.com writes:
>
> > Sake is NOT a beer.
> >
>     Okay, why not?  It's fermented from a starch, and it's brewed by a
> boiling process.  Why is it not a beer?
>     Scotti
>     the iggerant sake-loving brewer who knows better than to argue with
> Lettice.
>
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