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    It wasn't me

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    Too Funny, I hope they lose big time.
    telling me to stay out of a former bombing range next to a dump while you build huge houses next to it? Screw you.-sandmangts

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    How do you water down water?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    I have been saying it tasted like water for a long time which is why I never bought the stuff.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    There's been a lot of talk lately about beers that don't live up to the ABV on their labels. This doesn't surprise me.

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    Re: Weak Beer Lawsuit for AB/InBev

    Yeah really....what's new? Watered down trash has always been watered down trash

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    Re: Weak Beer Lawsuit for AB/InBev

    Sadly, water would improve the flavor of bud.

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    Pliny the Younger was watered down this year too.

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    LOL. I'd be surprised if they find more than 3.5% abv in any of those beers. watered down hops and rice instead of malts is even more disturbing...but i don't drink that stuff anymore.

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    Re: Weak Beer Lawsuit for AB/InBev

    What about the 3.2 beer that they brew for UT and CO grocery stores. You are telling me that they brew two different beers with two different abvs but have the same name?

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    Rumor on the Interwebs is that DFH 120 Min and WW Stout aren't actually as high as their labels claim. Same goes for the ultra-high ones, like Brewmeister's Armageddon, which some people claim is only half as strong as they claim.

    I'm under the impression that making false claims about a beer's ABV is illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    How do you water down water?
    Less piss in the brew.
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    Well...White Labs conducted a series of tests to validate the ABV of a few AB InBev products, and they all panned out.

    From NPR audio:
    Tests conducted on Budweiser, Bud Light Lime, and Michelob Ultra this week by San Diego’s White Labs found that "the alcohol percentages inside the cans were the same as what was stated on the can," says analytical laboratory specialist Kara Taylor. "Some of them were spot-on. Others deviated, plus or minus, within a hundredth of a percentage" — well within federal limits, she says.
    Not that the lawsuit would have gone anywhere to begin with.
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    Re: Weak Beer Lawsuit for AB/InBev

    Seems as if they would have done some research before filing a lawsuit.

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    You're so cute internet tough guy. Noogie...Noogie...Noogie.

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    They should be sued for having the gall to call that piss water beer.

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    Hey Chaps, Havn't been on MTBR much lately. But here I am.

    Anywho, this is actually a rather big problem for craft as well. I am pretty sure the bigger craft breweries do high gravity brewing and water down the beer post fermentation. In the beer industry if your big time I am pritty dang sure this is common practice. We arn't talking adding 50% water in the can, its more like 10% to 18% in the BBT or secondary. Think of it as blending in the water.

    To explain it out a bit why they do such "horrible" things.

    1. ABV. By brewing it strong, then adding water later its very easy to hit the correct ABV for production. Each state has different laws regarding how accurate the ABV on the bottle has to be. The stricter states require the ABV to be within .5%, many states still have an ABV cap, where it can't be over a certain percentage. Small breweries don't face this, since they are not shipping to multiple states, or don't even can/bottle at all, they can vary quite a bit without legal ramifications.

    2. Water. Beer uses a lot of water that is "wasted". Lost in the mash, heating/steam, cleaning, etc... an efficient brewery uses 3x the amount of water than the beer they produce, that is a good ratio btw. By brewing a higher density beer, and watering it down later it saves quite a bit of water overall.

    3. Room. By utilizing high gravity brewing the amount of fermentation vessels can be reduced or utilized more efficiently. Thus the production can increase.

    I see no problem with this to be honest, it does not weird me out at all. Yea its not "traditional" but the overall result is the same as if they brewed it "normally" rather than high gravity. Its just adding water at the end, rather than at the beginning.
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    I do not think the issue here is using water to get to the proper abv labeled on the can or bottle, but rather that the watering down is to the point where the actual abv is lower than what is advertised.
    telling me to stay out of a former bombing range next to a dump while you build huge houses next to it? Screw you.-sandmangts

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