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2019-03-13 10:47:47 PM  
No thanks, I don't want beer with corn or rice.
 
2019-03-13 10:55:00 PM  
Well that's one of the stupider tidbits from the past couple days, and that's after I heard Trump talk about how planes were getting "too complicated" to fly nowadays.
 
2019-03-13 10:58:13 PM  
So.... Bud just floods twitter with "attacks" on Coors..... Coors gives out free beer and loses money.  The bars eventually run out of free Coors beer and sells Bud instead.

Win?
 
2019-03-13 11:06:35 PM  
Corn syrup was framed!

wait...what
 
2019-03-14 12:10:26 AM  
Isn't MillCoorsBud one company now?
 
2019-03-14 12:27:46 AM  
Could I at least get a Coors heavy?
 
2019-03-14 12:52:26 AM  
Is this a beer snob thread?

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Here's my favorite, though it's tough even getting through the first one without feeling... bloated.
 
2019-03-14 01:10:15 AM  
Get over it, Coors... it's just water under the bridge.
 
2019-03-14 01:12:16 AM  
This is, indeed, a cooperative effort. Think "Coke vs. Pepsi," in which the manufactured "rivalry" lifted the market share for both of them, and their respective products, to the detriment of all the other, smaller players in the soft drink arena.

That's what's going on here, IMHO. Small players (read "craft breweries") have been gaining real ground on the megabreweries - now that we're all "Bud Light vs. Coors Light", no one's thinking "Miller Light", "Michelob Light", "Lite", or any of the other large light beer brands, never mind the craft light beers.

The more attention that can be focused on this, the better it is for both of them - and they both know it.
 
2019-03-14 01:44:54 AM  
Why is corn syrup in beer?
 
2019-03-14 01:48:00 AM  
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2019-03-14 02:19:01 AM  

jaytkay: Isn't MillCoorsBud one company now?


That's what I thought
 
2019-03-14 02:40:39 AM  
You know, I wonder if you can brew a good beer with corn. I know rice can be used well in beer, as there are several beers brewed with rice that are pretty good.

That said, cheap beer full of adjuncts is just that.
 
2019-03-14 02:41:17 AM  
When they say "corn syrup," do they mean the standard, "high fructose corn syrup"? And why would that possibly be used in beer manufacturing?
 
2019-03-14 02:49:27 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Why is corn syrup in beer?


To aid fermentation.
 
2019-03-14 02:50:52 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: When they say "corn syrup," do they mean the standard, "high fructose corn syrup"? And why would that possibly be used in beer manufacturing?


No, they're not referring to HFCS but they're expecting dumb consumers to conflate the two. Yay marketing!
 
2019-03-14 02:57:12 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: When they say "corn syrup," do they mean the standard, "high fructose corn syrup"? And why would that possibly be used in beer manufacturing?


It might be plain corn syrup but the reason is the same - cheaper than barley, makes the flavor and body lighter, feeds the yeast to make alcohol. Same reason Bud uses rice. Arguably one is worse or better, but that's another argument.

The problem with these beers is not that they have X in them, more that beer is a drug and people are very, very picky about their drugs. Lots of people don't want to be getting cheap shiat, or at least don't want to be seen using cheap shiat. Coffee is the same. This is why it's an effective marketing tactic to point out your competitor's use of corn syrup.

Honestly, alcohol should just have ingredient labels like food. Beer has ingredients labels in Japan, might as well here too.
 
2019-03-14 03:16:21 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Harry_Seldon: Why is corn syrup in beer?

To aid fermentation.


Okay...I'm having no feelings about this.
 
2019-03-14 06:00:56 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Harry_Seldon: Why is corn syrup in beer?

To aid fermentation.


Can you elaborate on this? My guess is it's being used the same as DME to get the beer/wort to 0plato. But how does that happen. If you had a beer that would only ferment to 2plato how would including a readily fermentable sugar consume the initial sugars in question.  Its a question about DME that has been bugging me for some time.
 
2019-03-14 06:03:33 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Why is corn syrup in beer?


Yeast eats sugar and turns it into alcohol. Corn syrup is an inexpensive form of sugar, and the yeast don't object to it.
 
2019-03-14 06:50:19 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Why is corn syrup in beer?


Cheaper sugar to use in the brewing process.
 
2019-03-14 06:52:13 AM  
FTFA: it's just a distracting squabble between two big beer companies

Um, no. It's a squabble between two groups of humans who're getting paid to pretend that doing this shiat is somehow worth grinding away their limited hours of life.
 
2019-03-14 07:08:12 AM  

alechemist: Harry_Seldon: Why is corn syrup in beer?

Cheaper sugar to use in the brewing process.


Where and why i dont understand.
 
2019-03-14 07:43:20 AM  
Cheaper sugar means less grain to extract it from so they use less grain in favor of cheap sugar. Yeast loves sugar and makes alcohol as a bi product so the end result is watered down "beer" with alcohol in it.
 
2019-03-14 07:58:53 AM  
That's disgusting
 
2019-03-14 08:14:00 AM  
So Coors is basically begging Bud to tweet them into bankruptcy. And the patrons of involved bars into new livers.
 
2019-03-14 09:28:02 AM  

Marksrevenge: Harry_Seldon: Why is corn syrup in beer?

Yeast eats sugar and turns it into alcohol. Corn syrup is an inexpensive form of sugar, and the yeast don't object to it.


They do, however, tend to develop yeastabetes later in life.
 
2019-03-14 01:02:29 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Huck And Molly Ziegler: When they say "corn syrup," do they mean the standard, "high fructose corn syrup"? And why would that possibly be used in beer manufacturing?

No, they're not referring to HFCS but they're expecting dumb consumers to conflate the two. Yay marketing!


Thank you. Then I won't worry too much about it. I do try to avoid HFCS, however.
 
2019-03-14 04:08:53 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Harry_Seldon: Why is corn syrup in beer?

To aid fermentation.

Can you elaborate on this? My guess is it's being used the same as DME to get the beer/wort to 0plato. But how does that happen. If you had a beer that would only ferment to 2plato how would including a readily fermentable sugar consume the initial sugars in question.  Its a question about DME that has been bugging me for some time.


I was thinking: 1) Consistency -  It's easier to remain constant when brewing millions of gallons with something like corn syrup vs. extracting sugars from barley at that volume.  2) It's easy - Easy to ship, store, move, etc... 3) Cost - using syrup vs. a raw ingredient again is easier to ship, store (no pest control), move, etc...
 
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