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  • adj. Not fermentable.


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un- +‎ fermentable


  • Doing so increases the ratio of unfermentable sugars to fermentable sugars, which results in higher final gravities ...

    Ramblings That Aren't So Random

  • Many brewers add unfermentable sugars or other sweeteners like saccharine to the boil to offset the tart flavors.


  • C. Schmitt and A. C.blenzl have made a careful investigation of the unfermentable substances found in commercial starch sugars, and have succeeded in isolating a definite compound, to which they give the name gallisin.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884

  • Milk stout contains no milk, but it does have a dash of unfermentable lactose (milk sugar), which adds silkiness and sweetness.

    Beervana, the Blog

  • The parts of the whole being so intimately united by nature, an injury cannot be done to the one without affecting the other; accordingly we find that such parts of the subject as might have been severally extracted for the purpose of a more intimate union by fermentation, are, by great heat in curing, burned and blended so effectually together, that all discrimination is lost -- the unfermentable are extracted with the fermentable, the integrant with the constituent, to the very great loss of spirituosity and transparency.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner


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