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jay_c
04-17-2008, 06:30 AM
What is the legal minimal amount of grain one can brew a beer with with before it becomes something else? What percentage of the bill, I should say.

Meyer Man
04-17-2008, 08:47 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happoshu

beertje46
04-17-2008, 09:39 AM
What is the legal minimal amount of grain one can brew a beer with with before it becomes something else? What percentage of the bill, I should say.
See Page two (http://www.ttb.gov/beer/chapter4.pdf)

DEFINITION OF MALT BEVERAGE
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION DEFINITION
MALT BEVERAGE¹ An alcohol or alcohol-free beverage made by
the alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or
decoction, or combination of both, in potable
brewing water, of:
· malted barley comprising not less than
25% by weight of the total weight of
fermentable ingredients
· hops (or their parts or products) in an
amount equivalent to 7.5 pounds per 100
barrels (3100 gallons) of finished malt
beverage
AND, with or without
· other malted cereals
· unmalted or prepared cereals
· other carbohydrates (or products prepared
therefrom)
· carbon dioxide
· other wholesome products suitable for
human food consumption
¹Sufficient

jay_c
04-17-2008, 10:45 AM
So basically it has to be at least 25% of the grain bill.

beertje46
04-17-2008, 10:47 AM
Yes and hops (or their parts or products) in an
amount equivalent to 7.5 pounds per 100
barrels (3100 gallons) of finished malt
beverage.