Beer Term ‘O the Day: Adjunct. Fermentable material used as a substitute for traditional grains, to make beer lighter-bodied or cheaper. (Sugar, honey, oats, rice…) Adjuncts can be divided into two broad groups: kettle adjuncts and mashable adjuncts. Kettle adjuncts, like honey or candi sugar, contain fermentable sugar and are added to the kettle in the boil. Mashable adjuncts contain starch. This starch needs to be converted to sugar before it can be used by brewer’s yeast. These starchy adjuncts must be mashed, which means that enzymes degrade the starch to fermentable and unfermentable sugars and dextrins.
In beer news today, a young man from Clarksville, Tennesse, who is very dedicated to good beer, tells us more about beer terms, while also judging beer, being president of Clarksville Carboys, Clarksville, Tennessee and not being a student at Hogwarts, but maybe in the future “WORThogs?”