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Effect Of Carbonation On (perceived) Dryness.

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pimpsqueak

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Does a higher level of carbonation give an impression of a dryer beer?

I've brewed a dubbel which has finished too high.
OG 1.070 FG 1.020. I now realize I mashed too high (66) and the result is a really sweet finish.
I've added 350g candi sugar during primary ferment (effective OG 1.076) but there's no appreciable dryness there.
I'm thinking it would take buckets of candi sugar to make any impact on dryness, so that won't be happening.
It's sitting in the secondary with some champagne yeast at the moment, but I can't see it making any more headway.

If I bottle it and carb it much higher than the norm, will it seem any dryer?

Thoughts?
 

black_labb

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higher carbonation makes it a bit more bitey, which can exentuate dryness. It wouldn't make much of a difference to dryness until you get to the point of making the beer less drinkable.
 

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