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What is a smoked beer? "It's like liquid beef jerky," said a beer connoisseur. "And it's fantastic." It's a beer to enjoy in cool weather, like the wet, raw spring days of April and May. Three...
Like most commodities, malt is taken for granted. However, the myriad of components it provides us with is remarkable. Were we to obtain them from separate sources we would find ourselves faced...
Before a brewer can go to work, the barley must first be malted. The insoluble components of the barley are converted into ingredients, which are soluble in water. This takes place during malting....
Beer is made of starch, that can be found back in potatoes and all grains. The base component of beer is most of the time barley. By making the barley damp it starts germinating. The germinated...
A drink that one could call beer is fairly easy to produce. Brewing a good beer is a whole different matter, despite the fact that the ingredients are always the same. Let no one say that he...
Also known as biere blanche (French), witbiers (Flemish) are aromatic, rustic, spicy and complex. The name literally means "white beer," a moniker derived from the cloudy, pale pose that...
To make beer, brewers use water and barley to create a sweetened liquid (called the wort), which they flavour with hops, then ferment with yeast. The basic process may be simple but the...
Brewers call malt "the soul of beer" but they might also add that malt contributes mightily to the different personalities we expect...
Yeast is a single-celled micro-organism that belongs to the family of minute fungi that multiply in sugar solutions, such as malted barley. Yeast is essential for the production of beer. The...