All posts tagged beer ingredients

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December 5, 2011, 2 Comments

In the last installment in the basic beer ingredients series, I’ll be talking about hops and what they bring to beer. Historically, ancient beers utilized a wide variety of herbs […]

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August 15, 2011, 1 Comment

In addition to the base malt and specialty grains that go into the production of a batch of beer, the brewer also has the option of adding adjuncts. ┬ ...

Caramel malt

Specialty grains

June 24, 2011, No comments

In addition to the variety of base grains that provide the majority of fermentable sugars, brewers can use a wide variety of specialty grains to add f ...

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Barley Basics

April 21, 2011, No comments

When undergoing fermentation, yeast consumes sugars to produce alcohol and carbon dioxide (see Yeast Inspection).  In beer, barley (a cereal grain) i ...

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    Yeast Inspection
    April 6, 2011, 2 Comments

    We begin our tour through beer ingredients with yeast, in my opinion the single most important component in beer but often the most overlooked. ┬áI think that when consuming beer, […]

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    An Introduction to Brewing Ingredients
    March 30, 2011, 6 Comments

    Beer as a beverage can range from light character and flavor all the way up to incredible complexity and depth.┬á For the brewer behind the beer, this begins with selection […]