All posts tagged beer ingredients

December 5, 2011, No 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 […]


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 ...

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 ...

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]