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Malty Sweet Goodness: Barley, Wheat, and Oats, Oh Rye! | What is Malt?
What is Malt?When one thinks of beer, one should think of the four primary ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast.But what is malt?Malt, or malted grain, is the sugar source...
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Mashing
Do the Two-Step: Let's Mash It Up | Breakdown of the Mash
What is Mashing?Mashing in brewing is the process where water is mixed with milled or crushed grain which allows the brewer to make wort. Compounds in the grain such as sugars, proteins,...
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Water Chemistry
Something in the Water: Water Chemistry for Homebrewing
Water is the main ingredient in beer. This is often overlooked by new and intermediate brewers. There’s an adage saying, “if your water tastes good, then it’s good...
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My Homebrewing Journey: How I Got Started
I started homebrewing in January 2013 while in graduate school. I figured this would be a great hobby to jump into because 1) I like beer, 2) I thought I could make beer cheaper than...
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Interested in homebrewing? An introduction to the hobby
Homebrewing has been a popular hobby for many years, and it is only growing in popularity. There is something special about creating your own beer from scratch, and it is a great way...
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