ArticleWhy Malt Matters – The Basics on the Backbone of Beer Is the malt you select the most important decision you make when formulating a beer recipe or purchasing homebrew ingredients? It might not be, but I’d wager a bet you’re more worriedAlready a member? Log InWritten by Aaron HydeYou'll Also Like Article FREE Master Malt Analysis Get a better understanding of what makes up the malt you use by learning how to interpret a malt spec sheet. Article MEMBERS ONLY Understanding Malt Lingo There are plenty of technical terms that surround the cereal grains that we brewers use as a source of sugar to make beer. Understanding the brewing jargon used when talking about malt can be very helpful.