If you want to make a truly local beer, try sourcing locally-made malt. Four pros discuss craft malting.
Written by Betsy Parks
Issue: November 2015
Though not as glamorous as hops and yeast, or even specialty malts, for that matter, base malt is the backbone of beer. Learn what differentiates each base malt and when one may be better than another.
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.