Topic: Grains

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Mastering Milling

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Learn how to dial in your grain mill to produce the right kind of grist for your needs and your brewing system. You’ll see the difference between coarse and fine and what all this means to your brewing and efficiencies with Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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The Dark Side of Malt

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Dark, roasted malts contribute color, flavor, head retention qualities, and other benefits. Learn how these malts are made, what types are available and the differences between them, and how to use these malts effectively in your homebrews.


Is There a Difference Between Rolled and Flaked Grains?

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Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com Thanks for the great question, Tony! An interesting topic to dive into for sure because there are some real differences among adjunct grains that are invisible to the eye. For starters, the terms “flaked” and “rolled” are indeed used interchangeably. It seems that some writers have learned that repetitive words make


Evaluating Malt

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Join Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis as he shows you how to properly evaluate malt before you use it in your next batch of beer.


Understanding Malt Specs

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Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis walks you through a typical specification sheet for malt and how to make sense of the various measurements and numbers – and most importantly what it means to the beer you want to brew.

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Roasted Malts: Tips from the Pros

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Two 2020 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medalists share their preferences and techniques for brewing with roasted malts. Jeff Young, Co-Founder/Brewmaster of Shoe Tree Brewing Co. in Carson City, Nevada For chocolate flavor we find chocolate rye gives us the best results and we use it in almost every one of our dark beers. We


Dark Secrets of Roasted Grains

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The term roasted grains covers a broad spectrum of both malted and unmalted cereal grains with varying effects on your brew. Learn the basics of these many classes.


Is There Any Harm Milling Twice?

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To mill once, or to mill twice? That is the question — but why shall a brewer mill at all? Brewers mill malted barley for two purposes, extract yield and husk preservation, and these purposes are opposed in terms of process optimization. Extract yield, measured by comparing wort density and volume to malt weight, increases


Heirloom and Alternative Grains

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The Industrial Revolution brought about a new era in manufacturing and technological improvements in food processing. Unfortunately, parallel to those advancements began the whitewashing of flavor from our cookbooks, family recipes, and geographical provenance. Grain was re-engineered to be drought-tolerant, bug-resistant, and more robust, sometimes even genetically modified to increase gluten content. These agronomic improvements


Unmalted Adjuncts: It’s okay to flake out sometimes

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There is a lot of negativity surrounding certain unmalted cereal grains. Many folks think they will cheapen a beer. Denny and Drew are here to set the record straight on this matter.


The Perfect Crush

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My summer crush began in the warmest months of 2017, shortly after quitting my corporate job to work full-time for MoreBeer! I know, most love stories don’t start with a change of


Growing Barley

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Many homebrewers grow their own hops. For interested homebrewers with a little space in their garden, growing your own barley is also a possibility. Last year, I grew barley in my garden and found it to be a rewarding experience. There are a few good reasons for a homebrewer to grow their own barley. Firstly,


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