Topic: Grains

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Milling

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Control your crush for better extraction and lautering.

Is it Crystal or Caramel Malt?

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Homebrewers are often confused by the terms crystal and caramel malt and are sometimes uncertain as to whether these are basically the same thing and can be used interchangeably, or whether they

Roasting Your Own Grains

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Part of the joy in homebrewing is making a beer that is uniquely your own, and one way of taking that a step further is by roasting your own malt. All you’ll

Why Malt Matters – The Basics on the Backbone of Beer

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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 worried

50 Years of Maris Otter

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Many barley varieties suitable for malting live short lives, forgotten when something new comes along. Not so for Maris Otter, which celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2015. Learn more about what makes this malt so special to brewers and find 4 classic British recipes to brew with Maris Otter malt.

Avoiding the Harsh Zone

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Beer brewing is an art, and not just a technical exercise, as my friend Randy Mosher is fond of reminding me. Many of you know Randy as the author of great books


Brewing with Wheat

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When it comes to brewing, barley is king. But barley isn’t the only grain in a brewer’s arsenal; there are plenty of other cereals that are integral to many classic styles, including wheat.

Grains and Adjuncts Chart

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Here’s a composite list of grains and adjuncts. The color is listed in degrees Lovibond and the gravity is calculated from 1 pound of the ingredient in 1 gallon of water. Click


Triticale Malt

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How does a brewer decide to try a new ingredient to make beer? I asked this question when I met Brian Mandeville, Head Brewer at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, North Carolina, to

Brewing with Ancient Grains

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The modern era of agriculture and cultivation of crops, somewhere around 7000 BC, was partly due to the desire and demand for beer. People wanted a reliable source of beer, something I

Cold Steeping Specialty Grains

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Steeping specialty grains is a common practice for many homebrewers, particularly those who brew extract or partial-mash recipes. As with many things in the beer brewing process, there are trade-offs to be

Smoking & Roasting Malts

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Why would you want to smoke your own malt, or make your own roasted malts? After all, smoked malts are available from respected suppliers such as Briess, Weyermann, and Simpsons, and we

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