Your Malt COA is a valuable brewing tool if you know how to use the listed numbers. It can be a roadmap to maximize your malt during a brew day and that
Malt is often overshadowed by other brewing ingredients, but it is truly the backbone of beer. Learn how to better use malt in your brewing and how to best brew malt-forward beers
Crystal malts run the gamut in color and flavors they contribute to a brew. Beyond these positive characteristics, crystal malts enhance a beer’s body and help with foam stability. They do come
Rye is a versatile ingredient that can lend itself to a variety of beer styles. It can bring a pepper/spiciness and earthy flavor to beers, while also contributing positive characteristics from increased
Beer produced with smoked malts don’t need to be smoke bombs. Learn to craft your own smoked malts and use them in recipes.
SMaSH stands for Single Malt and Single Hop recipe design. SMaSH takes the idea of simplicity in brewing to its logical extreme — by limiting the brewer to one malt, one hop
In addition to lending color and flavor to beer, crystal malts enhance body and help with foam stability. Three pros make the best ways to use crystal malt crystal clear.
These days hops get the most attention of the major brewing ingredients, but don’t overlook the importance of the backbone – and star depending on the style – of beer: Malt. But
The rule of thumb when brewing with extracts is to steep crystal, caramel, and roasted specialty malts, and to mash specialty malts that contain starch. When crystal and caramel* malts are made,
The differences among specialty malts is confusing for a number of reasons, including how the same description, such as Munich or crystal, is used for a wide range of malts. And some
There is a huge variety of base grains out there that differ by type, barley variety, and maltster practices. These malts make up the majority of your beer, so don’t overlook them.