Topic: Malt

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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

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Base Malts

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Like any structure beer must have a foundation, which is what we call “base malt.” When brewing with malt extract the choice of base malt has been made for you, but in

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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

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Motorize Your Mill

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Crushing grain immediately prior to mashing is one of the hallmarks of homebrewing at its finest and is well documented in numerous articles. I have used a drill-powered mill for years, but

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Micro Maltsters Roundtable

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The old saying goes that a rising tide lifts all boats. And when it comes to the tidal surge of craft brewing, the same is true. In a time of such great

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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

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50 Years of Maris Otter

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In most cases, when choosing a base pale malt for our homebrews we do not consider the barley variety from which it was made. This applies to commercial brewers as much as

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Why do some grains need to be malted?

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Grains are malted so that starch contained in the grain endosperm can be released into solution during mashing. The changes that happen during malting are collectively termed modification. And the thing that

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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

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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

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Brewing with Smoked Malt: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer: Scott Smith, East End Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, PA Beers with smoked malts aren’t for everyone. Or, possibly, not everyone has had the right style of smoked beer? As with any

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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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