Unfortunately, enzymes do not “renature” once they have been heated to the point of thermal inactivation and later cooled. Enzyme denaturation can be likened to cooking an egg, since egg whites and
The direct answer to this question is no. Hops do not need to be figured into the water-to-malt calculus. This ratio is used to determine strike water temperature and has a real
Do you like beers with a little tart twinge to them? Or would you like to acidify your mash without adding calcium? If so, you may want to think about sour mashing — the other sour brewing technique.