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  • Malt - How, What & Why

    There are four primary ingredients in beer, water, yeast, hops and grains (mostly malted barley). There may be a love affair with hops at the moment but without grain there is no beer. The sugars in grains provide the food for the yeast to convert to alcohol and carbon dioxide. The ‘grain bill’ or ‘malt bill’, the mix of grains used to make a beer, determines the colour of the...

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    Malt - How, What & Why
  • Hops for all

    Hops are one of the four basic ingredients in beer, the others being water, barley and yeast. Of course brewers are free to use a varied array of ingredients but these four are the backbone of brewing. Hops, however, are a relatively new ingredient in beer making.

    The oldest evidence of brewing goes back to approximately 9,000 years ago but it is not until the year 822 that w...

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    Hops for all

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