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  • Grains Used In Beer

    Grains Used In Beer
      ALL beer is made from four primary ingredients:  grain, hops, yeast, and water. The combination of these and the brew master's skill makes every brew unique. Therefore, one of the most significant variables which beer makers can play with is grain. The primary grains of barley, wheat, rice, corn, oats, and rye, are same as those used to make breakfast cereals. However, barley...
  • Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different

    Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different
    Although centuries old, beer is a pretty dynamic beverage. In the last quarter-century, new directions from ingredients such as hops to styles of brewing have changed how the taste, quality, and availability of beer.  Not all of these changes are under our control. Climate change will make beer taste different in the future because the natural ingredients used are also changing.  Specifically, the beer you...
  • Why Do Brewers Put Hops in Beer?

    Why Do Brewers Put Hops in Beer?
      In 1516, Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria decreed that beer should only have four ingredients: water, malted grains, hops and yeast. This is the Reinheitsgebot, or the German beer purity law. This 500-year-old basic recipe is still followed by beer brewers even until today.  Water—as in the human body—constitutes most of beer. In fact, the typical beer is 90 to 95% water. Malted...
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