Once the mashing process has been completed, it is time to sparge the mash. Sparging has a sophisticated sound to it, but it is actually nothing more than rinsing the mash mixture with hot water. This step is important because it extracts the sugars from the grain and creates wort- the pre- fermentation mixture that will eventually become beer.
August 31, 2009
August 28, 2009
Don’t dream about taking that next step in homebrewing to making your brew completely from grain . . . find out how easy the mashing process in homebrewing can be.
August 24, 2009
One newer product from Sierra Nevada that continues this tradition of excellence is Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop Ale, a beer brewed with New Zealand hops. Find out why I enjoyed this beer!
August 20, 2009
Celis White is medium in body and it ranks as a great- tasting witbier for most any occasion. It won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2003 and the Michigan Brewing Company did the brewing world a great service when it revived this brand several years ago. It ranks among my favorite American versions of the Belgian style.
August 19, 2009
Enough of the beginning and intermediate levels of homebrewing- it is time to get down to business and brew a batch of beer like an expert. Homebrewing kits with their cans of malt extract and dry yeast are fine for rookies, but you want to brew beer using an all- malt process and monitor for quality every step of the way. How, then, does the home brewing hobby distinguish the men from the boys?
August 14, 2009
Okay, so you have produced a few batches of homemade beer using standard brewing kits purchased at your local brewing supply shop. You made a few mistakes along the way, but you considered them learning experiences. You now want to graduate to the next level and advance your homebrewing skills. What is next in the homebrewing scheme?
August 11, 2009
Be among royalty as you visit the “King of Beers” Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company.
August 5, 2009
Have you been to one of the largest brewing facilities in the world? If not, take a trip to the Rocky Mountains and enjoy a nice cold Coors beer, straight from the tap.