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.
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.
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!
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.
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?