Aromatic hops offer a finishing touch to a batch of homebrew.
Bittering hops are an essential ingredient in the brewing process.
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.
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?