Brewing a better beer
The Master Brewers Association claims that people drink beer with their eyes. If a beer has a nice big head of foam and no haze, most drinkers think those are the telltale signs of a good brew. For many beers, these attributes are highly desired, but brewers are the first to admit that there is a lot more to quality beer than meets the eye…
Beer consists of four main ingredients: grain (mostly malted barley), hops that come in a wide assortment, yeast for fermentation, and water, which accounts for up to 95% of the finished product. With such a basic list of components, the uninitiated might wonder what could possibly go wrong?
For starters, each of these four ingredients is responsible for a number of beer’s attributes. Malted barley, for example, needs to be germinated properly in order to provide a long list of attributes to beer, from its colour and flavor to its foamy head.
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