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This week my guest is Andrea Stanley from Valley Malting. She shares with us some of the challenges in going from home brewer to creating one of the first small malt houses East of the Mississippi, as well as shares with us how you might grow and malt your own barley at home. Download the […]

SMASH is a relatively new approach to home brewing based on simplicity. Simplified home brewing has some significant rewards. It cuts to the heart of what a single malt and single hop tastes like, and also saves you time and money. The Cost of Complex Beer Most home brewers, myself included, when starting to design […]

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This week I interview Dr Charles Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch endowed Professor of Brewing Science a the University of California at Davis. We talk about the entire all grain mashing process for beer brewing from start to finish. Charlie explains how mashing actually works, how changes in the process affect the finished beer, and the role […]

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This week I interview popular brewing author Randy Mosher and veteran brewer Dan Listermann about brewing with grains other than barley. We explore the full range of alternatives – everything from common grains like wheat and corn to more exotic options like gluten-free beer, unmalted grains, sorghum, oats, rice, rye, and even cicada beer. Download […]

Malt Extract Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on August 16, 2008 · 15 comments

Brewing with malt extract (liquid or dry) is the starting point for every new brewer. This week we take a look at how to optimize your beer by understanding malt extract and the brewing process.

Grains

Convert your all grain beer recipes to extract (or back). This week we examine how to convert an all grain home brewing recipe into one that uses extract including the delicate process of balancing color and bitterness in the final beer.

Better Beer with Late Malt Extract Additions

by Brad Smith on February 20, 2008 · 22 comments

malt extract

Today we look at a method for malt extract brewers that can improve the quality and color of your extract beer. Both liquid and dried malt extract beers suffer from an effect called a Maillard reaction as well as carmelization when brewing. A Maillard reaction is a chemical reaction that occurs between amino acids and […]