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Making Malt Extract

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Very excellent article from Brew Your Own on making malt extract. It's amazing how many things contain one of the basic ingredients of beer. Here's a little excerpt:

Malt extract is in everything from pretzels to breakfast cereals to, well, beer. But how is it made, and where did it come from? Learn about its history and creation and what it means for your brewing.

Connecting with your food and its ingredients is one of the most rewarding parts of being a brewmaster or chef. Learning where ingredients come from and how they are made gives an understanding of how the variance in breeding, growing conditions, harvesting, storage and processing creates the ingredients’ different flavors and colors. For homebrewers, there are many articles on the “life and times”of different
malts and hops, yet little information on the origin of one of their most widely-used ingredients — malt extract.


Read the whole article by clicking here.

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