Featured Links Introduction There are many good books on homebrewing currently available, so why did I write one you ask? When I began learning how to brew my own beer several years ago, I read every book I could find; books often published 15 years apart.
Cask or keg There are several steps in the brewing process, which may include malting, mashing, lautering, boilingfermentingconditioningfilteringand packaging.
Care must be taken when milling to ensure that the starch reserves are sufficiently milled without damaging the husk and providing coarse enough grits that a good filter bed can be formed during lautering.
Grains are typically dry-milled with roller mills or hammer mills. Hammer mills, which produce a very fine mash, are often used when mash filters are going to be employed in the lautering process because the grain does not have to form its own filter bed. In modern plants, the grain is often conditioned with water before it is milled to make the husk more pliable, thus reducing breakage and improving lauter speed.
Mashing converts the starches released during the malting stage into sugars that can be fermented. The milled grain is mixed with hot water in a large vessel known as a mash tun. In this vessel, the grain and water are mixed together to create a cereal mash.
During the mash, naturally occurring enzymes present in the malt convert the starches long chain carbohydrates in the grain into smaller molecules or simple sugars mono- di- and tri-saccharides. This "conversion" is called saccharification which occurs between the temperatures - degrees F. Additional water may be sprinkled on the grains to extract additional sugars a process known as sparging.
This stage is where many chemical reactions take place, and where important decisions about the flavour, colour, and aroma of the beer are made. Hops add flavour, aroma and bitterness to the beer.
At the end of the boil, the hopped wort settles to clarify in a vessel called a "whirlpool", where the more solid particles in the wort are separated out. A variety of heat exchanger designs are used in breweries, with the most common a plate-style.
Water or glycol run in channels in the opposite direction of the wort, causing a rapid drop in temperature. A type of yeast is selected and added, or "pitched", to the fermentation tank. When the fermentation is complete the brewer may rack the beer into a new tank, called a conditioning tank.
Mashing A mash tun at the Bass Museum in Burton-upon-Trent Mashing is the process of combining a mix of milled grain typically malted barley with supplementary grains such as cornsorghumrye or wheatknown as the " grain bill ", and water, known as "liquor", and heating this mixture in a vessel called a "mash tun".
Mashing is a form of steeping,  and defines the act of brewing, such as with making tea, sakeand soy sauce.
Mashing usually takes 1 to 2 hours, and during this time the various temperature rests activate different enzymes depending upon the type of malt being used, its modification level, and the intention of the brewer.
The activity of these enzymes convert the starches of the grains to dextrins and then to fermentable sugars such as maltose. This rest is generally used only with undermodified i. This in turn creates a beer lower in body and higher in alcohol.
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