Brewing malt types – characteristics to know.

Malt is the backbone of your beer. As a rule of thumb, the weight of malt needed accounts for 95 to 98% of the total weight of your dry ingredients. Without malt, there wouldn’t be any beer. Knowing your malt types is essential when brewing all grain. It’s also useful to understand what particular characteristics

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What’s the beer flavor wheel?

Dr. Morten Christian Meilgaard (1928-2009), was a Denmark born research chemist specialized in yeasts. He worked in America in the 1970s for Stroh brewery in Detroit, later bought by Miller until he retired in 1999. He is considered as the most prominent pioneer in SENSORY EVALUATION SCIENCE, and developed the complete beer tasting identification and

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How to sanitize beer making equipment

Today is bottling day. My first beer bottling day ever! After brewing day came the 6 days of primary fermentation. The instructions in the ingredients kit recommended performing a secondary fermentation – which I did and waited patiently for 2 more full weeks. Now my Belgian (Style) Ale is finally ready to be bottled for

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Sourcing organic beer ingredients – Is it worth it?

The modern organic beer movement started in Germany in 1979, when Pinkus-Müller Brauerei produced the first all-organic beer in recent times, in response to the declining quality of industrial malt. Today the worldwide organic beer market is on the rise, even though it is not mainstream yet, it counts hundreds of breweries and is estimated

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Understanding the beer fermentation process

Before you get started with the exciting experience of crafting your own brew, you wonder what the basics of the beer fermentation process are and perhaps you are curious to learn what happens during the different steps of the production. This post is meant to sum up the basic mechanics of the process, described as

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About Vincent

Hi, Welcome to ThePureBrewer.com, the place to learn about making your own beer at home and connect with a PASSIONATE, QUALITY DRIVEN BEER COMMUNITY, as well as ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS HOMEBREWERS.  Here we share about the fun and the benefits of brewing your own, about techniques and equipment, tasting notes and beer traditions, food pairings and

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