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How to brew

If you haven't brewed before, making your own beer may seem as mysterious as alchemy. How can it be that you can mix together a few ingredients, add some water, sprinkle some yeast in and end up with beer?

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Hops

Beer with no hops would be very sweet and fairly tasteless. It's the bitterness of the hops that balances the residual sweetness of the malt, and adds aroma and flavour.

Hops are the flower cone of Humulus lupulus, a vine related to cannabis. Only the female plant produces flower cones, which are light and the consistency of tissue paper.

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Aeration

In the phase immediately after the yeast is added to the sweet wort, it needs to multiply to ensure a good fermentation. To do this effectively it needs oxygen.

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December 27, 2014
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Finally, the new homebrewandbeer.com is here! It's only taken Oliver more than three years of his spare time, but the top-to-tail update is finished. There are heaps of new sections and the site is now mobile-friendly! More features and tweaks are on the way. Read about the evolution of homebrewandbeer.com in our blog.

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