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The VB song

This jingle voiced by the late actor John Meillon (probably best known for Crocodile Dundee) and set to rousing orchestral music is no longer used to promote VB, but it remains one of Australia's most-recognised tunes.

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Other ingredients

Apart from grain, water, hops and yeast there are hundreds of other ingredients that can go into beer. Some of these additives are traditionally used in beer, while others have only begun to be used recently as microbrewers push the boundaries of brewing. These ingredients, along with unmalted grains, are not essential ingredients in beer and are referred to as adjuncts.

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Malt extract brewing

If you already add hops and specialty grain to kits of concentrate, you're more or less making malt extract beers. However, with malt extract brewing — or simply "extract brewing" — you add bitterness to unhopped malt extract, rather than relying on the bitterness from the can of concentrate. You add hops at various times, and possibly other ingredients such as grain, to make the wort that is fermented into beer.

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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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