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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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All-grain brewing

In all-grain brewing, or mash brewing, you do exactly what commercial breweries do to make beer, just on a smaller scale. You mash malted grain to extract the sugars, bring the liquid to the boil, add hops for bitterness, flavour and aroma, cool the wort then pitch yeast to ferment the liquid to make beer.

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The brewing process

There is a great deal of science behind brewing. It's not essential for homebrewers to have an intimate knowledge of all the chemical reactions that happen during the various stages of beer production. However, it does help to have an understanding of what happens as a beer takes shape, even if you are just brewing with a can of concentrate and a kilo of sugar (but hopefully after visiting our site you will at least stop using sugar!).

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