Beer (Eyewitness Companions) by Michael Jackson

By Michael Jackson

This name is helping you examine all approximately your favorite beer with professional recommendation and knowledge from a workforce of experts, brought via the world's best-selling beer author Michael Jackson. you could discover beverages from each major brewing quarter in addition to much less famous parts. you'll find out why beers flavor the best way they do, tips on how to take pleasure in flavour, aroma, texture and end, and establish your individual favorite sort. you could meet the manufacturers and discover their origins, historical past and specific brewing techniques. Plus, resolve bottles, barrels and breweries and observe tips to determine the labels, opt for the right kind glasses and find the breweries. this can be a thrilling addition to "Eyewitness Companions"; the visible reference sequence overlaying favorite leisure pursuits and interests from French Cheeses and Opera to Horse driving.

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The culm is a valuable by-product of the malting process, and is sold as a high-protein animal feed. The colour of a beer is strongly linked to the colour of the malt from which it is made. Throughout Europe, this colour is measured on the European Brewers’ Convention (EBC) scale. now be crunched like a firm biscuit, releasing wonderful tastes of sweet, malty sugars in the mouth. colour and flavour The colour and flavour of wine is influenced by the length of time it is in contact with grapes’ skins.

A lot of sugar is This is a new style, used, but without the introduced in the early unpleasantly candyish 2000s by rival brewers results that might have The Abbaye de Nôtre Dame de in the small town of ensued. The devil’s Buggenhout, to the secrets are in the choice Scourmont is home to Belgium’s famous Chimay Trappist brewery. northwest of Brussels. of an unusually pale malt; wonderfully fragrant Saaz and The old-established château brewery of Styrian hops; and a very clean production the family Bosteels has a bière brut called process, with long periods of warm- and Deus.

The mash tun contains a porridge-like mix of grist and hot water. The starch in the grist is released to provide fermentable brewing sugars. 30 From grain to glass Water More than 90 per cent of a glass of beer is water. The beer’s taste and texture is in part shaped by the quality of the water – and more specifically the trace minerals it contains. These minerals can influence the biochemistry of the living process of brewing. Good water makes good beer, and for this reason brewing regions blessed with high-quality water are the traditional homes of the world’s best-loved brews.

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