Tastings School - Beer Production

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From basics to more advanced topics, the Beer School has all the info to expand your knowledge and enjoyment of your beers, ales and lagers.

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Beer Production

A day in the life of a brewer
Just what do they get up to all day? We sent Glynn Davis to find out.

A fishy tale
Daniel Cooper finds out about the use of isinglass finings in brewing.

A necessary evil?
Daniel Cooper looks at the controversial subject of pasteuration in beer

All the gear, no idea
Ron Allison looks at the basic equipment needed for full mash brewing at home.

Blood sugar blues
Daniel Cooper looks at the problems faced by diabetic beer lovers.

Bottles Vs Cans
The packaging of beer has become a rather controversial subject in recent years. Daniel Cooper looks at the differences between bottles and cans, and whether this makes any difference to the flavour o...

Everything you need to know about cask conditioning
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of the cask in production

Everything you need to know about cereals
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston considers grains other than barley that can be used in beer

Everything you need to know about... fruit
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role fruit can play in the production of quality beers from around the world

Everything you need to know about... hops
In the first of a series on the brewing of beer Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of the hop

Everything you need to know about... malt
In the latest in his series on the ingredients of beer Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of malted barley

Everything you need to know about... water
In the latest in our series Michael Jackson investigates the role of water and how important a quality sourse is to the overall taste of beer

Everything you need to know about... yeast
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role yeast plays

Everything you need to know about...cans
This issue, Nigel Huddleston looks at the history of the humble can

Going against the grain
If you're a coeliac or have a gluten intolerance, then you have to avoid cereals like wheat and barley. But what happens if you're a beer lover? Daniel Cooper reports.

How low can you go?
Daniel Cooper tackles the subject of low and no alcohol beer, and how they are made.

How to set up your own micro brewery
We've all thought about it...Nigel Huddleston shows us the way

Malt extract or full mash?
Ron Allison provides the second part in our guide to brewing beer at home.

One lump or two?
It has been suggested that there was room in BOTW for a little more technical stuff. So pay attention, here comes the science bit: Daniel Cooper reports on the use of sugar in brewing.

That special something (Yeast)
Yeast is a vital and complex part of beer production. Roger Protz looks at the history of this ingredient and how brewers keep it happy

The culture club
Alice Whitehead explores the importance of yeast by taking a walk around the National Collection of Yeast Cultures.

The nitro-keg revolution
Daniel Cooper discusses the use of nitrogen gas in beer – abhorred by some, loved by others.

The oils have it
We all know hops give beer its unique flavour, but how exactly? Daniel Cooper explains.

The science of good head
Daniel Cooper studies the science behind a good head of beer foam.

Why homebrew?
Brought to you by Beers of the World and the Craft Brewing Association ww.craftbrewing.org.uk Ever fancied making your own beer but don't really know how? Over the coming issues, experienced home brew...