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Brewing Without Malt

When you think of beer it probably involves Malt, Hops, Yeast, and Water. But traditional brewing techniques around the world often involve only a few of these. Indeed, the most common brewing method in the world doesn't involve malt or yeast!

Christian Berger has spent decades researching different brewing cultures and at Beer-Studies.com has created an incredible resource. He joins me to discuss 6 ways of extracting sugars from starch, only one of which is malting.

We talked for nearly 3 hours in a session full of information.

This is the first part of that discussion, covering Christian's background and the first 3 of the 6 pathways to brewing.

💠 Check Out Beer-Studies.com for plenty more information about brewing traditions around the world.

Part 1

We discuss the Christian's background and the first 3 paths to brewing, including salivation, malting, and fungi.


Part 2

The 2nd part of the chat with Christian, covering the remaining 3 pathways