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.