Base malts are the foundation of beer. It’s worthwhile to have a sense of the trade-offs your extract supplier made. As a bonus, this mini-batch experiment is a good introduction to mashing.

Fort Collins CO, May 7, 2019 — When we say that base malts are the foundation of a beer, we mean that they will contribute the bulk of the sugars for the yeast. They usually make up most of the grist, and they supply enough enzymes to convert their own starches as well as those of any additional specialty grains or adjuncts.

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