BREWING BASICS

Beer Glossary

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Here are a few key beer terms that will help you understand all the terminology used in the home-brewing process. Ale - A beer brewed from a top-fermenting yeast with a relatively short, warm fermentation. Alpha Acid Units (AAU) - A homebrewing measurement of hops. Equal to the weight in ounces multiplied by the percent of alpha acids. Attenuation - The degree of conversion of sugar to alcohol and CO2. Beer - Any beverage made by fermenting a wort made from malted barley and seasoned with hops. Cold Break - Proteins that coagulate and fall out of solution when the...

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