For the love of grain… my sexy and mysterious ‘MALT’!

And…. I am back as promised with a more serious and nuancedseries that will highlight processes and detail of Brewing. Now, going back tothe very important and age old concept within the German brewing industry ofthe Purity Law or ‘Reinheitsgebot’ that strictly allowed only Malt, Water andHops as the ingredients in beer, let us take … Continue reading For the love of grain… my sexy and mysterious ‘MALT’!

The History of Beer and as we should know it…

Hello guys and I come back after quite a long break from my 'if-I-may-say-so' borderline scandalous series of the 'Journey of the Drunken Cherub'. I would want to take a moment and thank you all for the views and the recognition if not any comment it has garnered. From this new post onward I would … Continue reading The History of Beer and as we should know it…

BEER FOR THE NON-ORAL USE OF MEDICINE

Although beer was normally used in potions meant to be drunk, it was sometimes rather placed in the nose, ear, urethra, vagina (in pessaries or douches), or anus (in suppositories or enemas). In an old recipe from Uruk, ingredients mixed in first quality beer are poured in the nose. In a recipe for an ear … Continue reading BEER FOR THE NON-ORAL USE OF MEDICINE

What are the functions of wort boiling and wort kettle while making Beer ?

Arguably the most important vessel in the brewhouse. This piece of equipment is used to boil the sweet wort. Wort is boiled for six reasons, I will list but not go into further detail. I use the acronym VISCIP to remember them: V-Volitize, boil off unwanted vapours I-Isomerisation, changing the hops apha-acids into the wanted … Continue reading What are the functions of wort boiling and wort kettle while making Beer ?

Predicting Future Trends In The Indian Craft Brewing Industry

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The market for beer-based mixed drinks have strongly increased in recent years. Beer-based mixed drinks, in particular, find a high acceptance in different consumer groups. Innovative beverages on the basis of beer, give the brewer a great chance to selectively address a modern and unconventional consumer group and conquer new markets. Fruity additives to beer … Continue reading Predicting Future Trends In The Indian Craft Brewing Industry

Bira, Simba or White Owl?

All beers claim to the Belgian Witbier style In my opinion **Aroma** Moderate malty sweetness with light, grainy, spicy wheat aromatic, with a bit of tartness. Moderate perfumy coriander, with a complex herbal, spicy, or peppery note in the background. Moderate zesty, citrusy-orange fruitiness. A low spicy-herbal hop aroma is missing in Bira. White owl … Continue reading Bira, Simba or White Owl?

Client: When they say Budweiser is one of the most difficult beer to brew?

Yes, “difficult to brew” and “good” are two different things. Budweiser doesn’t have a lot of flavours, and it has a very pale colour. When making such a beer, you can’t hide any off-flavours. From a small to mid-size breweries perspective, it would be extremely difficult to clone Budweiser. Lagers are more difficult to brew … Continue reading Client: When they say Budweiser is one of the most difficult beer to brew?

Are You Hiring Females In Indian Brewing Indusrty ?

It’s no mystery that the Indian brewing industry is a male-dominated profession, however, over a few years, women employed in the beer industry has gradually increased as various roles in brewing including sales, marketing, brewing process and quality. I recognize a few of them personally my previous boss is the oldest female brewer I know … Continue reading Are You Hiring Females In Indian Brewing Indusrty ?

How to design beers for India ?

Beer making is an ancient art, but before putting anything in your brewing vessel and fermenters and eventually in bottles or to offer it to drinker one should think 100 times, most of the time it's not all about BJCP style guidelines as a brewer you have to break rules for this. One has to do … Continue reading How to design beers for India ?

The Journey Continues for The Drunken Cherub… Parts 3 and 4

Part 3 The grass is not always green throughout every season much like every tinder date cannot be a cakewalk and one has to bear the summer heat or a creepy date with an equally creepy kinky fetish. Here we come to the pointy end of the journey. Much like scrubbing the floors of the … Continue reading The Journey Continues for The Drunken Cherub… Parts 3 and 4