Chapter 2

Barley Malts

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Barley malt is to beer as grapes are to wine. It is ideally suited to brewing beer for many reasons. Malted barley has a high complement of enzymes for converting its starch supply into simple sugars and contains protein, which is needed for yeast nutrition. Other grains, such as wheat and rye can be malted and used to brew beer too, but they are not widely used.

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