The basic process of brewing beer is the same regardless of the type of brew, but there are differences in the processes. There are three main types of brewing: extract, partial-mash, or all-grain. The first of these processes involves steeping the grains in hot water. This releases the sugars within the grains, resulting in wort, which is the liquid that is used for fermentation. The next step is boiling the wort, which takes about an hour or two. The wort is now ready to be tapped and you can enjoy the creation.
The first step in the brewing process involves malting. This is where the grains are soaked in hotwater until they become soluble. This process separates the enzymes necessary for the brewing process. Next, the next step is mashing. This involves steeping the grains for a while in hot water. During this period, enzymes in the grains activate and begin releasing sugars. After the mash has been mashed, the water is removed and the beer is called wort. Fermenting the wort is the final step.
The next step in the brewing process, the mash conversion is where the raw ingredients undergo a series chemical reactions to turn them into sugars. The first step is to grind the grains using a gristmill. This exposes the starch that is hidden in the thick husk. The next step is to pour the mashed grains into a mash tun. The mash is mixed with hot water to begin the fermentation process. This is when the yeast in the mash starts the fermentation process. A beer is ready to be bottled.