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Question by kaza
Submitted on 9/18/2003
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how is beer made explaining in the simplest way?


Answer by Kitsune-chan
Submitted on 11/7/2003
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It isn't.. :P

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 1/13/2004
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u take a girl beer and you take a guy beer and they do it alll night and baby beer is made then it has to age and when it is old enough u drink it.  there are 2 types of beer drinking beer and breeding beer.  no one knows about the mating beer but i seen em im not crazy i tell ya i seen em.

 

Answer by myself
Submitted on 3/2/2004
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is beer harmful to the brain

 

Answer by Nina
Submitted on 3/8/2004
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No seriously...how is beer made? REALLY.

 

Answer by SADLKFH;ASDFDK
Submitted on 3/10/2004
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U IDIOTS THEY MAGICLY COME OUT NO WHERE AND APAER IN BARS AND BEER BARNS

 

Answer by they call me young gun
Submitted on 3/16/2004
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holla at cha boy

 

Answer by Mr Hamilton
Submitted on 3/17/2004
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You children are crazy. Beer is made from plants. So is wine. Do you know why you people are so dumb? BECAUSE YOU TOUCH YOURSELF AT NIGHT!!!!!!!

 

Answer by allison
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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hops and barely and alcoholoic fermentation. use ur noggins!

 

Answer by sinky
Submitted on 4/22/2004
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wot is every 1 on about if u wanna findout look on another page u stupid *****

 

Answer by alex
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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hahahah u touch ur self at night i love fam guy

 

Answer by R
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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LOLOLOLOLO.... hehehehehehehehehhe

 

Answer by sean
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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It is made by fermenting grains, usually barley and wheat and favoring it with hops.

 

Answer by bozzer
Submitted on 5/14/2004
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it is good

 

Answer by battley
Submitted on 5/17/2004
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beer is like a flower.  it is made over a long period of time and in the end it looks and tasts realy good.  go and buy a pint!

 

Answer by Sum Random Dude
Submitted on 5/19/2004
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Dudes, its made from yeast and suger from something i cant remember what but wine is made from grape suger (u no friut suger) and vodka is made from suger from potatos? thats wat i read anyway.

 

Answer by big bad dave
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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how is beer made and i am a big fan of beer

 

Answer by Tetnus
Submitted on 6/24/2004
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Aggggggghhhhhh beeeeer!!!!!!!!!!! :)

 

Answer by Protonblast
Submitted on 7/1/2004
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Beer is made from Yeast!!!!

 

Answer by Hollywood
Submitted on 9/6/2004
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You take some hops and some malt, then you stop the oxygen from getting to it, then you leave the microbes and yeast to multiply and grow, the longer its left the more mature and better the beer is.

 

Answer by notorious b
Submitted on 10/4/2004
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beer breeding takes place all over germany and it is still unknown how they determine which is the mommy beer and the daddy beer

 

Answer by young and restless
Submitted on 10/7/2004
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the person 'me' is a bif FLAMER! u fukin cok suker

 

Answer by you wanna hit it--not babysit it
Submitted on 10/15/2004
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i wish somebody knew

 

Answer by twatasss
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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this site is such a useless sack of bollucks. you all suck andi hope you die of aids!!

 

Answer by Kevinhulme
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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i also touch my self at night. infact me and supa dupa touch one another (ps i am also offended)

 

Answer by APE ALIAN FROM IRANGITANIA
Submitted on 10/21/2004
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PEE AND BUBBLES FROM THE BATH. THATS WHY QUEER PEOPLE LIKE IT SO MUCH. LOL,HAHA,IM SO FUNNY

 

Answer by helping the world get smarter
Submitted on 10/25/2004
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How Beer is Made
Brewing is fundamentally a natural process. The art and science of brewing lies in converting natural food materials into a pure, pleasing beverage. Although great strides have been made with the techniques for achieving high-quality production, beer today is still a beverage brewed from natural products in a traditional way. Although the main ingredients of beer have remained constant (water, yeast, malt and hops), it is the precise recipe and timing of the brew that gives one a different taste from another. The production of beer is one of the most closely supervised and controlled manufacturing processes in our society. Apart from brewing company expenditures on research and quality control designed to achieve the highest standards of uniformity and purity in the product, the production of beer is also subject to regular inspection and review by federal and provincial Health Departments. Substances used in the brewing process are approved by Health Canada. On average, a batch of beer will take about 30 days to produce. To be more specific, brewing takes nine and a half hours, while fermentation and aging combined take between 21 and 35 days for ales and lagers respectively.

1. Water
Pure water is an essential ingredient in good beer and brewers pay scrupulous attention to the source and purification of their brewing water. The water used in brewing is purified to rigidly-set standards. If it does not have the proper calcium or acidic content for maximum activity of the enzymes in the mash, it must be brought up to that standard.

2. Malt
Barley is used to make brewers' malt. At the malting companies, barley is soaked, germinated (sprouted), then dried and/or kilned/roasted to arrest further growth. During the period of controlled growth in the malting plant, specific barley enzymes are released to break down the membranes of the starch cells that make up most of the kernel. But these are internal changes only; apart from a slight change in colour, the external characteristics remain essentially unchanged. When the malt leaves a malting plant, it still looks like barley.

In the brewery, the malt is screened and crushed rather than ground to flour in order to keep the husks as whole as possible. This process not only prevents the extraction of undesirable materials from the husks but also allows them to act as a filter bed for separation of the liquid extract formed during mashing.

3. Mashing
Malt is added to heated, purified water and, through a carefully controlled time and temperature process, the malt enzymes break down the starch to sugar and the complex proteins of the malt to simpler nitrogen compounds. Mashing takes place in a large, round tank called a "mash mixer" or "mash tun" and requires careful temperature control. At this point, depending on the type of beer desired, the malt is supplemented by starch from other cereals such as corn, wheat or rice.

4. Lautering
The mash is transferred to a straining (or lautering) vessel which is usually cylindrical with a slotted false bottom two to five centimetres above the true bottom. The liquid extract drains through the false bottom and is run off to the brew kettle. This extract, a sugar solution, is called "wort" but it is not yet beer. Water is "sparged" (or sprayed) though the grains to wash out as much of the extract as possible. The "spent grains" are removed and sold as cattle feed.

5. Boiling and Hopping
The brew kettle, a huge cauldron holding from 70 to 1,000 hectolitres and made of shiny copper or stainless steel, is probably the most striking sight in a brewery. It is fitted with coils or a jacketed bottom for steam heating and is designed to boil the wort under carefully-controlled conditions. Boiling, which usually lasts about two hours, serves to concentrate the wort to a desired specific gravity, to sterilize it and to obtain the desired extract from the hops. The hop resins contribute flavour, aroma and bitterness to the brew. Once the hops have flavoured the brew, they are removed. When applicable, highly-fermentable syrup may be added to the kettle. Undesirable protein substances that have survived the journey from the mash mixer are coagulated, leaving the wort clear.

6. Hop Separation and Cooling
After the beer has taken on the flavour of the hops, the wort then proceeds to the "hot wort tank". It is then cooled, usually in a simple-looking apparatus called a "plate cooler". As the wort and a coolant flow past each other on opposite sides of stainless steel plates, the temperature of the wort drops from boiling to about 10 to 15.5 C,  a drop of more than 65.6 C, in a few seconds.

7. Fermentation
The wort is then moved to the fermenting vessels and yeast, the guarded central mystery of ancient brewer's art, is added. It is the yeast, which is a living, single-cell fungi, that breaks down the sugar in the wort to carbon dioxide and alcohol. It also adds many beer-flavouring components. There are many kinds of yeasts, but those used in making beer belong to the genus saccharomyces. The brewer uses two species of this genus. One yeast type, which rises to the top of the liquid at the completion of the fermentation process, is used in brewing ale and stout. The other, which drops to the bottom of the brewing vessel, is used in brewing lager.

In all modern breweries, elaborate precautions are taken to ensure that the yeast remains pure and unchanged. Through the use of pure yeast culture plants, a particular beer flavour can be maintained year after year. During fermentation, which lasts about seven to 10 days, the yeast may multiply six-fold and in the open-tank fermenters used for brewing ale, a creamy, frothy head may be seen on top of the brew. When the fermentation is complete, the yeast is removed. Now, for the first time ,the liquid is called beer.

8. Cellars
For one to three weeks, the beer is stored cold and then filtered once or twice before it is ready for bottling or "racking" into kegs.

9. Packaging
In the bottle shop of a brewery, returned empty bottles go through washers in which they receive a thorough cleaning. After washing, the bottles are inspected electronically and visually and pass on to the rotary filler. Some of these machines can fill up to 1,200 bottles per minute. A "crowning" machine, integrated with the filler, places caps on the bottles. The filled bottles may then pass through a "tunnel pasteurizer" (often 23 metres from end to end and able to hold 15,000 bottles) where the temperature of the beer is raised about 60 C. for a sufficient length of time to provide biological stability, then cooled to room temperature.

Emerging from the pasteurizer, the bottles are inspected, labelled, placed in boxes, stacked on pallets and carried by lift truck to the warehousing areas to await shipment. Also in the bottle shop may be the canning lines, where beer is packaged in cans for shipment. Packaged beer may be heat-pasteurized or micro-filtered, providing a shelf-life of up to six months when properly stored. Draught beer, since it is normally sold and consumed within a few weeks, may not go through this process. The draught beer is placed in sterilized kegs ready for shipment.
there you go! ;) and thats a logical explaination why people are so dumb, it kills your brain cells!

 

Answer by 69
Submitted on 11/19/2004
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y cant ne of u answer the actual question?
get sum sleep then go bk 2 skul

 

Answer by nath
Submitted on 11/25/2004
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it is made with my balls

 

Answer by miz popular x2
Submitted on 11/30/2004
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if you drink enough of it you can do things with boys and blame it on the beer in the morning
its GREAT

 

Answer by miz popular x2
Submitted on 11/30/2004
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beer is great it means you can do things and no one will even know because they will all be drunk
you could do lots of saucey things
you could even use whips and chains KINKY

 

Answer by jedi
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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it's hops, yeast and sugar that have fermented. unless u drink budweiser, which is orange water with a name stolen from a company in the czech republic.

 

Answer by JD n chanty
Submitted on 1/11/2005
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sup ma ho-mies! beer is made from a substance called beer who Eva cares! Bacardi is SO much Betta!!!!!!!

 

Answer by bob
Submitted on 1/12/2005
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your mum makes the beer out her bum

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 1/16/2005
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thanks for the help u plebs read a book and post something useful!!!!!!!

 

Answer by the grand pimp
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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beer is made out of unicorns u r all so dumb and gay get lives or shoot yourselfs u ugly bunch of nobheads

 

Answer by Remma
Submitted on 1/21/2005
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Haaaaaa u r a load of fat heads and u need ur heads testing Beer dus not cum from Girl Beers and Boy beers!!! EDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by NERGIDS
Submitted on 1/25/2005
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BEER IS A GOOD THING.IT IS GOOD FOR HEALTH

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 1/26/2005
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i cant drink beer at any time of the day, thanks to beer i now have 8 children and i am only 16. i like beer and older men (over 60 years old) he he

 

Answer by yoyo
Submitted on 2/8/2005
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it is better if you look for this answer in another place. this people are idiots than can even spell,loooooser.

 

Answer by turkeychuk
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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you guys are retarded!

 

Answer by gee
Submitted on 3/2/2005
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beer cums out of my ass!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by bibs
Submitted on 3/16/2005
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oooi am on the internet!!but cum on people beer is made by lil pixies that sneak intour room at nite nd steel ur dreams. then they add sugar and pixie dustoh and fairy tears and..... hey persto!!!!!

 

Answer by david groth is a fag
Submitted on 4/26/2005
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it is made from sex

 

Answer by bad boy
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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anyone want to give me a head

 

Answer by lmeh
Submitted on 5/14/2005
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eh! beats me. it reeks so it must have some kind of S*@T in it

 

Answer by Mr Arbuckle
Submitted on 6/8/2005
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beer is made from peas and lettuce, they grind them up. lol

 

Answer by ema nd lily
Submitted on 6/16/2005
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beer is gr8 we love it..were in computing !!!!!!!! we stumbled across yr syt..its brill.. lol we love beer its kikz arse.. hahahahahahhahah p.s they call us the young gunz . xxxxxxxxxxxxxx mwah.. i dont rele kno how beer is made..??? mm i jus drink it..

 

Answer by rach69
Submitted on 7/1/2005
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Brewing the perfect beer requires the brewer to use art, craft and science, in a balance of natural ingredients (see above) and processes.

Some brewers embrace modern technology while other use more traditional means (micro brewery) but whether the brewery is large or small, old or new the process remains the same.

The process begins with the malted barley being lightly crushed into a coarse powder called grist. At this stage, other cereals - including flaked maize, unmated barley and wheat can be introduced, if required by the brewer's recipe to produce particular characteristics of flavour or colour or appearance. Darker malts are used for stouts. In general, around 90 per cent of the total grain used in the UK is malted barley.

The grist is transferred to a large vessel called a mash tun, where it is mashed with hot water. The natural sugars in the malt dissolve in the water (brewers always call this water liquor), and

 

Answer by bubby
Submitted on 8/4/2005
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i have no idea how it is made, thats y i came to this site but i like the "girl beer and boy beer" theory

 

Answer by jim
Submitted on 9/8/2005
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buy it

 

Answer by ?
Submitted on 9/16/2005
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Y r all u people crazy?

 

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Submitted on 9/29/2005
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Answer by Drew
Submitted on 10/12/2005
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Beer is like a piano, u have to play it like a song, or in this case drink it. Like if ur dad came home with a big paycheck and didnt beat you He was father of the year. Your fathers will drink. and if your white your pappy is probly a redneck. And he likes to say yall day and night. Bastards

 

Answer by beerman
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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beer is made from four simple ingredients (at least according to the bavarian purtity law of 1516). These ingredients are barley, hops, yeast and water! Simply put, the barley is mash and roasted (this determines a beers colour, texture), mixed with hops (this determines its flavour, bitterness), and then fermented with yeast (top fermenting yeast makes ales, bottom fermenting yeast makes lagers), and of course water is simple the base for all of this. Ales are made at room temperature, and lagers at cool temperatures. the fermentation process (the adding of the yeast) converts the suger in the mashed barley/hop mix (called wort) in alcohol. And thats the basic brewing method

 

Answer by Baby Brit
Submitted on 11/4/2005
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Beer leads to sex and i want some

 

Answer by Baby Brit
Submitted on 11/7/2005
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it is made from doing in and out in and out (wink wink)

 

Answer by alguien
Submitted on 11/9/2005
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q semejante imbesiles q son todos ustedes gringos pendejos.. ignorantes

 

Answer by BrewMeister
Submitted on 1/2/2006
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http://www.scbrewexpo.com/how_beer_is_made.htm

 

Answer by beer
Submitted on 1/9/2006
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beer is buzzin but its shipped in by little green aliens

 

Answer by ?
Submitted on 1/9/2006
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my imaginary friend says carrots make it and you have seious mental problems

 

Answer by BUTT CHEESE
Submitted on 1/30/2006
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you guys are all faggots

 

Answer by Chief inspector Morris
Submitted on 2/1/2006
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WHO REALLY CARES?  Its there for the drinking!!

 

Answer by eddie ;) (im a girl!!)
Submitted on 2/1/2006
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haha you bunch of flanges! beer is made from a plant . its then made into grains and grounded down. its then mixed with alchol and suger.   HAPPY NOW!!! lol

 

Answer by Winnie the piece of poo
Submitted on 2/2/2006
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You all r wrong. It is told by the ancients that actually beer is made my little dwarfs and trolls in the underground city.AND believe me, someday they will kill us all!!!.. with help of the crabpeople ofcourse

 

Answer by beer lover
Submitted on 2/6/2006
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hehe whatever people your all dumb i'm still in yr 8 and i know how it is made!!!! we have find out how beer and cheese is made for homework!!! BORING!

 

Answer by i dont know
Submitted on 3/1/2006
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by a stage of  processes in which certain ingrediants are added to give the beer different flavours

 

Answer by larry
Submitted on 3/6/2006
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hi babes

 

Answer by hoyo
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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how is beer made n nt wid yeast

 

Answer by blunt boy
Submitted on 6/11/2006
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save water ... drink beer.

 

Answer by mad flo
Submitted on 8/22/2006
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does anyone know the answer to the question

 

Answer by mashudu
Submitted on 9/7/2006
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why do answer such sh..t?

 

Answer by wes
Submitted on 9/26/2006
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beer  so  bad

 

Answer by Mike
Submitted on 10/9/2006
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<a href="http://www.bpe.com/beverages/beer/beer_is_made.htm">the answer</a>

 

Answer by lilc
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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here is a page from da internet on how beer is made!!! lol  i cnt beblieve sum1 sed

u take a girl beer and you take a guy beer and they do it alll night and baby beer is made then it has to age and when it is old enough u drink it.  there are 2 types of beer drinking beer and breeding beer.  no one knows about the mating beer but i seen em im not crazy i tell ya i seen em.    thtz so stupid!! lol



How Beer is Made
Brewing is fundamentally a natural process. The art and science of brewing lies in converting natural food materials into a pure, pleasing beverage. Although great strides have been made with the techniques for achieving high-quality production, beer today is still a beverage brewed from natural products in a traditional way. Although the main ingredients of beer have remained constant (water, yeast, malt and hops), it is the precise recipe and timing of the brew that gives one a different taste from another. The production of beer is one of the most closely supervised and controlled manufacturing processes in our society. Apart from brewing company expenditures on research and quality control designed to achieve the highest standards of uniformity and purity in the product, the production of beer is also subject to regular inspection and review by federal and provincial Health Departments. Substances used in the brewing process are approved by Health Canada. On average, a batch of beer will take about 30 days to produce. To be more specific, brewing takes nine and a half hours, while fermentation and aging combined take between 21 and 35 days for ales and lagers respectively.

1. Water
Pure water is an essential ingredient in good beer and brewers pay scrupulous attention to the source and purification of their brewing water. The water used in brewing is purified to rigidly-set standards. If it does not have the proper calcium or acidic content for maximum activity of the enzymes in the mash, it must be brought up to that standard.

2. Malt
Barley is used to make brewers' malt. At the malting companies, barley is soaked, germinated (sprouted), then dried and/or kilned/roasted to arrest further growth. During the period of controlled growth in the malting plant, specific barley enzymes are released to break down the membranes of the starch cells that make up most of the kernel. But these are internal changes only; apart from a slight change in colour, the external characteristics remain essentially unchanged. When the malt leaves a malting plant, it still looks like barley.

In the brewery, the malt is screened and crushed rather than ground to flour in order to keep the husks as whole as possible. This process not only prevents the extraction of undesirable materials from the husks but also allows them to act as a filter bed for separation of the liquid extract formed during mashing.

3. Mashing
Malt is added to heated, purified water and, through a carefully controlled time and temperature process, the malt enzymes break down the starch to sugar and the complex proteins of the malt to simpler nitrogen compounds. Mashing takes place in a large, round tank called a "mash mixer" or "mash tun" and requires careful temperature control. At this point, depending on the type of beer desired, the malt is supplemented by starch from other cereals such as corn, wheat or rice.

4. Lautering
The mash is transferred to a straining (or lautering) vessel which is usually cylindrical with a slotted false bottom two to five centimetres above the true bottom. The liquid extract drains through the false bottom and is run off to the brew kettle. This extract, a sugar solution, is called "wort" but it is not yet beer. Water is "sparged" (or sprayed) though the grains to wash out as much of the extract as possible. The "spent grains" are removed and sold as cattle feed.

5. Boiling and Hopping
The brew kettle, a huge cauldron holding from 70 to 1,000 hectolitres and made of shiny copper or stainless steel, is probably the most striking sight in a brewery. It is fitted with coils or a jacketed bottom for steam heating and is designed to boil the wort under carefully-controlled conditions. Boiling, which usually lasts about two hours, serves to concentrate the wort to a desired specific gravity, to sterilize it and to obtain the desired extract from the hops. The hop resins contribute flavour, aroma and bitterness to the brew. Once the hops have flavoured the brew, they are removed. When applicable, highly-fermentable syrup may be added to the kettle. Undesirable protein substances that have survived the journey from the mash mixer are coagulated, leaving the wort clear.

6. Hop Separation and Cooling
After the beer has taken on the flavour of the hops, the wort then proceeds to the "hot wort tank". It is then cooled, usually in a simple-looking apparatus called a "plate cooler". As the wort and a coolant flow past each other on opposite sides of stainless steel plates, the temperature of the wort drops from boiling to about 10 to 15.5 C,  a drop of more than 65.6 C, in a few seconds.

7. Fermentation
The wort is then moved to the fermenting vessels and yeast, the guarded central mystery of ancient brewer's art, is added. It is the yeast, which is a living, single-cell fungi, that breaks down the sugar in the wort to carbon dioxide and alcohol. It also adds many beer-flavouring components. There are many kinds of yeasts, but those used in making beer belong to the genus saccharomyces. The brewer uses two species of this genus. One yeast type, which rises to the top of the liquid at the completion of the fermentation process, is used in brewing ale and stout. The other, which drops to the bottom of the brewing vessel, is used in brewing lager.

In all modern breweries, elaborate precautions are taken to ensure that the yeast remains pure and unchanged. Through the use of pure yeast culture plants, a particular beer flavour can be maintained year after year. During fermentation, which lasts about seven to 10 days, the yeast may multiply six-fold and in the open-tank fermenters used for brewing ale, a creamy, frothy head may be seen on top of the brew. When the fermentation is complete, the yeast is removed. Now, for the first time ,the liquid is called beer.

8. Cellars
For one to three weeks, the beer is stored cold and then filtered once or twice before it is ready for bottling or "racking" into kegs.

9. Packaging
In the bottle shop of a brewery, returned empty bottles go through washers in which they receive a thorough cleaning. After washing, the bottles are inspected electronically and visually and pass on to the rotary filler. Some of these machines can fill up to 1,200 bottles per minute. A "crowning" machine, integrated with the filler, places caps on the bottles. The filled bottles may then pass through a "tunnel pasteurizer" (often 23 metres from end to end and able to hold 15,000 bottles) where the temperature of the beer is raised about 60 C. for a sufficient length of time to provide biological stability, then cooled to room temperature.

Emerging from the pasteurizer, the bottles are inspected, labelled, placed in boxes, stacked on pallets and carried by lift truck to the warehousing areas to await shipment. Also in the bottle shop may be the canning lines, where beer is packaged in cans for shipment. Packaged beer may be heat-pasteurized or micro-filtered, providing a shelf-life of up to six months when properly stored. Draught beer, since it is normally sold and consumed within a few weeks, may not go through this process. The draught beer is placed in sterilized kegs ready for shipment

 

Answer by good buddha
Submitted on 11/17/2006
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laugh my ass off you guys suck!!

 

Answer by your mum
Submitted on 12/12/2006
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i think that three bears found a girl in the forest. She gave them a wish and 4 days earlier a baby was born. The next day beer fellfrom the sky as a way of saying thank you.thank you peepee fairy.

 

Answer by barny and bob the builder! togerther forever!
Submitted on 12/17/2006
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It is made by fermenting grains, usually barley and wheat and favoring it with hops.
Then it is stored for a long period of time.

 

Answer by bob &barney
Submitted on 12/18/2006
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i dunno !

 

Answer by mikki
Submitted on 1/4/2007
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look onda internet ... or keep reading 4 a laugh

 

Answer by qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
Submitted on 5/11/2007
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beer is made simply by MAGIC
how else?

 

Answer by Micky B
Submitted on 6/4/2007
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Beer is made from malt. If you get barley grains, germinate them, and roast them after 3 days of germination, you have malt. It's somewhat simple to do.

 

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