How beer is made


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How beer is made
Beer is made by combining four basic ingredients: water, barley, hops, and yeast. Water is the main ingredient. It is used to dissolve the barley, hops, and yeast and to give the beer its flavor. Barley is a type of grain that is used to provide the sugars that the yeast will eat to create alcohol. Hops are used to give the beer its bitterness and aroma. Yeast is the ingredient that turns the sugars into alcohol. To make beer, the barley is first ground up into a powder called “malt.” Then, the malt is mixed with hot water to create a thick mixture called “mash.” The mash is boiled, and hops are added to give the beer its flavor. Finally, the mixture is cooled and yeast is added to turn the sugars into alcohol. Fun Fact: The oldest known recipe for beer is over 4,000 years old.