Sourced from around the world, never before has there been so many ingredients available to the home brewer.
The Grain Bill including Australian Joe White Maltings and Barrett and Burston, U.K Simpsons Malt, U.K Bairds, UK Thomas Fawcett, European BestMalz, Weyermann, Dingemanns Belgian, and Briess U.S.A grown grains)
Malt Extracts including Briess, Coopers and Extramalt liquid malt extracts and dried malt extracts. and Sorghum gluten free brewing syrups
Hop Pellets and Whole hops, including Czech, German, U.K, Australian and New Zealand. Also Crosby Hop Farms U.S.A.
Brewing Yeast (dried) Fermentis, Lallemand, Danstar, Mangrove Jacks Craft Series,
Brewing Yeast (Liquid) WHITE LABS
Beer Enhancers brewing salts, fining and clearing agents, water balancing additives, Promalt
Gluten free and low carbohydrate ingredients Sorghum syrup, Brown Rice Syrup, low carb enzymes
Herb & Spice flavourings Juniper Berries, Licorice root, anise, rosehips, ginger, anise, and many more
Sugars & Adjuncts Belgium Candy syrup, corn syrup, Maize/corn, Dextrose, MaltoDextrin, Lactose, Flaked wheat, Flaked barley. Beer/brew enhancer blends
Beer is one of the world's most consumed beverages. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of sugars, mainly derived from malted cereals, commonly malted barley and malted wheat. Adjuncts, or other fermentables like maize (corn) and rice are also used.
Beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and aroma and were initially used as a preservative. Herbs and fruit can sometimes be used to make more exotic blends and there is a resurgence of home brewers experimenting with different blends of ingredients to produce some unique high quality beers.
Many brewers begin brewing with beer packs which are ready formulated to ensure they have great success first up. They are an excellent means of brewing a great variety of beers without a lot of knowledge and only a small outlay of costs for equipment. However for those with a knack for experimenting and a quest for developing their own unique beers, they often move on to all grain or extract brewing to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Unlike never before there is an ever increasing and high quality range of brewing ingredients now available to home brewers. With a little experimentation and the best equipment, you could be on your way to opening your own boutique or regional brewery!