Today's topic: A rundown of the basic ingredients you'll need to brew a 1-gallon batch of beer
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All right — what do you need to get this beer going? All beer is made with just four base ingredients: malts, water, hops, and yeast. It's the specific kind and amount of each ingredient, and how you mix them together, that give us everything from the palest of pale ales to the darkest of stouts, and all the beautiful beers in between.
With just these four ingredients, it makes sense to spend some time talking about each one so you understand what makes them so special and what to look for at the store. That's what we're doing today — a deep dive into the basic ingredients that make a pint of beer.