Flavor Creation in the Malt House and its Impact on the Beer Styles of our Past, Present and Future

  • Speaker: Cassie Poirier
  • Track: Sensory Analysis
  • Homebrew Con 2018
  • Portland, OR

Many beer styles are defined by the characteristic flavors found in specialty malts, but how does a maltster develop these flavors? Let’s follow grain on a journey through the malt houses of yesterday and today to understand the importance of flavor creation and its impact on the beer styles of our past, present, and future. We’ll discuss how modification, kilning, and roasting affect flavor and highlight historical, contemporary, and yet-to-be-developed beer styles defined by specific malts.

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