Brewing Process

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Blue Ridge Brewing Process


Step #1 - Barley Malts are mixed with hot water and added to the Mash Tun. The purpose of mashing is to activate enzymes that naturally convert the starches within the barley into sugar.



Step #2 - The brewer rinses the mash with hot water and collects the sweet liquid, called wort in the brew kettle. The wort is brought to a boil, and a mixture of different hops is added to give the beer its unique bitterness characteristics. Yeast is added to the wort which causes it to ferment and produce alcohol.


Step #3 - At the end of the fermentation process the beer is then filtered to remove any remaining yeast, protein, and hops. Carbon dioxide is injected to carbonate the beer.





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