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Home Beermaking
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BARLEY
The main grain used in beer making, usually after malting.

BARLEY WINE
A very strong beer.

BARREL
To the commercial breweries, a barrel holds 162 litres (36 gallons). For home beermaking, a barrel holds 22.5 litres (5 gallons)

BITTER
A clear well hopped beer.

BOTTLING
A way of storing beer that can easily be dispensed. NEVER USE NON-RETURNABLE BOTTLE. Only use “deposit” returnable bottles or plastic PET bottles.

BOTTOM FERMENTING
A strain of lager yeast that ferments at the bottom of the bucket under lower temperatures.

BREWBIN
A bucket that the beer ferments in.

BREWERS YEAST
Beer yeast is usually top fermenting and is used for beers and ales.

BRIGHT BEER
A term used to describe a beer that is completely free from cloudiness or hazes and is perfectly clear.

BROWN ALE
A medium strength dark mild beer that is sweeter than bitter and is usually bottled.

BURNT SUGAR
An old name for caramel colouring.