Thank you Darla Hoffmann for our sole response last week on Vine Growth Cycle!
This week: Beer
In the brewing process how does the roasting level of the malt influence the style and flavors of the final beer?
On a related note, an ancient form of roasting the malt involved doing so over an open flame, imparting a strong smoky flavor to the beer. As kiln drying became more common and economical, the flame-drying fell out of fashion to remove the smoky taste in favor of cleaner flavor profiles. However, there are a couple of breweries in Germany--Schlenkerla & Spezial--that continue on with the tradition of Rauschbier--a specialty of Bamburg,