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Brewing process

What goes into making our beer?

Hops are added to the wort and boiled (or ‘brewed’) in a brew kettle. Hops are vines whose cone-like flowers, or cones, give beer its bitter flavour and aroma. The hops also help preserve beer. Boiling is also important to sterilise and stabilise the wort, and to develop colour and flavour. At the end of the boil period, the wort is cooled so yeast can be added.

Boiling wort in the brewing kettle

Boiling wort

Brewing process - Hops

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Did you know?

A beaker containing water, next to a pile of hops

Using hops is like using salt – only a tiny amount is needed.