Category Archives: Distilling

One, two, three smoked malts

One year ago, we announced the second addition to our smoked malt portfolio — Mesquite Smoked Malt. Like Briess Cherry Wood Smoked Malt, Briess Mesquite Smoke Malt delivers pronounced smoke flavor and recommended maximum usage is 60%.

Mesquite Smoked Malt is characterized by upfront … [More]

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Meet two of our 350 dedicated barley growers

We know our brewers and distillers are passionate about the ingredients that craft their beer and spirits. The flavor and character of the malt is sculpted into each beverage. This flavor is shaped by many factors from the dedicated growers to the art of the maltster. Each step of the growing … [More]

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How to create a distilling venturi for a clump free mash

 

Through studies with Dr. Kris Berglund at Michigan State University, we have been able to identify efficiencies by using a fine grind flour in a distilling mash vs. preground malt.

When using flour, we are able to increase … [More]

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1,000 and Counting. . .

The Craft Spirits market hit a milestone in April 2016 with the opening of the one-thousandth distillery in the United States. The industry has come a long way since prohibition and, similar to the beer industry, is being driven by the demand for small, local, independently produced products. … [More]

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Featured Distillers’ Malt: Subtle and Surprisingly Complex Caramel Rye

Briess has been producing roasted Caramel Malts in the USA since the mid-1950s. That tradition continues today, with Briess producing a wide range of roasted Caramel Malts in small batches in drum roasters. Roasting, rather than kilning, is necessary in order to develop the glassy centers and … [More]

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