The science of alcohol
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1 The components of beer

You may be surprised to hear that there are only four key components of beer, regardless of what type of beer is being brewed.

Before considering the process of brewing you can explore the different components of beer by watching the videos below. In the sections which follow, you will explore in detail the brewing process at Hook Norton but, before this, it is useful to know a bit more about each component individually.

The following videos will show you more about the role of the main components of beer: barley, water, yeast and hops.

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