Saturday, February 9, 2013

Water Matters

Medford homebrewer Steven Wyatt exercises
water quality control, hiking into the woods
to get the goods from the source,
the headwaters of the Rogue River.

A basic rule of brewing is that if you wouldn't drink the water because it's so bad, you wouldn't want to drink the beer either. It only takes four ingredients to make beer, but water is 90 percent of what's in your glass, so it follows, the better the water, the better the beer.

Oregon Public Broadcasting journalist Amelia Templeton reports on a homebrewer's quest to collect the purest local water possible to make a better batch of beer. Full story at OPB Earthfix.

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