I was recently invited to give a talk at Freedom Lodge No. 118 in Lovettsville, Virginia and then at my mother lodge about brewing and Freemasonry. Freedom Lodge was a fun lodge to visit and afterward we went to a new brew pub a few doors down.
Here is the text of my presentation. Anyone who wants to use this presentation is welcome to. Just let folks know where it came from.
Brewing is truly alchemy. This is as good as the mystery of how to turn lead into gold. The way brewing works is really quite simple. Beer consists of four basic ingredients:
- Malted barley (or malt extract)
The process of making beer is simple: