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Beer - modern drug or ancient wonder?

Beer is one of the oldest drinks and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. Beer is produced with boiling water, hops , and fermenting process. In some countries beer is defined by law—as in Germany, where the standard ingredients consist of water, are malt, hops, and yeast. So how is beer produced? A brew day begins with getting the ingredients ready, grains are up first. Whole grains are put through a gristmill that cracks and opens the kernels. This is mixed with hot water where it steeps for a time. During this process simple sugars in the grain are released. Hops are added to this sugary liquid at different intervals to extract aroma, flavor and bitterness. The result is pumped into a fermentation vessel where yeast will be added to begin the process of converting the sugars into alcohol. After fermentation is complete, many beers are filtered or run through a centrifuge to remove any particulates. Some may also be transferred to brite tanks, to allow more t