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The malt is providing the sweetness and the hops are providing the bitterness plus the lingering flavour. Depending on what type malted grains the beer is brewed will effect its sweetness. This is due to how much fermentatble sugar can be extracted from the grains, any non-fermentable sugars will stay in the beer and provide effect how the beer sweetness. ...


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This discussion would be more suitable in the homebrew stack as Andrew said, but I will answer it anyway. You are on the right track, making a simple pilsner recipe will show you the effects of the malt, yeast, water and hops. There is a technique called SMASH (single malt, single hops), which is widely used to "test" the effect of a new ingredient. It is ...


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