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TAG : Victoria Redhed Miller

A Flavor-Positive Whiskey Wash

Shutterstock/Leszek Czerwonka During presentations on liquor distillation, I’m often asked why we mash grain into hot water to produce a wort that’s further fermented into a wash, and then distilled to make flavored spirits, such as whiskey and brandy. If you’re mashing the grain to ...

Deceptively Simple Sourdough

Photo from Getty Images/Enzo Nguyen@Tercer Ojo PhotographyWild yeast populations exist just about everywhere, from whitish blooms on grapes to a subtle presence on grains. Because they vary greatly from region to region, yeasts give local foods a custom taste. That’s why sourdough bread from ...

Basic Sourdough Boule Recipe

Photo from Adobe Stock/Rawpixel.comThis French-style mild sourdough boule traditionally uses unbleached bread flour, plus some whole-wheat and rye flours. You can skip the whole grains and just use 500 grams of bread flour, but I encourage you to start using more whole grains when you feel ...

Fermentation

Inspiration for edible alchemy.