Well folks, we're very nearly out of our Mr. Beer ingredients and I'm looking at taking the next step to partial mashing.
Most kinds of beer can be brewed with base malt extract and steeping a small amount of "specialty grains," which are various toasted, roasted, or caramelized grains that will add greater taste, complexity and freshness to the beer.
I'm considering trying a California Common ("Steam") beer for my first partial mash.
I love the taste of this beer on draft. Out of the bottle is very good, too, but the hop bitterness is more apparent.
So what do you say, tasting community? A steam beer, or something else?