In a lot of recipes I have read, there is an emphasis on the freshness of the malt and hops. If I am buying online or in my homebrew store, how do I determine the freshness of what I am buying? Are ...
Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between 2-row and 6-row malt? And why should I care?
Aside from the fact that they're two different types of grain, how do the two malted grains differ in terms of their effects in beer such as flavor, body, head, etc. when used as base malts?
What's the best way to crush malt if you don't have a mill at home? How much malt would you venture to crush that way?