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Chapter 12. You Got Some 'Splaining to D... > “How to” Essays: Process Analysis - Pg. 141

You Got Some 'Splaining to Do, Lucy: Exposition 141 The first step is mashing. Cereal grains, usually barley and hops, are mixed with water. The mixture, called "wort," is heated to about 150 degrees and stirred constantly. When the mixture is allowed to settle, the solids settle and the liquid passes through it. Then comes boiling and hopping. During these steps, dried flowers from the hop vine are added, about three quarters of a pound of hops for every 31 gallons of wort. The hops prevent spoiling and give the beverage flavor. The mixture is boiled for about two hours. Next comes the fermenting stage in the process. The brewer uses yeast to cause fermenting, adding about one pound per 31 gallons of wort. Alcohol and carbon dioxide form during fer- mentation. The mixture is kept at 38 degrees Fahrenheit and completes fermentation in about a week or two. The final step is called "finishing." Here, the brewer compresses and stores carbon dioxide from the beer wort. Stored in huge metal vats for three to six weeks, the beer continues to settle and clear. Then the beer is carbonated and passes through a pressure filter to be packaged. Perhaps the next time you have a beer, you'll appreciate it more. Even if you're not a beer drinker, you'll realize the work that went into producing one of the world's best-selling products. The Least You Need to Know · When you write cause-and-effect essays, be sure causality really exists. Also, include all relevant causes and effects. · When you write classify-divide essays, any classification system is valid, as long as it is logical, sensible, and instructive. · When you write comparison-and-contrast essays, you can use a point-by-point or a chunk structure. · When you write definition essays, list characteristics of a thing beyond what you need to just identify it, define the whole by naming its parts, define the object by tracing its origins, or give synonyms for the