A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Beer
Author: Rita Kohn
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beer Tasting will provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to understanding and enjoying the vast styles and complex characteristics of beer. Understanding and enjoying beer is no longer a simple process, as beer has gone from a world of relatively small offerings from major brewers to a universe of literally hundreds of unique styles from craft brewers around the world. Like wine, the taste and subtle characteristics of beer can be affected by a number of different components including the brewing style, the yeasts and hops that determine taste and character, how the various grains are used in brewing, and more. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beer Tasting is not a guide to brewing, it's a guide to tasting, understanding, and enjoying what has become a complex and often confusing process of enjoying one of the world's oldest beverages. Readers will learn the brewing process and how it can affect a beer, how to recognize tasting notes and aromas, how to identify unique styles, how to taste and enjoy them properly; even how to select the right glassware and serving temperature for maximum enjoyment.
From globally heralded beer-brewing authority Randy Mosher comes the ultimate guide to the craft for beginners and advanced brewers alike. Featuring plain-speaking, fun-to-read instructions, more than 150 colorful graphics and illustrations of process and technique, and 100 recipes for classic and popular brews, this handbook covers everything any brewer could ever want, from choosing ingredients and equipment to mashing, bottling, tasting, and serving. Mosher simplifies the complexities, inspiring and teaching today's burgeoning new league of home brewers.
Your search for a book that shows you how to brew beer is over!“Great Beginner's book!The problem solving section at the very back is a God send for noobs! Easy read and will continue to be very useful as a reference guide.”“This is an excellent beer brewing book for anyone who wants to brew beer at home but never has. In the kits you buy at the stores they don't give you half of the items you need or even how to start instructions of any kind. The author fills in all the blanks in an easy and understandable way to the novice. I would recommend this to any one looking for a good strong starting point. Quick and easy read too, not too complicated or technical.”“Great for the first time brewer!The book covers the basics of a simple brew. Once you have this down, it makes it easy to move on to more recipes.”Brewing beer is simple, but one tiny mistake could destroy your entire five gallon batch. That is over 50 beers! Do you want to waste your time and money? Do you want to throw away five gallons of beer? This book will teach you how to avoid making all the common mistakes that first time brewers make all the time. Don't start your first batch of homebrew with out it!Brewing beer is a completely natural process.If you can boil water, then you can learn how to brew beer at home. It is simple and affordable.Somewhere in the grand scheme of things, we were supposed to brew beer, not drink this watered down stuff that is in the store today. We were supposed to brew that full bodied, thick rich beer that can only be made at home.This is a homebrew guide for anyone that is thinking about brewing beer for the very first time. This guide will tell you everything you need to learn how to brew beer at home. It is loaded with dozens of pictures to guide you during the entire process. Get ready to brew the best beer that you have ever tasted!
The use of wooden vessels for storage, transportation, fermentation or aging of beer is deeply rooted in history. Brewing luminaries Dick Cantwell and Peter Bouckaert explore the many influences of wood as a vehicle for contributing tremendous complexity to beers fermented and aged within it. Brewers are innovating, experimenting and enthusiastically embracing the seemingly mystical complexity of flavors and aromas derived from wood. From the souring effects of microbes that take up residence in the wood to the character drawn from barrels or foeders, Wood & Beer covers not only the history, physiology, microbiology and flavor contributions of wood, but also the maintenance of wooden vessels.
A Comprehensive Handboook of Beginning Home Brewing
Author: Matthew Schaefer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Whether you’re an established beer snob or just want to try your hand at homebrewing, Basic Homebrewing will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this increasingly popular hobby. Learn all about beer and the few very simple components required to make it—malt, hops, yeast, and water. Easy to understand and beautifully illustrated, this book covers everything from the history of brewing, to basic methods and explanations of needed equipment and ingredients, to advanced brewing techniques and delicious recipes.
Learn (and Break) the Rules for Making IPAs, Sours, Pilsners, Stouts, and More
Author: Emma Christensen
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
In this colorful homebrewing guide, The Kitchn’s Emma Christensen gives you the keys to the brewery. Start out by mastering the basic styles, like A Very Good IPA and A Very Good Porter, then move on to inspired variations such as Centennial Dry-Hopped Double IPA, Campari IPA, and Smokey Chipotle Porter to discover which flavors, infusions, hops, and yeasts work best with each ale and lager. Want to brew a signature beer with your own personal stamp? Go wild with the “Make It Yours” suggestions and try tossing anything from cherries to chai spices into your brew. This handy manual also dives deep into the mechanics of brewing all-extract, partial-extract, and all-grain brews, and includes a big, beautiful photographic guide to brewing beer so you can see exactly how each step is done. You can brew small 1-gallon batches, perfect for apartment brewers and low-risk experimentation, or brew 5 gallons and have enough to share with all your friends. You’ll also be introduced to up-and-coming beer trends like rye malts, barrel-aging at home, sour beers, gluten-free beers, and Old World beer styles. Filled with inspiring recipes like Riding Lawn Mower Pale Ale, Maple Cider Dubbel, Finnish Juniper Rye Sahti Ale, Figgy Pudding British Barleywine, and Farmers’ Market Gruit, Christensen’s accessible approach will have you brewing better beer in no time.
Join the craft beer phenomenon by learning to brew and bottle your own beer, brewed the way you like it and using only basic home brewing equipment. Christopher Sidwa - head brewer and co-founder of wildly popular craft brewery Batch Brewing Co. - walks you through the entire process, from choosing the best ingredients to setting up your home brewery, a full guide to brewing techniques, even how to taste and assess your batch. There is no mistake Christopher hasn't made while brewing at home, so that you don't have to. This lively handbook assumes no prior knowledge and covers all the advice you need to start brewing great beer.
This is the perfect book for anyone getting into homebrew, with easy-to-follow instructions, must-try recipes, expert tips, and everything else a homebrewer could want. Get brewing today with a crash course in brewing ingredients and process. Then level up with dozens of recipes from some of today's top craft brewers—including big names like Allagash, The Bruery, and Surly. All your favorites are here, from porter and stout to India Pale Ale and saison. While some recipes hew to tradition, others push the envelope. Master the use of unusual ingredients and learn brew-day secrets that go far beyond the average recipe. All recipes come with step-by-step instructions and some include features on the brewers themselves. Learn the basics, then impress your family with beers that feature honey, fruit, tea, and more. Dive into the history of key beer styles and try your hand at historical recipes from the 1800s. Or, If you're into beers that go with the local food movement, browse the chapter on growing your own hops and other beer ingredients!
An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home
Author: Sam Calagione
Publisher: Quarry Books
Extreme Brewing is a recipe-driven resource for aspiring home brewers who are interested in recreating these specialty beers at home, but don't have the time to learn the in-depth science and lore behind home-brewing. As such, all recipes are malt-syrup based (the simplest brewing method) with variations for partial-grain brewing. While recipes are included for classic beer styles -- ales and lagers -- Extreme Brewing has a unique emphasis on hybrid styles that use fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices to create unique flavor combinations. Once their brew is complete, readers can turn to section three, The Rewards of Your Labor, to receive guidance on presentation, including corking, bottle selection and labeling as well as detailed information on food pairings, including recipes for beer infused dishes and fun ideas for themed dinners that tallow the reader to share their creations with family and friends.
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. Sections on how to set up a yeast lab, the basics of fermentation science and how it affects your beer, plus step by step procedures, equipment lists and a guide to troubleshooting are included.
Here's a fun guide to discover the nuances of artisan beers from lagers and ales to porters and stouts. Tasting profiles from the booklet get the ball rolling—they break down beer into style categories and include information on each variety's background, flavors, aromas, and unique character.
A Beginner's Guide to Homebrewing for Craft Beer Lovers
Author: John Krochune
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Here's to brewing your first craft beer. Cheers! You love craft beer--now imagine brewing it in your own home. With complete, step-by-step instructions, Beer Brewing 101 makes it easy to begin crafting fresh, homemade beer. Jump right in by using a beer kit to brew up your first delicious batch--everything you need to know is here. This guide's simple approach to beer brewing uses malt extract, a perfect entryway for first-time home brewers because it requires less equipment and a shorter brew time. Once you've learned the basics, you can dive into the wide assortment of favorite beer recipes. After a little more practice, you'll even get a helping hand designing your own signature brew! Beer Brewing 101 includes: Quick reference--A detailed supplies list, glossary of beer brewing terms, and at-a-glance charts of hop varieties, yeast strains, and malt extracts help set you up for success. 30 beer recipes--Try your hand at Czech Pilsner, West Coast Style IPA, and German Hefeweizen, along with formulas for recreating popular branded craft beers. To the rescue--Is your beer not fermenting? Does it have an off aroma or too much foam? Find the answers to common problems you might encounter while beer brewing. Discover the joys of homebrewing your own delicious craft beer with Beer Brewing 101.
"Dan Woodske owns and operates a successful and growing nano brewery, the Beaver Brewing Company in Pennsylvania. He wants to share his experience and know-how with you. From licensing to buying brewery equipment, every aspect of running your nano-brewery is covered by someone that actually does it."--P.  of cover.
A step-by-step guide to brewing your own beer at home If you're keen to learn how to make your own beer at home, but need a manual that not only provides instructions, but recipes too, then Home Brew Beer will be your very own brewing bible. Home Brew Beer includes over 100 home brew beer recipes from around the world with brewer's tips and photographs of the finished beer so you know what you're aiming for. Plus this ultimate reference book provides techniques for three levels of difficulty for beer making, allowing you to brew beer from a basic kit, malt extract, or using the full grain method the professionals use. Recipes are categorised by beer style including every variation of ale, lager, and hybrid beers, with beer-style overviews describing the typical appearance, flavour, aroma, and strength of each style of beer. You'll also learn the science behind the brewing process and handy timelines and step-by-step photographs show you what to do at every stage of the brewing process. Home Brew Beer is great for beginner home brewers needing clear explanations, more accomplished brewers who want to take their interest of beer making to the next level, or anyone looking for a wealth of delicious and satisfying beer recipes.