Learn how to buy, build, and use all of the equipment involved in homebrewing with a minimum of hassle and expense with The Brewer's Handbook.
When brewing was discovered more than 8,000 years ago, it was hailed as a gift from the gods. Today, beer is enjoyed all over the world, available in infinite styles … yet brewing is still seen as a mysterious process. In reality, everyone can create unique beers in their own home, and this comprehensive, step-by-step guide will show you how.
Following the magic rules to success is easy. The handy worksheets help you monitor and record the details of each batch, leading you to triumph time after time. In this book, you'll learn how to craft the following beverages:
• Maiden’s Dream Ale
• Belgian Wit Ale
• Aloha Pale Ale
• Scottish Ale
• Dry Stout
• Bohemian Pilsner
• California Common
• Raspberry Amber
The Brewer’s Handbook takes you from preparation and storing to conditioning and bottling, clearly outlining each factor in the process and giving an overview of fermentation. As you become more adventurous, discover how to vary techniques and ingredients to produce unbeatable beers. As well as recipes for ales, lagers, and unique brews, you even get tips on how to savor your creation. There’s advice on glassware, setting up a home bar, and even the perfect food/homebrew combinations.
From Belgium to the United States, from brown ale to weizenbock, the country-by-country guide to world beer styles is both practical and fascinating. There’s also a firsthand account of processes inside a professional brewery.
The Brewer’s Handbook is your hops-to-bottle guide to homebrewing.