How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time
How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you're a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you.
John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities―accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation.
A perennial best seller since the release of the third edition in 2006, How to Brew, is a must-have to update every new and seasoned brewer's library. This completely revised and updated edition includes: More emphasis on the “top six priorities”: sanitation, fermentation temperature control, yeast management, the boil, good recipes, and water.
Five new chapters covering malting and brewing, strong beers, fruit beers, sour beers, and adjusting water for style. All other chapters revised and expanded: Expanded and updated charts, graphs, equations, and visuals. Expanded information on using beer kits.
Thorough revision of mashing and lautering chapters: Expanded tables of recommended times and temperatures for single-infusion, multiple-step, and decoction mashing. Complete discussion of first wort gravity as a function of water to grist ratio. Complete revision of infusion and decoction equations. Revised and updated information on managing your fermentation: Yeast pitching and starters. Yeast starter growth factors. Yeast and the maturation cycle. And much more! Review If a homebrewer were to have only one brewing book, it would have to be How to Brew by John Palmer. How to Brew covers it all―from beginner to advanced brewing and everything in between.
For the beginner, the first chapter has you covered with all you need to know to start brewing. From there, you can read on to gain further knowledge at whatever pace you choose. For more experienced brewers, How to Brew is a reference book for just about everything you want to know about brewing beer at home, covering ingredients, equipment and brewing techniques.
No homebrewer should be without this book.
-- Gary Glass, Director, American Homebrewers Association
How deep do you want to go?
Congratulations, with How to Brew you hold in your hands a unique body of brewing knowledge. Some books are like a puddle, perfect for splashing through in your intellectual rain boots; others are like a well, deep, but hard to get in and out of. This book is more like a veritable lake. If you want to dip your toe in, you can comfortably do that. If you are interested in swimming for the deep water, that is here too. John Palmer's clear and approachable style when writing on the theory and technique of brewing is as simple or complex as you desire. It will give you the confidence to quickly fire off your first batch, and provide comprehensive insights for when you are well into your brewing journey. This is a great resource. Come on in, the water is fine!
-- John Mallett, Director of Operation, Bell's Brewery, Inc. and author of Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse
I have always considered How to Brew the best complete resource for both new and experienced brewers. In this new edition, John has made a great resource even better and up to date with the latest information and techniques. How to Brew has all you need to go from complete novice to expert brewer. If you brew, you should own this book.
-- Jamil Zainasheff, Author of Brewing Classic Styles and Chief Heretic of Heretic Brewing Company Not only is How to Brew one of the most critical and comprehensive DIY homebrewing books available today, I have even seen it on the bookshelves at many great craft breweries. -- Sam Calagione, CEO and Founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Owning How to Brew is like having a brewmaster as your best friend. In the 30-plus years since the American craft beer revo
Author: Palmer, John J.
Package Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.0 x 1.4 inches