Beer Craft

Beer Craft

A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer

Book - 2011
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"An ingeniously designed guide to homebrewed beer, focusing on small, manageable batches and gastronomic experimentation. Homebrewing, like bread baking and pickling, is surging in popularity, especially among the young foodie set. Beer Craft is the ultimate resource, covering everything aspiring homebrewers need to know, including: - anatomy of beer: water, hops, malted grain, and yeast (the big four)--what they do and how to choose the right kinds - equipment: what's needed, what to buy, and where to buy it - basic steps: mashing the grains, boiling the wort, hopping, pitching the yeast, fermenting, then bottling (and drinking!) - advanced tips for the enthusiast: customizing labels, caps, and six-pack carriers for one's homebrew With suggestions for brewers on a budget (you don't really need that wort chiller) and a focus on small batches that don't require 20 pounds of grain, Beer Craft supplements more than a dozen basic recipes with guidelines for inventing your own beers. Way more than a recipe book or an instruction manual, it's a tool kit to empower newbies and veteran brewers alike"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Rodale, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781605291338
Characteristics: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Rymill, Jessi


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Jan 20, 2012

A simple, easy to understand and overall visually appealing introduction into homebrewing. The authors brew small one gallon batches and so their focus is on experimenting. At first I thought the book wasn't very useful but upon reexamination it's full of helpful little hints especially if what you want to do is experiment (like I do). Not a good resource to keep handy for a long time but enlightening and fun to read, nonetheless. It also gives you confidence to do anything you want with your beer without getting bogged down in technicalities including all-grain brewing without any special equipment. There's also some great charts for ingredient comparisons.


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