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Book Review – For the Love of Hops

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Great book about hops. I learned something every page. Made my mouth water at times… Covers the entire range of hop related topics, from hops breeding, to farming, to drying and packaging, to brewing techniques, and even the complex sensory perception that is the enjoyment of a hoppy beer. For The ...

Book Review – Booze For Free

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Booze for Free - The Definitive Guide to Making Beer, Wine, Cocktail Bases, Ciders, and Other Drinks at Home - by Andy Hamilton. http://www.amazon.com/Booze-Free-Definitive-Making-Cocktail/dp/0452298806/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1 This book is a fun, quick read with some witty comments by the author.  The book is mostly focused on ingredients that can be foraged, like wild herbs, berries, fruits. ...

Want to know everything about IPAs? Check out this book by Mitch Steele

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

IPA Brewing Techniques, Recipes, and the Evolution of the India Pale Ale by Mitch Steele. A great book covering every detail you ever wanted to know about IPA brewing. It starts from the early history of beer all the way through to today’s modern hop bombs like Pliney the Elder. The ...

How to Brew – By John Palmer

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

How to Brew - By John Palmer Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time This is the book to own for home brewing. I found it especially useful after I had done a few extract batches and was looking to go into the all-grain realm. The book ...

Homebrewing for Dummies – by Marty Nachel

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Homebrewing for Dummies - by Marty Nachel A Reference for the Rest of Us! Covers everything from A-Z in brewing. A good text if you only had one book to buy and were a raw beginner. Some of the specialty chapters are worth checking too and go way beyond a what ...

The Homebewer’s Answer Book – By Ashton Lewis

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

The Homebewer's Answer Book – By Ashton Lewis Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question Pickup this book after you have been brewing for several months to fill in some gaps in your knowledge and open the door to new ideas. The book is compact in size but thick. ...

Beer, Tap Into the Art and Science – By Charles Bamforth

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Beer, Tap Into the Art and Science – By Charles Bamforth If you want to know everything about the history of beer, the processes of brewing, and the chemistry behind each of the ingredients this is the book. It is full of interesting facts and quotes about beer, yet it ...

Standards of Brewing – By Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D, D.Sc.

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Standards of Brewing - By Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D, D.Sc. A Practical Approach to Consistency and Excellence For a home brewer who likes numbers and math, it is a fairly interesting peek into what brewing for a living looks like. Lots of details about how to test ingredients for quality. ...

The Complete Handbook of Beers and Brewing – By Brian Glover

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

The Complete Handbook of Beers and Brewing – By Brian Glover The beer lover's guide to the world This book is not about home brewing, it is about beer. Every page contains vivid color images of beer labels, bottles, ingredients, production, and people enjoying beer. The first section briefly covers ...

Brewing the World’s Great Beers – By Dave Miller

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Brewing the World's Great Beers - By Dave Miller A step-by-step guide This was the most balanced book I could find on how to brew beer at home. Some books go into too much detail about all sorts of things such as PH, water balance, and yeast cell counts. ...

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