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.
You will learn how to buy, build, and use all of the equipment involved in home-brewing, getting you started with a minimum of hassle and expense. Following the magic rules to success couldn’t be easier, and handy worksheets mean each batch can be easily monitored and recorded—leading you to triumph time after time.
The Brewer’s Bible 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 can even learn how to savor your creation. There’s advice on glassware, setting up a “home bar,” and even the perfect food/home-brew combinations.
From Belgium to the U.S., from brown ale to weizenbock, the country-by-country guide to world beer styles is both practical and fascinating. There’s also a first-hand account of processes inside a professional brewery.