Homebrewing For Dummies

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Wiley, Dec 15, 2010 - Cooking - 432 pages
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Want to become your own brewmeister? Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from making your first “kit” beer to brewing an entire batch from scratch. Before you know it, you’ll be boiling, bottling, storing, pouring, and kegging your own frothy, delicious suds.

This friendly, hands-on guide walks you through each step in the brewing process at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. It fills you in on all the homebrewing basics with a comprehensive equipment list; instructions on keeping your hardware clean and sanitized; and loving descriptions of the essential beer ingredients, their roles in the brewing process, and how to select the best ingredients for you beer. You’ll also find out about additional ingredients and additives you can use to give your homebrew distinctive flavors, textures, and aromas. Discover how to:

  • Set up your home brewery
  • Select the best ingredients and flavorings
  • Create your own lager, ale, and specialty beers
  • Try your hand at cider, and even meade
  • Brew gluten-free beer
  • Package your beer in bottles and kegs
  • Evaluate your beer and troubleshoot problems
  • Take part in homebrewing competitions
  • Become an eco-friendly brewer

Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition is fully updated with the latest brewing techniques and technologies and features more than 100 winning recipes that will have your friends and neighbors singing your praises and coming back for more.

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Review: Homebrewing For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

An accessible first text on home brewing. The book presents brewing as achievable, fun, and handles step by step instructions well. As with many books on brewing, there is no need to read the book ... Read full review

Review: Homebrewing For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

User Review  - Christian - Goodreads

The book is good enough to get you started on homebrewing, but not much more. You'll get an overview, but that's about. Read it quickly and then move on to a better, more in depth, book. I still recommend it for a first book, though. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Marty Nachel is an award-winning homebrewer, an AHA/BJCP Certified Beer Judge, and was a beer evaluator at Beverage Testing Institute and the Great American Beer Festival.

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