Beer is the first alcoholic beverage known to human civilization. It is a drink that has perhaps played an important role in the evolution of mankind. In fact, many believe that beer is the reason why humans started to grow barley around 9000 BC. In short, humans started to make beer long before they started to make bread for food! Brewing your own beer is a fun and delicious hobby that you can share with your friends and family and this book will teach you all you need to know to make your first batch of beer! Enjoy!
Learn how to buy, build, and use all of the equipment involved in homebrewing with a minimum of hassle and expense with The Brewer's Handbook. 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. Following the magic rules to success is easy and handy worksheets help you monitor and record the details of each batch—leading you to triumph, time after time. In this book, you'll learn how to craft the following beverages: Maiden’s Dream Ale Belgian Wit Ale Aloha Pale Ale Scottish Ale Dry Stout Porter Bohemian Pilsner California Common Raspberry Amber The Brewer’s Handbook 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 even get tips on 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. The Brewer’s Handbook is your hops to bottle guide on homebrewing.
A true and serious beer drinker has specific ideas of what they want in their beer. This is a reason why many choose home brewing. They like a specific style of beer and thrive to get just the right taste. Often there is a certain taste or style of beer that is not available commercially in their area. Home brewing is, for many, not only convenient but a way to get the "live beer" taste. Almost all beer that is made is pasteurized, so you're not getting the natural taste. When beer is pasteurized, it has to be cooked, which takes out the carbonation. Commercial brewers "force carbonation" by taking the boiled off alcohol and mixing it with the pasteurized beer, which kills the yeast. Without live yeast, the beer will not age properly, which affects the taste of the beer. Yeast not only improves the taste of beer, but the color and texture as well. The more beer ages, the better it tastes, which is a large reason why so many choose to home brew their own beer.
So you wanna brew beer, but you want all the details in a fun, easy, and thorough book? With Home Brewing, you get a 350 page book that covers all the details. Be sure to look inside to see for yourself. This book contains - 1. A step by step guide that makes your first homebrew easy and fun. 2. 13 amazing recipes of various styles and flavors. 3. A profound list of the best equipment, websites, calculators, forums, brewing apps, recipes, and tons more! 4. A robust list of trouble shooting tips
Discover what makes the heavenly brews of Belgium so good in this new book by long time Real Beer Page Editor Stan Hieronymus. In Brew Like a Monk, he details the beers and brewing of the famous Trappist producers along with dozens of others from both Belgium and America. Sip along as you read and, if you feel yourself divinely inspired to brew some of your own, try out the tips and recipes as well!
The legendary drink of Vikings and verse and the oldest alcoholic beverage, mead is brewed by both amateur winemakers for their own consumption, and in larger quantities by beekeepers who have built a separate line of business of mead production. With home-brewing and smaller distilleries more popular than ever, this book offers valuable DIY assistance to the hobbyist and the professional alike. The first part of the book discusses the historical stature of mead and details the mead-making process itself, with clear and concise instructions simplified with the support of foolproof diagrams. Also included is a more in-depth, scientific analysis of fermentation, fining, and stabilization of mead, as well as legal requirements, bottling methods, troubleshooting throughout the mead-making process, and even a collection of mead-based recipes.
Ever wondered whether you could make a beer just like your favourite brew from the bar? With this book the answer is – "Yes, you can!" . . . and in just under two weeks, from start to first sip! Brewing your own beer at home means not only that you get to brew to your own taste, strength and colour desires, but you can also explore and create to an almost infinite level. Brewing your own beer will be fun and it will save you money. Many people think that home brewing is complicated and messy – but this book shows you that neither need be the case. Expert authors Mark Murphy and Jordan St. John, aided by consultants Jon Downing (who has helped set up over 100 brewpub startups) and Graham Lees (co-founder of the British real-ale campaigning organisations, CAMRA), take the reader through every stage of the brewing process, starting with which hop (or hops) to use, and concluding with instructions for bottling your finished project. How to Brew Your Own Beer is both a detailed description of different types of beer and a fail-safe home brewer's recipe book. With step-by-step instructions and some 200 supporting colour illustrations, the book is perfect for beer lovers of all levels – novices and home brewers who want to try a new style.
Author: Karl F. Lutzen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: 2011-03-09
Gear up with the right equipment and take the hassle out of homebrewing. Karl E. Lutzen and Mark Stevens guide you through the best tools for all your brewing needs, from DIY homemade versions of commercial brewery equipment to simple devices that make brewing easier and safer. Learn which gadgets and gizmos work best for measuring, mashing, bottling, kegging, and more. With the proper tools close at hand you’ll save both time and money, leaving you free to focus on enjoying your homebrewed beers.
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 get tips on 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.
Author: Bob Armantrout
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: House & Home
Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. While perhaps it can't save the world, this unique renewable fuel is economical, fun to make, better for the environment, and will help you reduce your dependence on Big Oil. And getting started is easier than you think. Backyard Biodiesel is written by two recognized experts in the field of small-scale biofuels. This comprehensive hands-on, practical, DIY guide includes: The basics of small-scale brewing—recipes, strategies, and technologies Advanced backyard analytics and troubleshooting Safety considerations and regulatory issues Topping up the tank—how to put your biodiesel to work for you Making your own fuel is not only possible, it is rewarding. Designed to be accessible to everyone from readers with no prior technical expertise to alternative energy buffs, Backyard Biodiesel is a must-read for any aspiring brewer, packed with everything you need to get up and running quickly and safely. Lyle Estill is the president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, and Small Stories, Big Changes. He has won numerous awards for his commitment to sustainability, outreach, community development, and leadership. Bob Armantrout helped to manage four commercial biodiesel plants before joining Piedmont Biofuels in 2007. He works as an instructor at Central Carolina Community College, where he spearheads an innovative two-year biofuels degree program.