Basic Homebrewing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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Basic Homebrewing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

Format:  Spiral,

72 pages

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Publish Date: Feb 2006

ISBN-13: 9780811732598

ISBN-10: 0811732592

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A full-color introduction to beer brewing, complete with recipes, including:
  • Paradise Pale Ale
  • Old Bald Fart Barley Wine
  • Old Country Lager
  • Moo-Juice Milk Stout

    Whether you'd like to start your own brewpub someday or are just looking for an alternative to bland, mass-produced beer, "Basic Homebrewing" is the perfect way to learn the fundamentals of home fermentation. Illustrated throughout in full color and structured around a series of increasingly complex recipes, the book teaches essential techniques through clear, step-by-step instruction, revealing a process that is equal parts science and art--you'll familiarize yourself with both the technology that makes brewing possible as well as the malts, hops, and additives that give a beer its flavor. By the end, you'll have the tools you need to start experimenting on your own and coming up with new concoctions. Best of all, you'll never have to touch another cheap, watery beer again.

  • Specifications

    Publisher: Stackpole Books
    Publish Date: Feb 2006
    ISBN-13: 9780811732598
    ISBN-10: 0811732592
    Format: Spiral
    Number of Pages: 72
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.89
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.96 x 0.49 x 11.28
    Walmart No.: 0811732592

    Chapter outline

    Acknowledgmentsp. iv
    Introductionp. v
    Equipment and Ingredientsp. 1
    Essential Toolsp. 2
    Ingredientsp. 8
    Optional Toolsp. 13
    Basic Techniques: Parker's Amber Alep. 16
    About Parker's Amber Alep. 16
    Ingredientsp. 17
    Starting the Yeastp. 18
    Brew Dayp. 24
    Transferring to Secondary Fermenterp. 30
    Bottlingp. 33
    Wort Chilling and Dry Hopping: Paradise Pale Alep. 38
    About Paradise Pale Alep. 39
    Ingredientsp. 39
    Brewing Instructionsp. 40
    Using Specialty Grains: Parliamentary Porterp. 44
    About Parliamentary Porterp. 44
    Ingredientsp. 45
    Brewing Instructionsp. 46
    Specialty Grains and Dry Hopping: Old Bald Fart Barley Winep. 50
    About Old Bald Fart Barley Winep. 51
    Ingredientsp. 51
    Starter Culturep. 52
    Specialty Grainsp. 53
    Dry Hoppingp. 55
    Using Nontraditional Ingredients and Kegging: Moo-Juice Milk Stoutp. 56
    About Moo-Juice Milk Stoutp. 56
    Ingredientsp. 57
    Brewing Instructionsp. 58
    Lager Yeast and Lagering: Old Country Lagerp. 62
    About Old Country Lagerp. 62
    Ingredientsp. 63
    Brewing Instructionsp. 64
    The Minimash: Wedding Witp. 65
    About Wedding Witp. 65
    Ingredientsp. 66
    Brewing Instructionsp. 67
    Introduction to Advanced Setups and Techniquesp. 69
    Full Mashingp. 69
    RIMSp. 70
    Resourcesp. 71


    Review by Library Journal (2008-12-09)

    Perfect for beginners, this entry in Stackpole's eight-book "Basics" series walks dudes step by step through basic beer-brewing technique with almost 200 functional photographs. There are recipes for a lager, a stout, and a porter, as well as some exploration of alternative brews. For in-depth explanations or heavy historical context, however, readers will have to look elsewhere, e.g., Michael Jackson's gorgeous Beer Companion: The World's Great Beer Styles, Gastronomy, and Traditions, a lovely, illustrated historical and contemporary survey. Jim Parer, editor of the bimonthly magazine Zymurgy, who is apparently lit up like a Ukrainian Easter tree 24/7, acted as consultant.

    -Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Middletown

    (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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