- The most detailed homebrewing book ever written
- 552 pages, covering everything from your very first batch to recipe formulation
- 34 original recipes
- 57 pages on troubleshooting!
- 37 pages answering frequently asked questions!
- Fully referenced!
- 90 photographs and 8 illustrations
- Individual chapters describing each ingredient
- Tables for imitating famous water sources, calculating bitterness, dissolved oxygen, priming rates, and much more
- Information gathered from dozens of professional brewing texts and brewing research papers
- Appendices describing:
- 99 beer styles
- 95 hop varieties
- 245 dry and liquid yeasts (attenuation, flocculation, preferred temperature, aroma, flavor, and more)
- Award-winning recipe formulation techniques
- Printed on recycled paper
Table of Contents:
2 Brewing Your First Batch
3 Beginner's Frequently Asked Questions
5 Intermediate Brewing
6 Other Brewing Considerations (lagering, blowoff vs. non-blowoff, finings, aeration...)
7 Malt and Malt Extract
11 Other Ingredients
13 Beer Tasting
15 Recipe Formulation
16 Frequently Asked Questions
A Beer Styles
B Hop Varieties
C Dry Yeast Characteristics
D Liquid Yeast Selection
E Liquid Yeast Characteristics
About the Author
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Endorsements:"As a brewer for over 50 years in both Europe and America, including many as a homebrewer, I can appreciate the challenges of brewing quality beer that I am proud to share with my friends. Al Korzonas has provided an excellent guide to the homebrewing enthusiast. The beginner, novice or even expert now has a great asset to help improve thier skills. Homebrewing - Volume I provides a comprehensive look at the brewing process. Everything from equipment to ingredients to process are included in this must-have tool for the homebrewer."
Pierre Celis"Al Korzonas has become well-known in recent years for his extensive participation in electronic forums such as The Homebrew Digest. He has patiently fielded questions from beginning brewers and has been widely praised for his assistance. This experience has given him a particular sensitivity to the needs of elementary and intermediate brewers, and to issues other authors often take for granted. All of this is well-captured in this book and those who are looking for a well-written introduction can do no better than this one."
Dr. George Fix"Tells you exactly how to do it, step by step... catches your mistakes before you make them. A hands-on, practical guide from someone who knows."
Former Chairman, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington
Author, Principles of Brewing Science, Vienna/Oktoberfest/Maerzen, and
Analysis of Brewing Techniques
Internationally-renouned Beer Writer
Author, The Simon and Schuster Pocket Guide to Beer, The New World Guide to Beer,
The Great Beers of Belgium, and Michael Jackson's Beer Companion
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