DetailsCharlie Papazian, master brewer and founder and president of the American Homebrewers Association and Association of Brewers, presents a fully revised edition of his essential guide to homebrewing. This fourth edition of the best-selling and most trusted homebrewing guide includes a complete update of all instructions, recipes, charts, and guidelines. Everything you need to get started is here, including classic and new recipes for brewing stouts, pilsners, porters, specialty beers, and honey meads. This fourth edition also includes sections on getting your home brewery together, ten easy lessons for making your first batch of beer, creating world-class styles of beer (IPA, Belgian wheat, German Kölsch, bock, barley wine, American lagers, to name a few), using fruit, honey, and herbs for a spicier, more festive brew, brewing with malt extracts for an unlimited range of strengths and flavors, advanced brewing techniques using specialty hops or the all-grain method or mash extracts, and a complete homebrewers glossary, troubleshooting tips, and an up-to-date resource section.
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4.6 / 5.025 ReviewsClassic brewing primerReading it I learned all I needed to start brewing. Then I went back to it and learned more advanced techniques. I brewed some of the recipes and from time to time still go back to it. It will always be useful to me.January 31, 2014Its a classicThis is the first brewing book I read and its got all you need to get going. There are more advanced books, but this is good enough for your first year. Fun to read, with lots of recipes.December 3, 2013A great bookI love this book. Its the perfect book for starting out, and then once you have a few brews experience, come back and read it a second time to learn more.October 11, 2013my first book!hey!! i love this book!! a friend borrowed it and disappeared!! I will reorder this now!!!September 18, 2013How I started home brewingIts a good book for new brewers. It will get you up and running in no time. Plenty of advice on making good beer. Its not an overly dense dry book, you will enjoy reading it. Its got recipes too._x000D_July 8, 2013Joy of HomebrewingI was given this book as a gift. This is a great introduction to homebrewing, detailing history, the process of homebrewing and some common ingredients and products among many topics that are already better described elsewhere. The two biggest assets for me have been recipes and descriptions of hops (there is a table that describes the hop variety, average alpha acid content, stability of hops, origin and comments on taste and usage). _x000D__x000D_In my opinion, this book and How to Brew by John Palmer are two books any homebrewer should have.June 18, 2013Good ReadThe thing I liked best about this book were the recipes. _x000D__x000D_If you are looking to move beyond doing kits into doing your own recipes, this book gives you a great starting point with some basic ones and lets you kind of understand what makes different kinds of beers unique.April 18, 2013Not bad, but "How to Brew" by Palmer is better"The Complete Joy of Home Brewing" is well written and fun to read. It's good for beginners, as you get your feet wet. But John Palmers "How to Brew" is the new brewing bible. It has more up to date information, and covers home brewing in greater depth.March 29, 2013Great for beginnersThis book is great for beginners. Starts with the basic extract brewing and advances from there. Has lots of information about equipment and ingredients, and allows the brewer to progress as the book does. Has some great anecdotes along the way. My only complaint is that the book is getting a little dated, otherwise it's been a great read!February 25, 2013Skip this bookMany people claim this is the 'Bible' of homebrewing, but I find the information outdated and the style of the book boring. The book is formatted in a way that is not easy to read or skim for info. If you already have 'How to Brew' by Palmer you can buy this book, but otherwise start with Palmer's book.February 23, 2013
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