Homebrewing for Dummies might not make it as a ‘classic’ homebrewing book, and there might well be guides with nicer covers and lots of photos inside, but do not underestimate the value of this one! The book starts with the basics, and everything is laid out very simply, keeping the more advanced information for later. Equipment, ingredients, sanitation and basic methods are well covered before you get to the stage where you actually brew. The brewing process is unbelievably simply put, so that even I could follow it with no mishaps when brewing my first batch. The book then goes on to intermediate brewing with speciality grains and then a step-by-step guide to the full mash. Other topics are discussed like reusing your yeast, clarifying your beer and how to keg your brew instead of bottling amongst many others. There is also a good selection of recipes covering many styles of ale and lager to get you going. This may not be the definitive homebrewing book, but if you are new, or making the step to a full mash brew, then this is an excellent and easy to follow manual, preparing you for what can be a complicated hobby.
Published by: Wiley