Homebrewing For Dummies

by Marty Nachel

John Wiley & Sons | September 25, 1997 | Trade Paperback

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Have you ever had a microbrew beer and wondered how it was made? Ever think you could do better? Like homemade apple, homebrewed beer is a personal, distinctive treat that is delightfully gratifying to make, consume, and share with friends and family! Homebrewing is a hobby shared by approximately 1.5 million people in the United States alone. A tradition originating in ancient civilizations, modern technology has made the process easier than ever before.

Homebrewing For Dummies is for everyone who has ever considered homebrewing , but thought it might be too hard or complicated. Or if you’ve tried homebrewing without great success, you’ll find guidelines, recipes, and equipment advice to help you improve your brew. Even if you’re already a successful homebrewer, you’ll find useful tips for making your beer competition quality. Find authoritative material to answer such questions about:

  • Beeraphernalia
  • Malts, hops, and grains
  • Additives and preservatives
  • Finings and clarifiers
  • Sanitizing and bottling
  • Troubleshooting

    Go ahead and feel confident about buying the equipment, setting up shop, cooking the right mix of ingredients, and bottling your brew with personalized labels! You can choose from dozens of ale, lager, and mixed-style recipes (all with standard pounds, gallons, and ounce measurements) or craft your own recipe. Homebrewing For Dummies helps you get your first batch underway in just two hours with accessible information on:

    • Equipment for beginning, intermediate, and advanced brewers
    • The four primary ingredients in beer
    • The nuts-and-bolts of beer
    • Beer evaluation
    • Getting involved in competitions
    • Gadgets, gizmos, and must-haves

      No other guide can offer the same convenient cheat sheets, friendly, hands-on advice, and step-by-step directions for making award-winning recipes. Whether a serious, future member of the American Homebrewers Association or a curious hobbyist, you’ll find everything you need to be drinking homemade beer in about three weeks.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.9 in

Published: September 25, 1997

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764550462

ISBN - 13: 9780764550461

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Homebrewing For Dummies

by Marty Nachel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.9 in

Published: September 25, 1997

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764550462

ISBN - 13: 9780764550461

Table of Contents

Introduction. PART I: First Things First. Chapter 1: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wort. Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Beeraphernalia. PART II: It's in There … (The Nuts and Bolts of Beer). Chapter 3: Malt: A Tale of Two Sources (Grain and Extract). Chapter 4: Hop Heaven. Chapter 5: Yeast and Fermentation. Chapter 6: On the Water Front. PART III: It Could Be in There … (The Smaller Nuts and Bolts of Beer). Chapter 7: Adjuncts and Flavorings. Chapter 8: Additives, Preservatives, Finings, and Clarifiers. Chapter 9: Primers and Crowns. PART IV: Ready, Set, Brew! Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Department of Sanitation. Chapter 11: Beginner Brewing Directions. Chapter 12: Intermediate Brewing Directions. Chapter 13: Homebrewing Directions for the Serious Beer Geek. PART V: Homebrew Recipes. Chapter 14: Ale Recipes. Chapter 15: Lager Recipes. Chapter 16: Mixed-Style Recipes. PART VI: What to Do with It Once You've Brewed It. Chapter 17: Bottling Your Brew. Chapter 18: Kegging: Bottling's Big Brother. Chapter 19: Storing and Pouring. PART VII: Putting Your Brew to the Test. Chapter 20: Beer Evaluating. Chapter 21: Troubleshooting. Chapter 22: Homebrew Competitions. PART VIII: The Dregs: Miscellaneous Beer Stuff. Chapter 23: D.I.G.I.B.I.Y. (Do It, Grow It, Build It Yourself). Chapter 24: Gadgets and Gizmos. Chapter 25: In-Cider Information. PART IX: The Part of Tens. Chapter 26: Just the FAQs: Ten (or So) Frequently Asked Questions. Chapter 27: Ten Great Homebre
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Have you ever had a microbrew beer and wondered how it was made? Ever think you could do better? Like homemade apple, homebrewed beer is a personal, distinctive treat that is delightfully gratifying to make, consume, and share with friends and family! Homebrewing is a hobby shared by approximately 1.5 million people in the United States alone. A tradition originating in ancient civilizations, modern technology has made the process easier than ever before.

Homebrewing For Dummies is for everyone who has ever considered homebrewing , but thought it might be too hard or complicated. Or if you’ve tried homebrewing without great success, you’ll find guidelines, recipes, and equipment advice to help you improve your brew. Even if you’re already a successful homebrewer, you’ll find useful tips for making your beer competition quality. Find authoritative material to answer such questions about:

  • Beeraphernalia
  • Malts, hops, and grains
  • Additives and preservatives
  • Finings and clarifiers
  • Sanitizing and bottling
  • Troubleshooting

    Go ahead and feel confident about buying the equipment, setting up shop, cooking the right mix of ingredients, and bottling your brew with personalized labels! You can choose from dozens of ale, lager, and mixed-style recipes (all with standard pounds, gallons, and ounce measurements) or craft your own recipe. Homebrewing For Dummies helps you get your first batch underway in just two hours with accessible information on:

    • Equipment for beginning, intermediate, and advanced brewers
    • The four primary ingredients in beer
    • The nuts-and-bolts of beer
    • Beer evaluation
    • Getting involved in competitions
    • Gadgets, gizmos, and must-haves

      No other guide can offer the same convenient cheat sheets, friendly, hands-on advice, and step-by-step directions for making award-winning recipes. Whether a serious, future member of the American Homebrewers Association or a curious hobbyist, you’ll find everything you need to be drinking homemade beer in about three weeks.

From the Jacket

"An outstanding, surefire guide for homebrewers at every level of expertise."
— Tom Dalldorf, Publisher, Celebrator Beer News

More than 100 foolproof recipes for lagers, ales, and more

The fun and easy way® to become your own brewmeister

If you want beer that truly tastes great, nothing beats homebrewed. And with a stove, some basic equipment, and the simple instructions in this friendly guide, you too can brew with the best. From making friends with malt and hops to bottling, kegging, storing, and pouring,

Praise for Homebrewing For Dummies

"By far the most thorough homebrewing book I have ever seen."
– Bill Owens, brewmaster and publisher

"Clearly fills a void in the homebrewing how-to arena. Marty Nachel has very effectively communicated his extensive knowledge of the brewing process and his passion for the subject."
– Tom Sweeney, America’s Brewing Company

Discover how to:

  • Set up your home brewery
  • Select ingredients and flavorings
  • Brew basic beers, specialty beers, even cider
  • Bottle or keg your brew
  • Evaluate your beer and troubleshoot problems

About the Author

Marty Nachel delivers just what you need to create your own delicious lagers and ales. Marty Nachel is a certified beer judge, the former president of the Chicago Beer Society, an award-winning homebrewer, and the coauthor of Beer For Dummies.

From Our Editors

Following on the success of "Beer For Dummies ", this handy guide to brewing one's own beer targets the booming trend with all the information newcomers to the hobby need. Tips, techniques, and recipes for great home brews take readers all the way to the competition level. Line drawings & cartoons
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