Brew Chem 101: The Basics Of Homebrewing Chemistry by Lee W. JansonBrew Chem 101: The Basics Of Homebrewing Chemistry by Lee W. Janson

Brew Chem 101: The Basics Of Homebrewing Chemistry

byLee W. Janson

Paperback | January 10, 1996

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Understand the science that goes into making your favorite beverage. This crash course in brewing chemistry makes it easy for every homebrewer to make better beer. Using simple language and helpful diagrams, Lee W. Janson guides you through every chemical reaction in the brewing process and explains how you can avoid potential problems. Steer away from common mistakes in taste, fermentation, and alcohol content, and use your newfound knowledge to successfully brew your most delicious beer yet.

Lee W. Janson, author of Brew Chem 101, is an experienced homebrewer and a certified beer judge. A Texas resident, he is a member of the Bay Area Mashtronauts, a homebrewing club, and was head judge for two years in the the Lunar Redezbrew homebrew competition. Janson holds a PhD in biological sciences and biochemistry from Carnegie Me...
Title:Brew Chem 101: The Basics Of Homebrewing ChemistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.38 inPublished:January 10, 1996Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882669400

ISBN - 13:9780882669403

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Table of Contents



1. The Basic Chemistry of Brewing

2. The Biochemistry of Beer

3. Yeast and Fermentation

4. Mashing and Sparging

5. Understanding and Avoiding Off Flavors

6. Evaluating Beer


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Do you need to have an advanced science degree to understand brewing chemistry? Certainly not! Any brewer, explains author Lee W. Janson, can understand the basic details of the life of a yeast or the careless steps that produce those annoying off-flavors - and learn how to avoid them. Brew Chem 101 features nontechnical language and a highly readable style, explanations of the chemical reactions at each stage of the brewing process and how to avoid potential problems, and a primer on beer tasting and judging.