Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing / Edition 3

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Overview

Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing is the first book that enables the nonspecialist to understand this science and technology. Charles Bamforth, an esteemed authority on brewing science, has written a witty and easy-to-understand volume that covers everything from the basis of selection of the best barley, hops, and yeast through to the composition of beer as it affects the taste, head, and wholesomeness of the finished drink. Set against a historical background, Bamforth traces the history of beer from ancient Babylon to today's sophisticated brewing centers, with forecasts of what the brewing industry will look like in the twenty-first century. Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing is an excellent introduction for those interested in the brewing business, including entrepreneurs entering the expanding world of micro- and "boutique" brewing, by a recognized authority within the industry. This book will appeal not only to those whose involvement in beer is restricted to its consumption but also to those with an interest in science who will appreciate the fascinating manner by which the chemistry and microbiology of brewing have been unraveled by scientists. It is also a fun and informative book that will satiate the thirst of all beer enthusiasts.
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Enables the nonspecialist to understand the chemistry and microbiology of brewing. Bamforth, an esteemed authority on brewing science, covers everything from the basis of selection of the best barley, hops, and yeast through the composition of beer as it affects the taste, head, and wholesomeness of the finished drink. He traces the history of beer from ancient Babylon to today's sophisticated brewing centers, and forecasts what the brewing industry will look like in the 21st century. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"Brilliant! There has been an unfilled market for this type of book. . . . Happily, this book . . .is by a wide margin the best reference now available . . . The book is very well written. It has a light, almost breezy style that is mixed with a subtle yet attractively understated British wit. It is above all a great read that is hard to put down. T he strongest part of this book is the discussion of the brewing process. . . . In summary, Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing is a brilliant achievement that nontechnical people will find accessible and quite valuable. It is also highly recommended for technical people because it does show how the art and science of brewing can be communicated effectively to a wider audience." -- American Brewer

"The authoritative, clear and easily understood description of a complex, technical, and sometimes mysterious subject is the book's greatest value."--Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195305425
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 246,532
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Professor Graham Stewart
PREFACE
PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION
PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
1. FROM SUMERIA TO SAN FRANCISCO: The World of Beer and Breweries
2. GRAIN TO GLASS: The Basics of Malting and Brewing
3. EACH TO HER OWN: BEER STYLES
4. EYES, NOSE AND THROAT: The Quality of Beer
5. THE HEART AND SOUL OF BEER: Malt
6. WATER AND GENUINE TERROIR
7. THE WICKED AND PERNICIOUS WEED: Hops
8. COOKING AND CHILLING: The Brewhouse
9. GODDISGOODE: Yeast and Fermentation
10. REFINING MATTERS: Downstream Processing
11. MEASURE FOR MEASURE: How beer is analyzed
12. TO THE FUTURE: Malting and Brewing in Years to Come
Appendix One: SOME SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
Appendix Two: GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN THIS BOOK
FURTHER READING
INDEX

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  • Posted August 16, 2009

    Beer - good stuff

    This is a good look at all the pieces that must come together to make a beer. Leans towards the process as a small to large scale brewery would go about the process, not so much about the homebrewing process. Good start to anyone just interest in beer. Good history sections and general information, I'd recommend!

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    Badgerleaf

    The deputy pads around.

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    Dappleleaf

    Lets go to result18

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