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Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing
     

Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing

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by Charles Bamforth, David Thomas (Other)
 

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Beer is the first book that enables the non-specialist to understand this science and technology Charles Bamforth has written a witty and easy-to-understand volume that covers everything from the basis of selection of the best barley, hops, and yeast to the composition of beer as it affects the taste, head, and wholesomeness of the finished drink. Bamforth traces the

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Beer is the first book that enables the non-specialist to understand this science and technology Charles Bamforth has written a witty and easy-to-understand volume that covers everything from the basis of selection of the best barley, hops, and yeast to the composition of beer as it affects the taste, head, and wholesomeness of the finished drink. Bamforth traces the history of beer from ancient Babylon to today's sophisticated brewing centers, with forecasts as to what the brewing industry will look like in the next century.

Beer is an excellent introduction for those interested in the brewing business, including entrepreneurs entering the expanding world of micro- and "boutique" brewing. This 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. A fun and informative book to 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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"This excellent book...is a good read for anyone interested in the science of beer or its consumption."—Chemistry World

"Bamforth is an engaging writer and truly knows his brewing. If you're a home brewer, a commercial brewer or a beer fan who wants a comprehensive book on brewing, look no further."—The Oregonian

Reviews of the 2nd Edition:

"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. The 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306457975
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/15/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Bamforth is Chair of the Department of Food Science & Technology and Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at the University of California, Davis

Books by same author Bamforth, Charles. Scientific Principles of Malting and Brewing Amer. Assn. of Cereal Chemists, 2006. $79.95. 256 pp. Bamforth, Charles. Beer: Health and Nutrition, Charles W. Bamforth, Wiley-Blackwell: 2004. $158.99. 200 pp. Bamforth, Charles. Beer: Tap Into the Art and Science of Brewing 2e. New York: OUP, 2003. $27.95. 256 pp. LTD: 5,047 Bamforth, Charles. Standards of Brewing. Brewers Publications, 2002. $39.95. 250 pp.

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