Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewingby Charles Bamforth, David Thomas (Other)
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!
"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
- Da Capo Press
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- Older Edition
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- 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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