Brewing the World's Great Beers: A Step-By-Step Guide

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The only thing better than drinking a well-made traditional beer is having the satisfaction of brewing it yourself. And with today's improved ingredients and techniques, making your own beer or ale is easier than it's ever been before.

In Brewing the World's Great Beers, Dave Miller takes readers step by step through the entire brewing process, explaining in clear, concise language how to make great-tasting beer or ale — the first time, and ...
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Overview

The only thing better than drinking a well-made traditional beer is having the satisfaction of brewing it yourself. And with today's improved ingredients and techniques, making your own beer or ale is easier than it's ever been before.

In Brewing the World's Great Beers, Dave Miller takes readers step by step through the entire brewing process, explaining in clear, concise language how to make great-tasting beer or ale — the first time, and every time. His basic method of brewing with easy-to-use malt extracts helps beginning brewers hone their skills before moving on to more sophisticated techniques.

The book also includes 85 practical and easy-to-follow recipes — some for beginners, some for veterans — that capture the Old World flavor of:
— British Ales and Stouts
— Belgian Ales
— American Specialties
— German Ales and Lagers

Brewing terrific beer at home can develop into a lifelong hobby that will please not only yourself, but your family and friends. Half the fun of homebrewing involves expanding your horizons and discovering new and wonderful styles of beer from around the globe. Your adventure begins in the pages of Brewing the World's Great Beers.

Author Biography: Author and brewing expert Dave Miller has been a Brewmaster at the St. Louis Brewing Company and at the Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery in Nashville, Tennessee. Beside writing Storey's Brewing the World's Great Beers, The Complete Handbook of Home Brewing and Dave Miller's Homebrewing Guide, he has also written Home Brewing for Americans and Continental Pilsener. His articles have appeared in Zymurgy magazine and he has worked on the annual book, Beer and Brewing, which showcases the transcripts of talks from the National Homebrew Conference.

Dave is also a Certified Beer Judge, a troubleshooting columnist for Brewing Techniques, and a frequent speaker at homebrewing conferences. He has won the Home Brewer of the Year award at the National Homebrew Competition. Married and the father of five children, Dave is a graduate of the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology and resides in Tennessee.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780882667751
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Getting Started
The Beginner's Equipment Kit
Materials
Keeping Records
The Basic Method
Notes on the Recipes
Recipes

2. Steps to Better Brewing with Malt Extract
Using Pure Yeast Cultures
Repitching Yeast
Full Wort Boil and Wort Cooling
Trub Removal
Top-Fermentation Technique
Wort Aeration
Lager Fermentation
Introduction to Advanced Extract Recipes
Notes on the Beers
Summary of the Advanced Extract Brewing Method
Recipes

3. First Steps in Grain Brewing
Equipment
Materials
The Small-Scale Mash Method
Summary of the Partial-Mash Brewing Method
Notes on the Recipes
Recipes

4. The Last Step: All-Grain Brewing
Equipment
Materials
Mashing, Lautering, and Sparging Techniques
Summary of the Full-Mash Brewing Method
Recipes

5. Going Semi-Pro
Using Draft Kegs
Filtration and Counterpressure Bottling
Large-Batch Brewing
Formulating Your Own Recipes
Table of Common Brewing Ingredients
Carbonation Chart

Glossary
Bibliography
Sources for Equipment and Materials
Index
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