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The Complete Joy of Home Brewing
     

The Complete Joy of Home Brewing

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by Charlie Papazian
 

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Charlie Papazian, master brewer and founder and president of the American Homebrewer's Association and Association of Brewers, presents a fully revised edition of his essential guide to homebrewing. This third edition of the best-selling and most trusted homebrewing guide includes a complete update of all instructions, recipes, charts, and guidelines. Everything

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Charlie Papazian, master brewer and founder and president of the American Homebrewer's Association and Association of Brewers, presents a fully revised edition of his essential guide to homebrewing. This third edition of the best-selling and most trusted homebrewing guide includes a complete update of all instructions, recipes, charts, and guidelines. Everything you need to get started is here, including classic and new recipes for brewing stouts, ales, lagers, pilseners, porters, specialty beers, and honey meads.

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, third edition, includes:

  • Getting your home brewery together: the basics — malt, hops, yeast, and water
  • Ten easy lessons for making your first batch of beer
  • Creating world-class styles of beer (IPA, Belgian wheat, German Kölsch and Bock, barley wine, American lagers, to name a few)
  • Using fruit, honey, and herbs for a spicier, more festive brew
  • Brewing with malt extracts for an unlimited range of strengths and flavors
  • Advanced brewing techniques using specialty hops or the all-grain method or mash extracts
  • A complete homebrewer's glossary, troubleshooting tips, and an up-to-date resource section
  • And much, much more

Be sure to check out Charlie's The Homebrewer's Companion for over 60 additional recipes and more detailed charts and tables, techniques, and equipment information for the advanced brewer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060531058
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/04/2003
Series:
Harperresource Book Series
Edition description:
Revised & Updated
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Charlie Papazian is the founder of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and the Association of Brewers and the current president of the Brewers Association. The creator of the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, he is the founding publisher of the magazines Zymurgy (for homebrewers) and The New Brewer (for professional craftbrewers). He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Sandra, and daughter, Carla, where he still avidly homebrews lagers, ales, and honey meads.

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Complete Joy of Homebrewing 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
BobFV More than 1 year ago
This is at least the third copy of this book I have purchased, each time after a haitus in my homebrewing and an update to the book. If you only have one book on homebrewing this is the one to have - it is the best overall resource on techniques, process, and equipment, and it contains a lot of great recipes and tips, illustrated with great photographs. The most important message for homebrewers is repeated like a mantra throughout this book - "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew." This is the single most important lesson for a beginning or experienced homebrewer.
ipcampbel More than 1 year ago
This book breaks down your first few batches of beer into easy to follow steps and gives you the confidence to take your beer to the next level. Charlie Papazian writes in an easy to understand style that is entertaining even when he gets into the technical aspects of homebrewing. This should be the first book you buy but will not last all the way through grain brewing. While it does introduce grain brewing, I do not feel that it can be your only resource on the matter. However, if you are committed to extract/kit/minimash brewing, this book will offer great recipes and ideas. RDWHAHB.
KenK More than 1 year ago
Charlie is a great writer making his points clear, and giving his hard earned knowledge to us novices. I also enjoy the way he interjects some good humor into the book as well, and by the way, Don't worry. Have a homebrew.
Nanobabe More than 1 year ago
The must have book for any homebrewer!
Homebrewer4live More than 1 year ago
Great book for anyone interested in getting started in homebrewing. The first review is totally off... With just this book, you can start brewing within hours of picking it up. Its not the be all end all as far as recipes go, but its the perfect book for entry level brewers.
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Really helps in explaining the actual processes taking place when you brew. Also had many wonderful tips, and recipes.
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I like this book
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Michael Wahl More than 1 year ago
for some reason my last rating reduced itsself by 3 stars....
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Smokus More than 1 year ago
A great book for the new homebrewer to understand what is happening in the beer making process. However, this book really lacks the actual mechanics of homebrewing that I wanted to know when starting out. I would've preferred an in-depth discussion of techniques of homebrewing. For example, the section describing the actual steps for intermediate homebrewing is 8 pages long. The section describing adjuncts alone is 23 pages long. Does the new homebrewer really need a whole page describing which fruits can be added? Additionally, the book's layout is poor. It seems to be arranged by level of skill (beginner, intermediate, then advanced) with a discussion of barley, water, hops and yeast in each section. I would've preferred a book that gave all the techniques for brewing upfront (beginner, intermediate and advanced), then recipes, then the chemistry of beer making. Please don't make me look in 3 different places to find info about yeast. Overall, I definitely would buy this book again, but would only use it as a tool to better understand brewing (not as a tool to use to actually brew beer).
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