Matthew Schaefer, an attorney, has been homebrewing for over fifteen years. He started brewing with extracts in college, before moving his operations to a tiny one-bedroom apartment where he performed partial mashes on a stove top. Guided by tradition informed by latest brewing science, he currently brews on a ten-gallon all-grain system at his home in Astoria, New York, where he lives with his wife, Kimberly, and son, Evan.
The Illustrated Guide to Brewing Beer: A Comprehensive Handboook of Beginning Home Brewingby Matthew Schaefer
Whether you’re an established beer snob or just want to try your hand at homebrewing, Basic Homebrewing will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this increasingly popular hobby. Learn all about beer and the few very simple components required to make itmalt, hops, yeast, and water. Easy to understand and beautifully illustrated, this book covers everything from the history of brewing, to basic methods and explanations of needed equipment and ingredients, to advanced brewing techniques and delicious recipes.
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