Homebrewing For Dummies

Homebrewing For Dummies

by Marty Nachel


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Homebrewing For Dummies by Marty Nachel

Want to become your own brewmeister? Homebrewing For Dummies,2nd Edition, gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-stepinstructions for everything from making your first“kit” beer to brewing an entire batch from scratch.Before you know it, you’ll be boiling, bottling, storing,pouring, and kegging your own frothy, delicious suds.

This friendly, hands-on guide walks you through each step in thebrewing process at the beginning, intermediate, and advancedlevels. It fills you in on all the homebrewing basics with acomprehensive equipment list; instructions on keeping your hardwareclean and sanitized; and loving descriptions of the essential beeringredients, their roles in the brewing process, and how to selectthe best ingredients for you beer. You’ll also find out aboutadditional ingredients and additives you can use to give yourhomebrew distinctive flavors, textures, and aromas. Discover howto:

  • Set up your home brewery
  • Select the best ingredients and flavorings
  • Create your own lager, ale, and specialty beers
  • Try your hand at cider, and even meade
  • Brew gluten-free beer
  • Package your beer in bottles and kegs
  • Evaluate your beer and troubleshoot problems
  • Take part in homebrewing competitions
  • Become an eco-friendly brewer

Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition is fullyupdated with the latest brewing techniques and technologies andfeatures more than 100 winning recipes that will have your friendsand neighbors singing your praises and coming back for more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470230626
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/31/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 465,678
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marty Nachel is an award-winning homebrewer, an AHA/BJCPCertified Beer Judge, and was a beer evaluator at Beverage TestingInstitute and the Great American Beer Festival.

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Table of Contents


Part I: First Things First.

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wort.

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Beeraphernalia.

Chapter 3: Creating Your Own Department of Sanitation.

Part II: It’s in There: The Nuts and Bolts ofBeer.

Chapter 4: Malt: A Tale of Two Sources (Grain and Extract).

Chapter 5: Hop Heaven.

Chapter 6: Yeast and Fermentation.

Chapter 7: On the Water Front.

Chapter 8: Adjuncts and Flavorings.

Chapter 9: Making Your Brew Bionic: Additives, Preservatives,Finings, and Clarifiers.

Part III: Ready, Set, Brew!

Chapter 10: Beginner Brewing Directions.

Chapter 11: Intermediate Brewing Directions.

Chapter 12: Homebrewing Directions for the Serious BeerGeek.

Chapter 13: Bottling Your Brew.

Chapter 14: Kegging: Bottling’s Big Brother.

Part IV: Homebrew Recipes.

Chapter 15: Ale Recipes.

Chapter 16: Lager Recipes.

Chapter 17: Mixed-Style Recipes.

Part V: Alternative Brewing.

Chapter 18: In-Cider Information.

Chapter 19: A Meading of the Minds.

Chapter 20: Going Green: Being an Eco-Friendly Homebrewer.

Chapter 21: Gluten-Free Brewing.

Part VI: Putting Your Brew to the Test.

Chapter 22: Storing and Pouring.

Chapter 23: You Can’t Judge a Bock by Its Cover:Evaluating Beer.

Chapter 24: Troubleshooting.

Chapter 25: Homebrew Competitions.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 26: Ten (or so) Ways to D.I.G.I.B.I.Y. (Do It, Grow It,Build It Yourself).

Chapter 27: Ten Gizmos That Can Make Your Brewing Easier.

Chapter 28: Just the FAQs: Ten (or so) Frequently AskedQuestions.

Appendix: Ingredients: The Building Blocks of Beer.


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Homebrewing for Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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micki-mi More than 1 year ago
The book was in great shape. Did not realize it was 2nd edition though. The book was here extremely fast.
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smoorenc More than 1 year ago
I actually enjoyed reading this book. I referred back to it quiet a few times so far. So that makes it worth it to me. I actually thought it was more up to date
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Homebrewing for Dummies is an excellent resource and how-to guide. Like all the 'dummies' books this book breaks down the subject of homebrewing into simple easy to understand language. Nachel explains the affects of each ingredient on the beer, as well as step by step brewing and bottling instructions. If you are just thinking about starting homebrewing read this book first. It will guide you through what equipment to buy, how to brew and what to expect. If you are already a brewer, Nachel provides a beginner, intermediate and advanced recipe for each of the AHA beer styles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. Easy to understand, very basic info that all homebrewers should know. I suggest this book to all those who want to get into brewing or those that just need to know the basic nuts and bolts of brewing.