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Think of it — beer at 12-20 cents a bottle, and the best beer you've ever tasted, tailored to the exact quirk of your tongue. This is the promise of M.R. Reese. And he delivers on that promise. Follow his instructions, then flip the cap off a bottle of your own brewing and taste — you'll never want to go back to those store-bought varieties.

It's easy, too. Three hours at the most for five gallons of beer. The hardest part, Reese writes, is waiting four to six weeks for the beer to reach perfection.

You only need a few items of equipment. Some you'll have in your kitchen; others are inexpensive and available in many stores.

With the nineteen recipes you can brew top-grade beer and ale — American, Canadian, or European style, from light summer beers to the heavier Irish stout — and learn to vary recipes to get exactly the pleasing taste that you want.

M.R. Reese, member of a brewing family from before Prohibition days, tells the secrets of brewing he's learned in years of making his own favorites.


Beginners can learn how easy and inexpensive it is to brew beer at home. From choosing the equipment and ingredients, to preparing, fermenting, and aging, to bottling and serving. 137,000 copies in print.

About the Author

It comes as no surprise that author M. R. Reese knows how to brew it best as noted in his Storey book, Better Beer and How to Brew It. He comes from a family that has been brewing since before the Prohibition days, and he has acquired many savory secrets that have been passed down through his family over the years, through conducting extensive homebrewing research, and through experimenting with his own recipes. In 1970, M. R. founded and operated the first store in the Washington D.C. area that carried supplies for home winemakers and brewers. He sold the business in 1978. M. R. lives with his wife, Dottie, and has three daughters and five grandchildren.

Table of Contents


Why Brew Beer

Understanding Beer

-- Brewing and the Law



-- Varieties

Brewing Processes

Brewing with Malt Extracts

Recipes for Using Malt Extracts

Basic Beer

Light Beer, American Style

Light Beer, European Style

Amber Ale, English Type

Dark Beer, European Style

Medium Stout

Light Summer Beer

Low-Alcohol Light Beer

Champagne Beer

American Steam Beer

Advanced Brewing

Recipes Using Grains

Light Beer, All Grain

Light Beer, Full-Bodied

Canadian Style

All Grain, American Style Light Beer

American Steam Beer, All Grain

Light Beer, German Style

Pale Ale, English Type

Stout, Irish Type

Super Stout

Dark Beer, European Type

Light Summer Beer, American Style

-- Making True Lager Beers

Designing Your Own Recipes

A Brief History of Home Brewing


Sources for Brewing Supplies


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Niles, January 7, 2007 (view all comments by Niles)
This book has some good information, but its techniques are generally dated. Some interesting lore about the role of homebrewing during prohibition (the author's own family being involved in brewing during that era), but not enough to warrant the purchase unless you are a real fanatic. Better techniques and more in-depth coverage may be found in other titles.
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Product Details

Reese, M. R.
Storey Publishing, LLC
Reese, M. R.
Pownal, Vt.
Beverages - Beer
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6 x 9
8.96x6.01x.38 in. .41 lbs.

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