Synopses & Reviews
It's here! The only book you need to brew great-tasting beer at home.
If you can boil water and combine ingredients, you can learn the skills you need to make top-notch beer. Dave Miller's Homebrewing Guide is a simple yet complete overview for brewers of all levels. Brewmaster Dave Miller offers up-to-date advice on cutting-edge techniques and successfully guides you through the entire brewing process.
The homebrewer's complete guide to the techniques of creating great brews.
Homebrew guru Dave Miller draws on his 20 years of experience and the latest information to guide beginners and experienced brewers through the entire brewing process. Includes recipes for a variety of beer styles, a glossary of important terms, useful conversion tables, and a suggested reading list of other helpful beer books.
In this comprehensive guide to homebrewing, Miller clearly explains the best techniques for every step of the entire brewing process. Clear enough for the novice but thorough enough to earn a home in the libraries of brewmasters, this is the essential volume on brewing great-tasting beer at home.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -349) and index.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
2 How Beer Is Made
3 Getting Started in Homebrewing
4 Malts, Adjuncts, and Sugars
5 Water and Water Treatment
6 Mash Methods - An Overview
7 Equipment for Wort Production
8 What Happens in the Mash Tun?
9 Mashing and Lautering
11 Kettles, Wort Coolers, and Other Equipment
12 What Happens in the Kettle and Wort Cooler?
13 Boiling, Trub Separation, and Cooling
15 Yeast Propagation and Maintenance
16 Fermentation Methods
17 Fermentation and Lagering Equipment
18 What Happens during Fermentation?
19 Wort Aeration and Pitching
20 Running the Fermentation
21 Maturation and Lagering
22 Beer Clarification
23 Clarifiers, Filters, and Filtration Equipment
24 Clarification and Filtration Techniques
26 Beer Carbonation Methods
27 Bottle- and Cask-Conditioned Beers
28 Draft Beer Equipment
29 Draft System Design and Operation
30 Bottled Beer and Bottling
31 Cleaning and Sanitation
32 Cleaners, Sanitizers, and Cleaning Equipment
33 Cleaning and Sanitizing Procedures
34 Beer Evaluation
36 Beer Styles
37 Recipe Formulation