Synopses & Reviews
The popular success of microbrews is motivating more homebrewers to strive for that perfect quaff. Readily available equipment, well-stocked brewery supply stores, and dozens of web sites and publications have helped turn many a basement or kitchen into a mini-brewery. Now there's a book that goes beyond the basics and gives practical, expert advice on how to craft a truly distinctive brew.
Secrets from the Master Brewers introduces 16 award-winning brewers and their art. Each offers invaluable tips on their area of expertise, whether it be which hops to use, how to combine malts, handle yeast, or how to brew a certain classic style, plus their own homebrew recipes. In addition, the authors -- whose Homebrewers Recipe Guide was selected by Food & Wine as one the Best Beer Books of 1997 -- present 35 of their own new recipes, plus a short guide to equipment upgrades.
A "Master Class" From the Masters of the Craft
Homebrewing has become more than just a hobby for many serious beer connoisseurs. Secrets From the Master Brewers is the invaluable guide for those who have turned a pastime into a serious craft, or for any fan of microbreweries wanting to know the tricks of the trade. With a table of contents that reads like an all-star roster of America's top professional brewers, this book is chock-full of recipes and tips from the best in the business of beer. Among the experts who share their knowledge are:
-- John Maier of ROGUE BREWING COMPANY
-- Keith Villa of BLUE MOON BREWING COMPANY
-- Jim Migliorini of HEARTLAND BREWERY
-- Fal Allen of PIKE PLACE BREWING COMPANY
-- Greg Noonan of VERMONT PUB AND BREWERY
More than a dozen award-winning brewers contribute some favorite recipes as well as great advice on technique, equipment, and ingredients in Secrets From the Master Brewers. Homebrew gurus Higgins, Kilgore, and Hertlein add a trove of their own recipes and insights to bring you a book that goes far beyond the basics -- a must-have for homebrewing experts and novices alike.
For the two million people trying to brew beer or ale that meets the quality of the popular microbrews, here's a book that goes beyond the basics and gives practical, expert advice on how to craft a truly distinctive brew. 17,500 first print.