Have you ever had a microbrew beer and wondered how it was made? Ever think you could do better? Like homemade apple, homebrewed beer is a personal, distinctive treat that is delightfully gratifying to make, consume, and share with friends and family! Homebrewing is a hobby shared by approximately 1.5 million people in the United States alone. A tradition originating in ancient civilizations, modern technology has made the process easier than ever before.
Homebrewing For Dummies is for everyone who has ever considered homebrewing , but thought it might be too hard or complicated. Or if youve tried homebrewing without great success, youll find guidelines, recipes, and equipment advice to help you improve your brew. Even if youre already a successful homebrewer, youll find useful tips for making your beer competition quality. Find authoritative material to answer such questions about:
* Malts, hops, and grains
* Additives and preservatives
* Finings and clarifiers
* Sanitizing and bottling
Go ahead and feel confident about buying the equipment, setting up shop, cooking the right mix of ingredients, and bottling your brew with personalized labels! You can choose from dozens of ale, lager, and mixed-style recipes (all with standard pounds, gallons, and ounce measurements) or craft your own recipe. Homebrewing For Dummies helps you get your first batch underway in just two hours with accessible information on:
* Equipment for beginning, intermediate, and advanced brewers
* The four primary ingredients in beer
* The nuts-and-bolts of beer
* Beer evaluation
* Getting involved in competitions
* Gadgets, gizmos, and must-haves
No other guide can offer the same convenient cheat sheets, friendly, hands-on advice, and step-by-step directions for making award-winning recipes. Whether a serious, future member of the American Homebrewers Association or a curious hobbyist, youll find everything you need to be drinking homemade beer in about three weeks.