Charlie Papazian, master brewer and founder and president of the American Homebrewer's Association and Association of Brewers, presents a fully revised edition of his essential guide to homebrewing. This third edition of the best-selling and most trusted homebrewing guide includes a complete update of all instructions, recipes, charts, and guidelines. Everything you need to get started is here, including classic and new recipes for brewing stouts, ales, lagers, pilseners, porters, specialty beers, and honey meads. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, third edition, includes: Getting your home brewery together: the basics -- malt, hops, yeast, and water Ten easy lessons for making your first batch of beer Creating world-class styles of beer (IPA, Belgian wheat, German Kölsch and Bock, barley wine, American lagers, to name a few) Using fruit, honey, and herbs for a spicier, more festive brew Brewing with malt extracts for an unlimited range of strengths and flavors Advanced brewing techniques using specialty hops or the all-grain method or mash extracts A complete homebrewer's glossary, troubleshooting tips, and an up-to-date resource section And much, much more Be sure to check out Charlie's The Homebrewer's Companion for over 60 additional recipes and more detailed charts and tables, techniques, and equipment information for the advanced brewer.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beer Tasting will provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to understanding and enjoying the vast styles and complex characteristics of beer. Understanding and enjoying beer is no longer a simple process, as beer has gone from a world of relatively small offerings from major brewers to a universe of literally hundreds of unique styles from craft brewers around the world. Like wine, the taste and subtle characteristics of beer can be affected by a number of different components including the brewing style, the yeasts and hops that determine taste and character, how the various grains are used in brewing, and more. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beer Tasting is not a guide to brewing, it's a guide to tasting, understanding, and enjoying what has become a complex and often confusing process of enjoying one of the world's oldest beverages. Readers will learn the brewing process and how it can affect a beer, how to recognize tasting notes and aromas, how to identify unique styles, how to taste and enjoy them properly; even how to select the right glassware and serving temperature for maximum enjoyment.
A Guide to Tasting, Pairing, and the Culture of Craft Beer
Author: Schuyler Schultz
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
“From lessons in cheese-and-brew pairings to sketching a menu for a multi-course, beer-pairing dinner party . . . [this] excellent, 300-page guide to beer and food is a steal.” —Evan S. Benn, Esquire.com “Yes, great beer can change your life,” writes chef Schuyler Schultz in Beer, Food, and Flavor, an authoritative guide to exploring the diverse array of flavors found in craft beer—and the joys of pairing those flavors with great food to transform everyday meals into culinary events. Expanded and updated for this second edition, featuring new breweries and other recent developments on the world of craft beer, this beautifully illustrated book explores how craft beer can be integrated into the new American food movement, with an emphasis on local and sustainable production. As craft breweries and farm-to-table restaurants continue to gain popularity across the country, this book offers delicious combinations of the best beers and delectable meals and deserts. Armed with the precise tasting techniques and pairing strategies offered inside, participating in the growing craft beer community is now easier than ever. Beer, Food, and Flavor will enable you to learn about the top craft breweries in your region, seek out new beer styles and specialty brews with confidence, create innovative menus, and pair craft beer with fine food, whether at home or while dining out. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
You’ve heard that dreamlike voice calling to you: a yearning to work with the earth’s life energies . . . a heartfelt desire to become a student of the Craft. Now is the time to call forth your passion and strength of will, and commit yourself fully to the Path of the Wise. Dedicant: A Witch’s Circle of Fire invites you to set forth on the sacred journey to becoming a Witch. Designed to harmonize with the Wheel of the Year, the monthly lessons feature seasonally themed stories, meditations, Witchcraft lore, ethics questions, spells, and pathworking rituals. The course on Wicca culminates in a powerful self-initiation rite that brings you to the level of Initiate. Blending purposeful study with reflection and awareness, the Circles system of Wicca study is ideal for the solitary student or as part of a coven curriculum. Dedicant helps you ignite your inner light and keep it burning by teaching you the core essentials of Wiccan wisdom: Creating a spiritual grimoire • Writing and performing daily devotionals Calling the Gods and Goddesses • Conducting Sabbat and Esbat rituals Performing herb and energy work • Making and using magical tools Selecting ritual garb • Casting a power circle PRAISE FOR DEDICANT "Calafia does a great job of laying out the groundwork, and she presents it in a unique, workable structure that's easy to follow and offers a solid scaffolding for self-development." --Witches and Pagans
More great advice from Charlie Papazian, homebrew master and author of the bestselling The Complete Joy of Homebrewing. "Many ask me, 'What's different about The Homebrewer's Companion?' It's a book that I might have titled The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, Volume 2. The information is 98 percent new information, including improved procedures for beginning and malt-extract brewers as well as advanced and veteran brewers. There are loads of new recipes and useful charts and data that I continually refer to in my own homebrew recipe formulation (I still homebrew about 20 batches a year). My theme throughout is 'Keep it practical. Keep it useful.' I wanted to answer 10 years' worth of questions in this one volume. I did ... and I had fun doing it." -- Charlie Papazian Get the Most from Your Malt! Easy-to-follow techniques and trouble-shooting tips Answers to the most-often asked questions A guide to world beer styles Useful facts on fermenting, yeast culturing and stove-top boiling Charts, tables, support information and much, much more Over 60 exotic recipes to try -- from "You'll See" Coriander Amber Ale to Waialeale Chablis Mead Make sure to check out the third edition of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.
From Mesopotamian brewers seven thousand years ago to microbreweries in 21st century Brooklyn, beer has captivated mankind in countless ways. There’s an undeniable allure to the idea of transforming one’s kitchen into a home brewery, and Brew It! is the simplest, most user-friendly guide available for beginning brewers ready to start beer making today. A complex concoction involving a little chemistry, biology, and physics, beer is essentially a multi-step process of fermentation. This colorful DIY guide demystifies malt, hops, and yeast and will soon be leading readers toward amber mugs of all-grain beer! From brew day to bottle day to game day-- Brew It! guides home brewers from the initial stages of preparing for their first batch to the satisfying suds of a job well done! INSIDE THIS BOOK: A tour of the world’s most alluring brews: the ales of Ireland, the Pilseners of Germany, the stouts of Belgium, and the pale ales of the U.S. Overview of equipment needed, from thermometers and kettles to hydrometers and refractometers The importance of preparation, sanitation, and journal-keeping Understanding beer-making terminology: malt, hops, yeast, wort, sugars, and fermentation The processes of bittering, flavoring , finishing, fermenting, and bottling Brewing with extracts, including fruits, herbs, spices, and chocolate 25 recipes from pale ale and amber ale to porter, stout, and Pilsener Troubleshooting and improving the brew’s flavor, color, and body Appendix of equipment suppliers, calculators, brewing apps, and websites
Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide—there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.
“The Italian word for Chutzpah is audacia, but it might as well be Sam Calagione.” —Forbes magazine “Let one of the beer industry’s most irrepressible brewers lead you to extremes in your kitchen. Do try this at home—you’ll be glad you did.” —Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter, author of World Guide to Beer “Should inspire nonbrewing beer fans to start brewing and homebrewers or commercial brewers to push the envelope a bit.” —Northwest Brewing News “Extreme Brewing is not just about radical brewing, it is about appreciating and living great beers.” —Ale Street News “Finish Extreme Brewing and you will be a better-informed homebrewer than most amateurs are.” —Mid-Atlantic Brewing News Sam Calagione’s authoritative primer Extreme Brewing, long required reading for any serious homebrewer, is now revised and expanded. Inside Extreme Brewing, Deluxe Edition, you'll find: —Recipes for homemade beers that are among the most exciting and exotic today: Double IPA, Punkin’ Porter, Belgian Brown Ale, and more than 30 other unique concoctions —14 additional recipes that are new to this edition, including the Coffee & Cream Stout and the Smokin’ Cherry Bomb —Step-by-step instructions and insider tips for making recipes that expand the definition of great beer —Tips on presentation and food pairings, recipes for beer-infused dishes, and fun ideas for beer-themed dinners that let you share your creations with family and friends