Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing and Other Next Steps

Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing and Other Next Steps

Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing and Other Next Steps

Make your next beer your best beer! Start with a photo-intensive guide to all-grain brewing, or skip ahead to advanced mashing techniques and malt selection. Then explore whatever calls to you: take a crash course in water chemistry, try whirlpool hopping, brew a fruit beer, capture wild yeast, make your first Berliner Weisse, or kick the bottles and start kegging. Unique recipes cover everything from traditional parti-gyle stouts to a style-bending American wild ale.

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Glenn Waters

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
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Homebrewers – pay attention – this book is worth a look!, March 2, 2014
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A couple disclaimers first.. I live in NC where the guy who wrote this book is currently working at a brewery that I really like a lot. And I’ve have had beers that he has been in charge of brewing or brewed himself(and he is a hell of a fine brewer BTW!).I found out about this book from a home brewing friend. I didn’t know it existed but bought it based on what the other home brewer said about it..

Now the review.. I’ve been home brewing now for a little over 10 years.. And all I can say is WOW..I wish I had this book 5 or 6 years ago.. I learned many of the lessons Mike is teaching in this book the hard way over the years.. But you know what..there are a bunch of other tidbits in this book of things I really didn’t know or haven’t considered. And it talked about actual experiments that Mike did that settled a few things in my mind (different sparges and mash temps are two that come to mind, but there were others)

HIGHLY recommended if you are a home brewer making the switch from extract to all grain..Don’t hesitate..just order it! Also recommended even if you are an experienced home brewer because the length and breadth of Mike’s experience comes through in this book. I’ve picked up enough stuff I didn’t know already after reading this..that it’s well worth the cost..

If you only can get two books for your library about home brewing..get John Palmers book and this one!!

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s e bush

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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Excellent, succinct book with clear focus (read on to make sure it matches your needs), March 23, 2014
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An excellent ‘this is how to do it’ book. At the start the author clearly states “this book assumes that you have some brewing knowledge” and “you have basic brewing equipment and know how to use it”.

It is perfect for the extract brewer who is looking to move to all grain brewing. It is useful for the all grain brewer who wants to learn what works and what doesn’t without years of experimentation (I fall into this category; I’ve been all-grain brewing on and off for many years).

It treats each brewing subject with a simple, easy to digest paragraphs, bullet points and summaries that focus exactly on what you need to know. The ‘do this, don’t do that’ approach is easy to read and quick to understand.

The recommendations are often backed up by anecdotes about tests conducted to show whether a certain technique works or not. Whilst I do not 100% agree with all the conclusions, the underlying logic has forced me to reconsider how I approach certain techniques and situations. It has made me a better homebrewer already, in just two weeks.

If you want a book that describes the detailed brewing subtleties of a certain style, or lays out the justification behind detailed calculations used to predict hop IBU, this is not your book, look elsewhere.

In summary, for $12 you get an easy to read, short, clear book that covers most subjects that will upgrade your brewing results. If you fall into the category of homebrewer I’ve described in paragraph 2 above, don’t hesitate to buy.

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Jason Chalifour

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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The perfect book to take your brewing to the next level., March 23, 2014
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After brewing for a year and a half I felt I had started to stagnate as a brewer. I had dabbled in all-grain, but never really felt like I knew exactly what I was doing. This book was exactly what I was looking for to move up from intermediate brewer to advanced. There are several techniques in the book I can’t wait to try. Even the things I knew about like the chapters on ingredients, I still picked up a few things I didn’t know.
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