Brew Better Beer: Learn (and Break) the Rules for Making IPAs, Sours, Pilsners, Stouts, and More

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In this colorful homebrewing guide, The Kitchn’s Emma Christensen gives you the keys to the brewery. Start out by mastering the basic styles, like A Very Good IPA and A Very Good Porter, then move on to inspired variations such as Centennial Dry-Hopped Double IPA, Campari IPA, and Smokey Chipotle Porter to discover which flavors, infusions, hops, and yeasts work best with each ale and lager. Want to brew a signature beer with your own personal stamp? Go wild with the “Make It Yours” suggestions and try tossing anything from cherries to chai spices into your brew.

Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy

This handy manual also dives deep into the mechanics of brewing all-extract, partial-extract, and all-grain brews, and includes a big, beautiful photographic guide to brewing beer so you can see exactly how each step is done. You can brew small 1-gallon batches, perfect for apartment brewers and low-risk experimentation, or brew 5 gallons and have enough to share with all your friends. You’ll also be introduced to up-and-coming beer trends like rye malts, barrel-aging at home, sour beers, gluten-free beers, and Old World beer styles.

Filled with inspiring recipes like Riding Lawn Mower Pale Ale, Maple Cider Dubbel, Finnish Juniper Rye Sahti Ale, Figgy Pudding British Barleywine, and Farmers’ Market Gruit, Christensen’s accessible approach will have you brewing better beer in no time.

3 comments on “Brew Better Beer: Learn (and Break) the Rules for Making IPAs, Sours, Pilsners, Stouts, and More”

  1. Better Beer Brewing! I love this book! I used it as a companion to thekitchn.com's Beer School (also by Emma Christensen). Very complete and detailed, plus beautiful pictures. The thing that most distinguishes this book from other very good brewing books is that Emma gives recipes for (and excellent reasons for) brewing 1 gallon batches. I would never have gotten into brewing if I had to start with a 5 gallon batch, but I have already made two different beers and am looking forward to making more!

  2. A great introduction to home brewing This book is my introduction to home brewing, and so far, it did everything I wanted it to do: The instructions are easy to follow, all the questions I would have asked further down the line are answered whenever it makes sense. There are a lot of troubleshooting tips for when things don't go as planned. All in all, a great book to get started with a first brew and then built on that with more advanced recipes.

  3. Awesom brew book!! I'm brewing my first gallon tomorrow. I love this book!! Great step by step for the first time brewer or for the seasoned brewer. Steps for 1 gallon and 5 gallon batches and lots of great recipes.Thank you for this book Emma Christensen!! Although when I went to the brewery supply store for my ingredients, the guy at the store gave me a bit of a hard time for wanting to brew 1 gallon batch. I just told him that I jus wanted to get used to the process of brewing before jumping into 5...

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Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
Beer Brewing Made Easy
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