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The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition (null) [Kindle Edition]

Charlie Papazian
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Book Description

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.

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About the Author

Charlie Papazian is president of the Association of Brewers, an organization which he founded. He is the author of The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing and The Home Brewer's Companion. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3364 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 3rd edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003JBI2KM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,560 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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136 of 141 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide when first starting this hobby February 3, 2005
This truly is an excellent guide for starting the hobby. It certainly was my first brew book. Although my first homebrew store gave me simpler instructions with my first purchase, this book gave me the understanding of what those instructions meant.

The author is very laid back and is a knowledgeable guy that does not want you to quit the hobby because of petty details. Good brewing comes with time. After 11 years of brewing, I realize that this is a hobby, not a job. This is why the author repeats the phrase "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew."

Being pretty savvy with both biology and chemistry, I was the typical case of a worry wort (no pun intended to all grain guys).

My first two brews, when I was too clueless to know what to worry about, came out better than the next 5!

Take this from a decent brewer: You will always want this book in your home. Although I normally use a bit more advanced guides (Designing Great Beers, and New Brewing Lager Beer), there is still some good stuff in this book. I would hardly call it only for beginners. I would say since almost every home brewer bought this book first, it is perceived to be a beginner's book. He has excellent all grain and whole hop data. He has excellent dilution data in case your wort is too concentrated. He hits on some topics that even the more advanced books don't.

This book is for beginning and experienced brewers. After all, after brewing for 11 years I picked up the third edition and found some new stuff I never saw before (hop growing and such)

You will like this book. Trust me, and relax don't worry.......

Hint: If you don't understand the terminology of your new hobby at first, use the glossary in the back of the book or an online site such as www,beertown,org or www,howtobrew,com
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy the Paperback NOT the eBook August 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First of all Papazian has done an excellent job of teaching the art of home brewing. It is well written and in addition to providing all the information you need, it is even entertaining in parts.

However, the Kindle edition is a very sloppy conversion from the original. Just look at the title, for example, "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition (null)". That's right, the word "null" in parentheses is part of the title of the ebook.

So, you'll be reading along and come to something like "see the chart on page 22." Well of course in an ebook there are no page numbers and the reference is not linked either. When you eventually find the chart in question, which in the print edition is a nicely formatted table, you will find just text. That is, each row of the table is a paragraph of text. It is really difficult to grasp the intent of the table without the proper formatting.

I didn't understand the source of my frustration until I saw a copy of the paperback edition. If I had realized it sooner I would have returned the kindle book. However Amazon will only allow returns of kindle books within seven days.

I have browsed sample chapters from other eBook sellers and found the same sloppy formatting. So
I'm sure the fault is with the publisher, William Morrow, and not with Amazon.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Well Done Update of a Classic November 3, 2003
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~As a typical homebrewer I enjoy reading as many books about the art as I can find. I was a big fan of the 2nd E of this book. That book got me started. Unfortunately it did go out of date... I am now happy to report that C.P. has done a great job updating his book. It has new information on extracts, hops, yeast, the works. Yet, the basic brewing technique is relatively unchanged. Papazian's writing is easy to read and I enjoy the laid-back style. The tables make more sense now (some~~ minor changes) and the recipes are also nicely revamped. I recommend this book to anyone interested in getting started with homebrewing.~
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59 of 70 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There is a wealth of information in this there was in the 2nd Edition. Some of the recipes, ingredients and beer style information are updated. But I just cannot get past a feeling that Charlie isn't *really* up on the homebrewing gear that's out there and in common use.

One prime example: the standard immersion wort chiller. The book's discussion on wort chillers is amazingly devoid of this particular device that probably 75% of homebrewers either use now or have used in the past. He uses a copper coil chiller to run the *wort* through (surrounded by an ice bath), rather than running cold water through the chiller that is immersed in wort. Sure, people can use them that way, and doing so is no doubt effedtive. But it is a distinctly uncommon use, and extremely odd that there isn't any mention of how most people use them.

And wort-handling. All commonly-accepted information suggests that aerating hot wort is the prime cause of oxidation and off-flavors. Yet, Charlie has novice brewers dumping their hot wort through a strainer and into a fermenting bucket, with no discussion of chilling the wort first. This is in the introductory "newbie" section of the book.

The new charts, and information on cleaners and sanitizers is good and was long overdue. But for a 3rd Edition, there isn't much here that experienced brewers won't already get out of the 2nd Ed. As for novice brewers, go ahead and buy it realizing that this isn't the "bible" that sooo many people used to say about the 2nd Edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Truly that home brewers Bible...
Published 3 days ago by Andrew Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic must have
The classic still has lots to offer.
I bought this in the 90s, lost it, and decided to replace it. It is as good as I remembered.
Published 17 days ago by Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for home brewers
This is the book that anyone who cares about homebrewing should read.

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Published 17 days ago by Ibai Urruchua
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great beginners book.
Published 17 days ago by Christopher Lo Brutto
5.0 out of 5 stars Goto book for homebrewing
This is the book that got my husband involved in homebrewing. I bought it for him after he had back surgery and was bed-bound; tired of watching Ironsides reruns. Read more
Published 18 days ago by M. Halloway
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Published 21 days ago by Dave Laferriere
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Must have for any level homebrewer. RDWHAH!
Published 22 days ago by Ronnie G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the beginner.
Everything you need to know to start home brewing. Papazian spells out every possible scenario you might find yourself in while working on your first batch of home-brew. Read more
Published 22 days ago by NKakanis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Its legendary!
Published 28 days ago by Diogo Pires
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is considered to be the bible of brewing ...
This book is considered to be the bible of brewing - has been around for years - many reprints. My grandson

Loves it.
Published 29 days ago by Monkeymooner
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Founding president of the American Homebrewers Association and organizer for the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, Charlie PaPazian avidly brews lagers, ales and honey meads. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.


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