This focus on facts continues into part 2 of Daniels's guide, where it backs an admirably pragmatic take on beer styles and their importance in home-brewing. Daniels devotes a chapter to each of 14 major style categories, detailing historical origins and modern brewing techniques. He lays a contemporary groundwork by compiling and analyzing the recipes of the National Homebrew Competition's most successful beers. The assumption is that beers deemed representative of particular beer styles in modern competitions serve as ideal models for recipe creation. Among the information provided for each style is a chart showing the percentage of brewers using each type of grain and in what proportions the grains were added. Similar data are supplied for hop varieties, yeast strains, and water treatment. This reverse engineering of award-winning beers naturally benefits experienced brewers seeking to wow judges at the next competition. Yet, even brewers taking their first shy steps into creating their own recipes have much to gain from this kind of practical analysis. Daniels provides the basic tools a brewer of any level can use to formulate recipes with confidence and creativity. --Todd Gehman
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in taking their brewing to the next level.
This book does not provide recipes, but it does provide great information about the fundamentals that you can use to formulate your own recipes.
There is a chart for each style which gives information on ingredients used in beers which made it to the second round of the NHC.
Son brews beer and he has been wanting this book. He was excited to get it. Lots of different ideas. Good purchase.Published 4 days ago by mag1729
Well writen book for brewers with experience. It contains both common knowledge you will find in other books, but also goes into depth on topics you do not find in many other... Read morePublished 12 days ago by E.H.J.A.Nuijten
Great information. Well organized. Read this book and you'll never brew a kit beer again. You'll make your own recipes!Published 14 days ago by frugal shopper
This is the definitive guide to brewing the AHA styles. If you are interested in beer, just buy it. You won't be disappointed.Published 19 days ago by LoL3
Great book!! I love the instruction for recipe formulation.Published 21 days ago by Michael Bannerman-Martin