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Mark Denny’s beer book is different. Neither an 'ultra-technical account of the brewing process' nor a 'how-to plus a lot of recipes,' Froth! is a theoretical physicists exploration of the math and science behind the beer-brewing process. Packed with humor, history, and DIY enthusiasm, Denny shares with readers how he uses physics to home-brew his own beers that froth higher and taste better.(Seed Magazine)
Froth! offers a delicious blend of history and science that will delight beer aficionados and science buffs everywhere.(Book of the Month Club)
Accomplished home brewer and physicist Mark Denny has crafted a scientific yet extremely accessible, investigation of the physics and chemistry of beer.(Beers of the World Magazine)
Froth! is a nice read, garnished with just the sort of wit I'd expect from a British-born beer aficionado. It will be especially useful to home brewers, as it explains step by step how to make the stuff yourself.(Andy Coghlan New Scientist)
Froth! earns a solid 'A' for bringing science, brewing, and good writing together.(Beerfestivals.org)
For a scientist, Denny's approach is delightfully down to earth... There's plenty for the beerophile in Froth!(Vince Costanzo The Age)
Denny provides a scientifically sound and often witty investigation of the physics and chemistry of beer.(Greg Rienzi JHU Gazette)
Beer is intriguing enough, but Denny's enjoyment of the subject adds to the fun.(Stephanie Stone SpinSheet)
A lively yet scientific examination of the physics and chemistry of beer.(Midwest Book Review)
Books about beer tend to be either purely descriptive or wholly scientific. Rarely does a book combine the two, much less with genuine wit and charm. Froth!... is the exception. It is a great joy to read and contains a wealth of information for a wide audience... Highly recommended.(Choice)
Denny... keeps the book interesting with his light and informal writing style and a good sense of humor... Froth! is a perfect book for the home-brewing beer aficionado who is looking for more than 'Brewing 101' but less than a master’s degree in the subject.(Megan Just Sacramento Book Review)
Anyone with an interest specifically in how traditional craft relates to science-based industry would also find Froth! an entertaining and illuminating case study.(Joseph Schultz Technology and Culture)
If Mark Denny brews his brew as good as his wit, I'll be round to his house in a flash.(Dr. Andy Alexander, University of Edinburgh)
After earning a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Edinburgh University, Mark Denny pursued research at Oxford University from 1981 to 1984, then moved into a career in industry. He is the author of Ingenium: Five Machines That Changed the World; Blip, Ping, and Buzz: Making Sense of Radar and Sonar; and Float Your Boat! The Evolution and Science of Sailing, all of which are published by Johns Hopkins. Denny is now semi-retired and lives on Vancouver Island.
And yet there's something appealing about the simplicity of the Denny Good Beer Test.
This is such a good book on beer, I just may start homebrewing, as the author makes it sound fairly easy AND personally rewarding.
The book itself is funny, easy to read, and full of interesting tidbits, pictures and sidebars.
I have enjoyed reading this book. It's easy to read and is packed with humor. The facts given about the history of brewing is excellent.Published 13 months ago by walker 306
One definition of Froth is something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent. I think that's the prefect description for this book. Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by Celeste
This book helped me get a basic understanding of the science of beer, but Mark is a home brewer at heart and will discuss his own methods in brewing which sometimes dont click with... Read morePublished on December 31, 2010 by Sash
What an excellent read. I am no mathematician, physicist or home brewer
for that matter, but I thoroughly enjoyed his work.
Don't waste your time on this book if you're a brewer or a microbiologist, or have otherwise been exposed to brewing science. Read morePublished on December 3, 2009 by J. Lockridge
Mark Denny has written a very enjoyable and very easy to read guide to help us all understand the science behind the "froth" in beer. Read morePublished on September 24, 2009 by Scott Pointon
scientific indeed! if you're into equations (and, uh, BEER!) then this book is for you. i and some friends brewed up our first batch of home-brewed beer just a few weeks ago before... Read morePublished on September 18, 2009 by Stefohnee
Loved every bit of this book. As a physicist and a beer aficionado I found the explanation of the science behind what makes a good brew to be a fascinating topic. Read morePublished on August 30, 2009 by Billy Batson