Marty Nachel immediately dispels two long-held myths in Homebrewing for Dummies
: brewing your own beer isn't all that difficult, and despite all that you may have heard or assumed, facial hair is not a prerequisite to being a good homebrewer.
Like all other books in the popular Dummies series, Homebrewing for Dummies is a clear, concise, how-to guide for the do-it-yourselfer. As it turns out, making beer isn't hard to do if you have a stove, some basic equipment, and a little time on your hands. Here's your chance to make your own Hefeweizen or India Pale Ale and avoid another trip to the local microbrewery; Nachel provides the recipes and solid step-by-step instructions. And if making beer isn't enough, the chapter on evaluation will teach even the most pedestrian beer drinker to critically analyze homebrews like a pro.
Nachel is well qualified. The former welder is an award-winning brewer and one of the top beer writers in the country. Homebrewing for Dummies covers the gamut--from simple lagers to Belgian Dubbels--and Nachel shows that you don't need a team of Clydesdales or a Colorado mountain spring to make great beer at home.
From the Back Cover
"An outstanding, surefire guide for homebrewers at every level of expertise."
Tom Dalldorf, Publisher, Celebrator Beer News
More than 100 foolproof recipes for lagers, ales, and more
The fun and easy way® to become your own brewmeister
If you want beer that truly tastes great, nothing beats homebrewed. And with a stove, some basic equipment, and the simple instructions in this friendly guide, you too can brew with the best. From making friends with malt and hops to bottling, kegging, storing, and pouring,
Praise for Homebrewing For Dummies
"By far the most thorough homebrewing book I have ever seen."
Bill Owens, brewmaster and publisher
"Clearly fills a void in the homebrewing how-to arena. Marty Nachel has very effectively communicated his extensive knowledge of the brewing process and his passion for the subject."
Tom Sweeney, Americas Brewing Company
Discover how to:
- Set up your home brewery
- Select ingredients and flavorings
- Brew basic beers, specialty beers, even cider
- Bottle or keg your brew
- Evaluate your beer and troubleshoot problems