By Randy Mosher
From globally heralded beer-brewing authority Randy Mosher comes the ultimate guide to the craft for beginners and advanced brewers alike. Featuring plain-speaking, fun-to-read instructions, more than 150 colorful graphics and illustrations of process and technique, and 100 recipes for classic and popular brews, this handbook covers everything any brewer could ever want to understand, from choosing ingredients and equipment to mashing, bottling, tasting, and serving. With much-lauded expertise and charisma, Mosher simplifies the complexities and invigorates the cultish beer-making tradition, inspiring and teaching today's burgeoning new league of home brewers.
"This is probably the best time in history to be a beer lover, and Randy Mosher is just the person to be our Pied Piper of good beer. [He] is a walking encyclopedia of beer and brewing, and his palate and taste are impeccable. [This] might just be the only brewing book most homebrewers will ever need."
-Jim Koch, chairman and co-founder of the Boston Beer Company, from the Introduction
The anatomy of a beer
Brewing with both halves of your brain
Hops! (The spice of beer.)
Understanding beer styles
The Amazing Shape-Shifting Beer Recipe...and 99 more recipes for favorite brews
Randy Mosher is a world-renowned beer expert and an award-winning brewer. He is on the board of directors of the American Homebrewers Association and the Chicago Beer Society, and is a frequent contributor to national beer publications. His previous books are Radical Brewing and The Brewer's Companion. Mosher lives, brews, and writes in Chicago.