You may be right, rdwj. I guess as I've gotten more into brewing, I take the little beginner things for granted, but on the other hand, there is a beginning section and though I only really flipped through it, I honestly don't see what other kind of information you need.
His first recipe was something like: Pick a yeast strain for the kind of beer you want. Add this much extract with somewhere between X ounces and Y ounces of Cascade... or W ounces and Z ounces of Hallertau, depending on how hoppy/bitter you want it.
He gives you all the basics, he just doesn't go into the depth that most beer snobs would want... but for getting the basics down in an unintimidating manner, I think it's cool.
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