With so many brew books out thier I found it a little difficult to pick just one.
Im very interested in learning the process of making beer, the equipment needed and a few basic recipes for me to start with. preferably a book that has a simple step by step approach then with more advanced recipes as time goes on.
As far as equipment for myself now, I have 3 5 gallon carboys, 3 6 gallon pales, hydrometer, racking cane and auto siphon equipment.
Ive made about 3 batches of mead with my best being a ginger mead that was a little to gingery (2.5 lbs fresh grated into 5 gallons) with kv116 yeast.
I just dont have the patience to sit and wait a year for this stuff to be drinkable.
so today I went into barns and nobles and saw a few good books but I saw equipment that looked like it came out of chem lab... something with copper coils for cooling the initial boiled "mash" to going into what I would assume is a container for fermenting. I am hoping that thier is a process for making beer that doesnt require this thing.
Anyway any advice appriciated. I also will further browse this websight.