The Brew-Master's Bible

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The Brew-masters Bible


Synopsis

Book Description The Beer Renaissance is in full swing, and home brewing has never been more popular. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are currently 1.2 million home brewers in the country, and their numbers keep rising. Tired of the stale ale, bland beer and lackadaisical lagers mass-produced by the commercial labels, Americans are discovering the many advantages of brewing their own batch of that beloved beverage: superior aroma, color, body and flavor.

For both amateur alchemists eager to tap into this burgeoning field and seasoned zymurgists looking to improve their brews, The Brewmaster's Bible is the ultimate resource. Its features include: Updated data on liquid yeasts, which have become a hot topic for brewers; 30 recipes in each of the classic beer styles of Germany, Belgium, Britain and the U.S.; extensive profiles of grains, malts, adjuncts, additives and sanitizers; recipe formulation charts in an easy-to-read spreadsheet format; detailed water analyses for more than 25 cities and 6 bottled waters; directories to hundreds of shops; and much more.

About the Author Stephen Snyder is a contributor to America's largest beer newspaper, Ale Street News. He lives in Perkinsville, VT.

TOC

BASIC BREWING PROCEDURES
An Introduction to Brewing:
Your First Batch 2
Basic Tips for Better Homebrewing 9
PARTIAL MASH AND ADVANCED BREWING
Partial Mash Ale Brewing 14
Partial Mash Lager Brewing 16
All-Grain Brewing: An Introduction
to Advanced Techniques 19
Single- Temperature Infusion Mashing 25
Step-Mashing 27
Decoction Mashing 31
Fermentation and Lagering. 34
Bottling Procedures 35
General Conditioning Procedures 38
General Kegging Procedures 39
Brewing Record & Evaluation Form 41
Carbonation Chart 43
Advanced Tips for Better Homebrewing 44
UNDERSTANDING BEER
The Major Beer Styles 48
Beer Styles at a Glance 56
Malt, Adjunct, and specialty Grain Profiles 59
Malts, Adjuncts, and Specialty Grains at a Glance 67
Hop Profiles 68
Hops at a Glance 73
Yeast Profiles 74
Water 84
Additives 90
Sanitizers and Cleansers 91
RECIPE FORMULATION
Beer Design 95
ALE RECIPES
Brown Ale 108
Old Ale 117
Mild Ale 121
Pale Ale 124
Irish Red Ale I33
India Pale Ale 135
Bitter 142
Porter 150
Stout 163
Oatmeal Stout 175
Scottish and Scotch Ale 182
Barley Wine 189
Altbier 197
Kolsch 204
Weizenbier 206
Witbier 218
Abbey Beers 225
Lambic 237
Oud Bruin 241
North American Ales 243
LAGER RECIPES
Pilsner 272
Dortmunder Export 282
Munich Helles 285
Vienna 288
Miirzen/Oktoberfest 293
Bavarian Dark 300
Bock 304
Mai/Helles Bock 310
Doppelbock 312
North American Lagers 317
SPECIALTY BEER RECIPES
Bavarian Specialty Beers 330
Christmas and Holiday Beers 334
Fruit- and Spice-Flavoured Beers 338
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 352
FORUMULAS 353
DlRECTORY 355
CONTRIBUTORS 357
GLOSSARY 359
BIBLEOGRAPHY 361
INDEX 363

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