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How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time - 4th Edition - John Palmer

This latest edition has been completely revised from the 3rd edition in 2006, and contains 200 more pages, 5 new chapters, and more pictures and diagrams than every before. But, it is still the most easy to read textbook on brewing available. The online first edition has all the information you need to get started in this wonderful hobby, but the 4th edition has a lot more, enabling you to really take control of your beer.

How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time (4th Edition)

By: John Palmer

Fully revised and updated, How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you.

John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities-accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation.

This completely revised and updated edition includes:

More emphasis on the “top five priorities”:

1. Sanitation. 

2. Fermentation temperature control. 

3. Proper yeast management. 

4. The boil. 

5. The recipe. 

Five new chapters covering malting and brewing, strong beers, fruit beers, sour beers, and adjusting water for style.

All other chapters revised and expanded:

  • Expanded and updated charts, graphs, equations, and visuals.
  • Expanded information on using beer kits.

Thorough revision of mashing and lautering chapters:

  • Expanded tables of recommended times and temperatures for single-infusion, multiple-step, and decoction mashing.
  • Complete discussion of first wort gravity as a function of water to grist ratio.
  • Complete revision of infusion and decoction equations.

Revised and updated information on managing your fermentation:

  • Yeast pitching and starters.
  • Yeast starter growth factors.
  • Yeast and the maturation cycle.

And much more!

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