Fully revised and updated, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beer at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re looking to take that next step with mashing, this book has something for you. How to Brew covers the full range of brewing possibilities – accurately, clearly, and simply. This is the book that launched a thousand breweries, all over the world. It is amazing to consider, but this is quite literally, the most recommended brewing book in the world.
John Palmer 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. There is something in here for brewers of all levels, from basic steps for the beginner, to in-depth science of brewing for the more accomplished brewer.
This book deserves the title that many give it as the bible of home brewing. It has helped to start many craft breweries around the world thanks to John bringing all the information together in one comprehensive book about how to brew.
About the Author
John Palmer is one of the most recognized names in homebrewing today. The author of three books and countless articles, he enjoys applying practical engineering know-how to the art and science of brewing beer. Through his bestselling Brewers Publications title, How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time, John has helped hundreds of thousands of readers learn to successfully brew their own beer at home.
Palmer co-authored two other books on brewing: Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew with homebrewing legend and Heretic Brewing Company founder Jamil Zainasheff and Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, the definitive guide to water chemistry for brewing with Colin Kaminski, former brewmaster at Napa’s Downtown Joe’s Brewery and Restaurant.
Palmer is involved in many scientific and professional brewing associations. He left a career in aerospace research and development, and metallurgy in 2011 to found Palmer Brewing Solutions, Inc. He now focuses on brewery consulting and product development with key brewing industry manufacturers and serves as publications director for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.
When he’s not brewing beer, writing about beer, or developing brewing equipment, John enjoys woodturning, blacksmithing, and reading sci-fi/fantasy. He lives in California with his wife, three children, and his cat, Shadow.