How To Brew : Ingredients, Methods, Recipes, And Equipment For Brewing Beer At Home

How To Brew : Ingredients, Methods, Recipes, And Equipment For Brewing Beer At Home

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Overview: Everything needed to brew beer right the first time. Presented in a light-hearted style without frivolous interruptions, this authoritative text introduces brewing in a easy step-by-step review.
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641.23 PALAdult NonfictionOut8/22/17

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Edition Statement :

3rd ed.

Content :

List of tips, tables, & significant figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Brewing With Malt Extract: -- Crash course in brewing -- What do I do? -- Brew day -- Equipment needed -- Preparation -- Making wort -- Fermentation week(s) -- Bottling day -- Serving day -- But wait! There's more! -- Brewing preparations: -- Road to good brewing -- Preparation -- Sanitation -- Cleaning products -- Cleaning your equipment -- Sanitizing products -- Heat -- Cleaning and sanitizing final thoughts -- Recordkeeping -- Example recipe form -- Malt extract, beer kits, and brewing sugars -- What is malt extract? -- What is malt sugar? -- Fermentation of sugars -- Shopping for extracts -- Choosing a good kit -- How much extract to use -- Gravity vs fermentability -- Water for extract brewing -- Taste of water -- Home water treatment -- Water chemistry adjustment for extract brewing -- Hops -- What are they? -- What do they do? -- First wort hopping -- Bittering -- Flavoring -- Finishing -- Dry-hopping -- Hop forms -- pellets, plug, and whole -- Hop types -- Bittering hop varieties -- Dual-purpose hop varieties -- Aroma hop varieties -- How much hops -- Hop bitterness (IBU) calculations -- Gravity of the boil -- Utilization -- Hop IBU nomograph -- Yeast -- Yeast terminology -- Yeast types -- Yeast forms -- Yeast strains -- Dry yeast strains -- Liquid yeast strains -- Determining your pitching rate -- Yeast nutritional needs -- Nutritional supplements -- Oxygen -- Aeration is good, oxidation is bad -- Preparing yeast and yeast starters -- Preparing dry yeast -- Preparing liquid yeast -- Making a yeast starter -- When is my yeast starter ready to pitch? -- Using yeast from commercial beers -- Support you local micro -- Simple yeast ranching -- Boiling and cooling -- Some thoughts on boil gravity -- First recipe -- Beginning the boil -- Hot break -- Hop additions -- Cooling the wort -- Water bath -- Ice -- Copper wort chillers --Murphy's laws of brewing -- Fermentation -- Factors for a good fermentation -- Yeast factors -- Wort factors -- Temperature factors -- Redefining fermentation -- Lagtime or adaptation phase -- Primary or attenuative phase -- Secondary or conditioning phase -- Conditioning processes -- Using secondary fermenters -- Secondary fermenter vs bottle conditioning -- Fermenting your first batch -- Choosing your fermenter -- Buckets vs carboys -- Airlocks vs blowoffs -- Transferring the wort -- Conducting your fermentation -- Pitching the yeast -- Fermentation location -- Primary fermentation -- Secondary fermentation -- Racking -- Estimating the alcohol content -- What is different about brewing lager beer? -- Yeast differences -- Additional time -- Lower temperatures -- Autolysis -- Lager yeast fermentation -- When to lager -- Aagh!! It froze! -- Should I add more yeast? -- Maintaining lager temperature -- Bottling -- Brewing American Lager Beer -- Recipe -- typical American Lager -- Priming and bottling -- When to bottle -- Bottle cleaning -- What sugar should I prime with? -- Commercial priming agents -- Bottle filling -- Priming and bottling of lager beer -- Storage --- Drinking your first homebrew.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

Boulder, Colo. : Brewers Publications, ©2006.

ISBN :

0937381888

Physical Description :

347 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Notes :

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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