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The Brewer's Companion: Being a Complete Compendium of Brewing Knowlege Paperback – Jan 1995

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Alephenalia Publications (Jan. 1995)
  • ISBN-10: 0964041014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964041011
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.1 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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This is a fairly comprehensive compendium of brewing information and techniqie. it's written from a US viewpoint and o probably for the US market at a time when there was a lack of easily available informaiton on home brewing. In the UK there are a lot of equally good books on the subject ( CAMRAs book by Graham Wheeler is one example) Bit overpriced for UK audiences.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent reference, somewhat dated 27 Dec. 2007
By R. Mooney - Published on
Format: Paperback
This was my stock "technical details" book for quite a few years. However I recently received a copy of Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels and I don't think I'll be picking this up as much anymore. If you're looking for a copy of this book and having trouble finding it, I would strongly recommend the other one. Having said that there are a lot of diagrams and little details that make this book a joy and a pleasure to own.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Foundation for future writings 20 Jan. 2011
By Switchblade McGillicutty - Published on
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I would have rated this book 5 stars when it was released in 1993/1995, but the information included has started to show its age.

Randy's background as a graphic designer really shines through in this book! It definitely has a Whole Earth Catalog inspired feeling to it. But the layout also detracts from some of the information presented. There are also lots charts to fill out for your own batches, but it always seems everyone wants a little something different so I suggest designing your own. As Randy has matured as a designer and a homebrewer, so has the quality of his publications. Before buying this book, I suggest that you buy the following titles from Randy first:

* Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass
One of the best books out there on brewing beer. Provides a perfect stepping stone from beginning to intermediate brewing (and beyond!). The graphic design of this book consistently and adeptly complements the information provided. A must buy for home and craft brewers alike!

* Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
This book is for anyone who wants to drink and enjoy beer rather than just enjoying drinking. Another home run from Randy!

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
One of the best books available for begining brewers. 19 May 1998
By John Craig ( - Published on
Format: Paperback
Randy Mosher got it right with this book. This book is written in laymans terms and gets right to the basics, continuing on through moderate to advanced information. Very well laid out and full of usefull charts and worksheets. Hands down the best resource book for beginning brewers I've seen.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The most concise and perfect compilation of information for brewing... 12 Sept. 2005
By Stress - Published on
Format: Paperback
Randy Mosher wrote the best compilation of home brewing/brewing information on beer I have seen. It describes every stage of brewing, every style, the chemicals that effect beer, and provides loads of forms and charts to use when brewing. I haven't seen this anywhere else. This is THE "must have" book for the home brewer. Until I got this book, I was fooling around with scraps of information pulled from one book, or another, and never understanding precisely why the method of homebrewing works. Until you can get this information, you are merely walking prescribed paths without any idea why, or how to improve and stream line the process.

Much of the book is graphic, an excellently compiled. I also suggest Noonan's "Lager" book for more precise information for the intermediate and advanced homebrewer.
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indispensable homebrewers aid 24 July 1998
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The further you get into making beer, the more you will rely on the tables of easy-to-understand technical info in this book. I first thought it would be intimidating, but my first read enlightened me to the finer aspects of creating great beer. If you make your own beer get this book now.
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