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Nice glossy pictures clear and concise
on 12 April 2015
I don't know what everybody is raving about with this book. Whilst it covers everything it is done in the most perfunctory manner possible. Nice glossy pictures clear and concise, but the vast majority of the book is just recipes. Had all my equipment ready to go and was just waiting for the book to cover all the dos and don'ts and tips and all I got was the most basic of walk-throughs and all the book had to offer on the subject was read in about 5 minutes and it told me nothing I hadn't already picked up when reading the product description of the supply website. The instructions that came with the beer kit were far more revealing. Everything from "Getting Started" to "Labelling your Bottles" including making beer from scratch is covered in 25 pages most of which are illustration. No Brewers Bible this. Anybody wanting to get to grips with the finer points of brewing or even a comprehensive beginners guide should steer well clear of this glib coffee table offering. If, on the other hand, you are looking for an accessory to read in Starbucks in Islington whilst stroking your designer beard, this glossy Sunday Supplement confection is for you. For me it went from box to bookshelf in 5 minutes. Complete waste of money.