7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A must for every home brewer,
This review is from: How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right for the First Time (Paperback)
I've had access to the on-line version of this book before, and since I've evolved to a more-than-occasional brewer I sort of felt obliged to buy the book that learned me so much about one of my favorite drinks.
At first, I only used the book to get down to the practical side of brewing beer. I feel that if you follow the author's advice and if you can just bring yourself to be patient, things can't go wrong, not even if you want to go through the whole brewing process instead of just starting from a malt extract. The book does what it promises in the subtitle.
But this book also contains detailed explanations about all the processes involved in brewing, so that you understand about the chemics involved. This might seem a bit boring at times, but it helps you to understand where you can tune the process and how you can create your own beer style. This understanding is exactly what you need after you've tried brewing a couple of times, it worked, and now you want to try something different.