- Paperback: 399 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company; 3 Sub edition (Oct. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060531053
- ISBN-13: 978-0060531058
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 413,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition (Harperresource Book) Paperback – 1 Oct 2003
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About the Author
Charlie Papazian is president of the Association of Brewers, an organization which he founded. He is the author of The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing and The Home Brewer's Companion. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Top Customer Reviews
The book starts with the basic techniques needed to brew a great tasting beer from a kit; then progresses through more advanced extract and adjunct brewing to All-Grain brewing, while keeping things as simple and straight forward as possible. The book also covers the equipment that you need to start homebrewing and gives an introduction to different beer styles and how you can reproduce them in your kitchen.
The book is a super introdction to handbrewing and a good reference book for the intermediate homebrewer, while the advanced homebrewer is probably better off going for Papazian's Homebrewers Companion or maybe a book on brewing science from one of the academic publishers.
All in all a joy to read for everyone even remotely interested in homebrewing and definately must-have in any homebrewing library.
After your first brew, which will be successful if the instructions are carefully followed, the book guides you into more involved techniques that allow greater creativity and flexibility to brew the beer you want to drink. This book encourages you to experiment, to mix and match ingredients, and learn by doing. It clearly demonstrates the author's great enthusiasm for homebrewing and successfully passes this to the reader.
I've now had Papazian's book for about two years, and I have to confess that my regard for it and its author has grown considerably during that period of time. JHB has now become the reference I'm most likely to turn to first if a brewing question arises, and the one I'm most likely to recommend to friends considering taking up the hobby. Overall, I've found the facts, tables, and figures to be impeccably correct, and points mentioned above where I assert otherwise can probably be attributed to matters of interpretation arising from Papazian's indefatigably casual style.Read more ›
What really frustrated me was the constant endless refrain that I might somehow be anxious about brewing beer and that I should "Relax and have a homebrew" usually accompanied by several exclamation marks like a 14 year old's instant message conversation. The fourth time I came across that in the opening part I wanted to throw the dratted tome across the room.
There is a lot of useful information in this book and it is great for bedtime reading because you can pick it up and browse through a few pages.
I marked it down by a star because some of the ingredients are either impossible or difficult to get hold of here in the UK.
PS: the Michael Jackson who wrote the foreword is not the world famous singer and dancer :P
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although outdated,it is a must for any home brewer. I can't wait for the new edition.Published on 28 Oct. 2014 by Amazon Customer
If you are thinking of home brewing you need this book in your life. Easy to follow and super informative especially for the novice and easily helps you develop quickly.Published on 29 May 2014 by Kev
Fantastic book. It'll take you decades to use off of the knowledge encapsulated into this book. More tips than you can remember in one sitting.Published on 2 Nov. 2013 by Amazon Customer
very informative, a great read.gives a good insight into getting started and progressing your brewing. thoroughly recommended for new starters.Published on 12 Aug. 2013 by m a galley
This is a reprint of a book written in the 1970's - it's still very relevant and informative, plenty of detail and some lovely '70's-style line drawings to illustrate. Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2011 by Aline
worth a place in any home brewwers library , if you dont own it , you realy need toPublished on 13 Dec. 2009 by Mr. Peter W. Weston