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Great ... but complicated.
on 6 May 2009
Upon opening the book and first glance the book is scarey. But then again it is not made to be a book of recipes for you to follow, this is for you to set your creative juices going and design a brand spanking new beer.
The book goes into great detail on the different types of beers and how to make them.. fruit, IPA, old ale, bitters, wheat etc. the different ingredients and their sub-catagories e.g Yeast and what the different kinds do/act like and the taste they contribute to giving. There are a lot of mathmatical calculations to understand also. The book though is clear and well written.
If you want recipes for different beers to try out, this is not a book for you.
If you are a beginner to the world of brewing, this is not for you... just yet.
If you have experience at brewing from ingredients (not the brewing kits) and want to create something that is truely yours, this book could be for you.