The Homebrewer's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question

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Storey Publishing, Jul 30, 2007 - Cooking - 384 pages
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Ashton Lewis supplies practical, easy-to-follow answers to all the questions that bubble up in the course of brewing your own beer. Covering all stages of the homebrew process, Lewis provides expert advice on buying hops, sanitizing your equipment, troubleshooting unpleasant flavors, the best way to pour beer into a glass, and much more. This comprehensive guide will help you understand brewing chemistry, fix problems, and achieve the flavor and balance you want in all of your handcrafted beers. 
 

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A compilation of Q&As from Lewis's years as the Mr. Wizard advice columnist for Brew Your Own magazine, this provides insight on a wide range of topics. In total, Lewis thoroughly covers all the ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
8
Introduction
10
Chapter 1 The Basics of the Brewing Process
12
Chapter 2 Choosing and Using Brewing Equipment
41
Chapter 3 Cleaning and Sanitizing
83
Chapter 4 Hops Grain and Ingredients
109
Chapter 5 Choosing and Using the Right Yeast
167
Chapter 6 Fermentation and Lagering
213
Chapter 7 Bottling Kegging and Carbonation
257
Chapter 8 Homebrew Troubleshooting
307
Chapter 9 Extract Brewing
335
Chapter 10 AllGrain Brewing
357
From Adjunct to Zapap
407
Index
419
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Ashton Lewis has answered over 300 questions as Mr. Wizard in Brew Your Own magazine, where he also serves as technical editor. Lewis has a master's degree in brewing science from the University of California–Davis and is the head brewer at Springfield Brewing Company in Missouri.

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