Wisdom for Home Brewers: 500 Tips & Recipes for Making Great Beer
In 2012, there were more than 1 million American home brewers, and that number is climbing. More Americans are becoming interested in do-it-yourself production and local sourcing, as well as artisanal craft beers and the creativity and artistic expression they represent. Now, for the first time since before Prohibition, home brewing is legal in all 50 states, paving the way for home brewers everywhere to build their community through sample swaps and competitions, and, in a few places, small-scale production at pubs.
Complete novices can enter the home-brewing market for as little as $50, which will buy a low-end beer-making kit. Brew masters who have been crafting beer for many years search out new ingredients and experiment with blending styles. Anyone who brews, regardless of skill level, will search out advice to help ensure their beer is satisfying and delicious.
In Wisdom for Home Brewers, a collection of 500 brewing tips plus basic recipes for different kinds of beer, Ted Bruningcombines practical instruction for beginners with more detailed, obscure, and even a little surprising information for those who’ve been at it for years. Tips are divided into ten chapters covering everything from equipment and ingredients to troubleshooting and storage. The tips are accompanied by simple annotated diagrams where required, and a series of specially commissioned linocut prints by printmaker Melvyn Evans completes the charming package.