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Welcome to the Book and Magazine Section
The How To books cover the homebrewing process from beginner to intermediate to advanced brewing. We have what is considered to be the "bible of brewing" - The Complete Joy of Homebrewing - to books on the chemical process involved, mashing techniques, designing your own great beers and yeast culturing for the advanced brewer. Let's not forget the books on growing your own hops for the more adventurous out there.

Brew Chem 101 (item #5640)Brew Chem 101
The Basics of Homebrewing Chemistry
by Lee W. Janson
128 pgs; Paperback
6" x 9"
Written for the lay person, this book explains the biochemistry of brewing and how to use that knowledge to improve your brews.
item #5640

the price $14.95
Brew Chem 101 (item #5640)
  Brew Your Own (item #5858)Brew Your Own
Beginner's Guide
Thinking about brewing your first batch of beer? Whether you're planning on going extract, partial-mash or the all-grain route; this is your one-stop guide & brewing reference tool to get your brewing off on the right foot. The BYO Beginner's Guide steers you through all the basic steps of making wort in an easy to understand format. Don't let the title fool you either. Even if you're a brewer with several batches under your belt, you're sure to glean some very valuable information in the Beginner's Guide.
  • What is Brewing?
  • Brewing a No-Boil Extract Beer
  • Bottling & Kegging
  • Brewing an Extract with Grains Beer
  • Boiling & Cooling
  • Brewing a Partial Mash Beer
  • Fermentation
  • Brewing an All-Grain Beer
Plus, the guide also includes a bonus section on how to get started making your own wine as well.
item #5858

the price $6.99
Brew Your Own (item #5858)

The Brewmaster's Bible (item #5652)The Brewmaster's Bible
The Gold Standard for Home Brewers
by Stephen Snyder
400 pgs; Flexibind
ze: 7 3/8" x 9 1/8"
The Beer Renaissance is in full swing, and home brewing has never been more popular. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are currently 1.2 million home brewers in the country, and their numbers keep rising. Tired of the stale ale, bland beer and lackadaisical lagers mass-produced by the commercial labels, Americans are discovering the many advantages of brewing their own batch of that beloved beverage: superior aroma, color, body and flavor.

For both amateur alchemists eager to tap into this burgeoning field and seasoned zymurgists looking to improve their brews, The Brewmaster's Bible is the ultimate resource. Its features include: Updated data on liquid yeasts, which have become a hot topic for brewers; 30 recipes in each of the classic beer styles of Germany, Belgium, Britain and the U.S.; extensive profiles of grains, malts, adjuncts, additives and sanitizers; recipe formulation charts in an easy-to-read spreadsheet format; detailed water analyses for more than 25 cities and 6 bottled waters; directories to hundreds of shops; and much more
item #5652

the price $20.00
The Brewmaster's Bible (item #5652)

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing (item #5610)The Complete Joy of Homebrewing
by Charlie Papazian, Charles Papazian
416 pgs; Paperback
8.00" x 5.24"
One of the most popular brewing books is now revised and updated. Whether a beginning, intermediate, or advanced home brewer, this fully illustrated guide reveals the secrets of home brewing and includes everything from how to personalize a beer to one's taste to simple steps of the home brewing process.
item #5610

the price $17.99
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing (item #5610)
Designing Great Beers (item #5645)Designing Great Beers
The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles
by Ray Daniels
404 pgs; Paperback
9.98" x 7.01"
Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables, and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual.
item #5645

the price $24.95
Designing Great Beers (item #5645)
The Homebrewer's Answer Book (item #5614)The Homebrewer's Answer Book
Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question
by Ashton Lewis, Brad Ring
432 pgs; Flexibind
4 1/2" x 6 3/8"
Ashton Lewis, Brew Your Own magazine's popular "Mr. Wizard," supplies practical, easy-to-follow answers to the questions that bubble up frequently in the course of homebrewing. Fix the problems, understand the chemistry, and achieve the flavor and balance you want in all your craft beers with this essential reference to the magic of brewing.
item #5614

the price $14.95
The Homebrewer's Answer Book (item #5614)

How to Brew (item #5615)How to Brew
by John Palmer
364 pgs; Paperback
The definitive book on making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you're a seasoned home brewer working with all-grain, this book has something for you. How to Brew covers the full range of brewing possibilities - accurately, clearly, and simply.
item #5615

the price $19.95
How to Brew (item #5615)

Beer Appreciation:
Tasting Beer (item #5685)Tasting Beer
An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
by Randall Mosher
256 pgs; Paperback
7" x 9"
Everyone knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it. Increase your enjoyment of every beer you drink with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting, and food pairing.

Beer lovers will discover the ingredients and brewing methods that make each brew unique and learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouthfeel of all the major beer styles.

Recommendations for brews to try in more than 50 beer styles from around the world encourage you to expand your horizons. Uncap the secrets in every bottle of the world's greatest drink!
item #5685

the price $16.95
Tasting Beer (item #5685)

Growing Hops:
Homebrewer's Garden (item #5680)Homebrewer's Garden
How to easily grow, prepare and use your own hops, brewing herbs and malts
by Joe Fisher & Dennis Fisher
192 pgs; Paperback
6" x 9"
Gaining more control of quality and taste is the aim of every homebrewer. By growing your own hops, herbs, and malt grains, you can improve your brew and add a fascinating new dimension to your hobby.
item #5680

the price $14.95
Homebrewer's Garden (item #5680)

  Homegrown Hops (item #5675)Homegrown Hops
An Illustrated How to Do It Manual
by David R. Beach
102 pgs; Paperback
Beach proudly displays a sample of the results produced with homegrown hops. Dave and Sunny have been raising hops and home brewing for over four years now, and they recommend these pursuits as an ideal hobby that satisfies the palate as well as the intellect.
item #5675

the price $12.00
Homegrown Hops (item #5675)
Hop Lovers Guide Magazine (item #5860)Hop Lovers Guide Magazine
We've collected and updated the best hops information from the past 12 years of BYO and included updated charts with the specifications for 83 hop varieties and suggested substitutions for hard-to-find hops. We've also detailed hopping methods, hop growing info, hop-related build-it projects, and 36 hoppy recipes.
  • Hopping Methods for extract & all-grain brewers to get the most out of their hops
  • Comprehensive charts for selecting the best hops or a substitute for a hard-to-find variety
  • Backyard hop growing instructions
item #5860
the price $6.99
Hop Lovers Guide Magazine (item #5860)

Culturing Yeasts:
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (item #5665)Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation
by Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff
328 pgs
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels.

The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures.

Sections on how to set up a yeast lab, the basics of fermentation science and how it affects your beer, plus step by step procedures, equipment lists and a guide to troubleshooting are included.
item #5665

the price $19.95
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (item #5665)

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