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Beer For Dummies

Published 01-03-2012

The fun and friendly guide to all things beer

Beer has always been one of the world's most popular beverages; but recently, people have embraced the rich complexities of beer's many varieties. Now, with Beer For Dummies you can quickly and enjoyably educate your palate—from recognizing the characteristics of ales, lagers, and other beer styles to understanding how to taste and evaluate beer.

The author, a beer connoisseur, shares his own expertise on this subject, revealing his picks for the best beer festivals, tastings, and events around the world as well as his simple tips for pouring, storing, and drinking beer like an expert brewmeister.

  • New coverage on the various styles of beer found around the world including: real ale, barrel aged/wood aged beer, organic brews, and extreme beer
  • Updated profiles on the flavor and body of each beer, explaining why beers taste the way they do, as well as their strengths and ideal serving temperatures
  • How to spot the best beers by looking at the bottle, label, and a properly poured beer in its ideal glass
  • The essentials on beer-and-food pairings and the best ways to introduce beer into your cooking repertoire

From information on ingredients like hops, malt, and barley to the differences between lagers and ales, this friendly guide gives you all the information you need to select and appreciate your next brew.

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Homebrewing For Dummies

Published 03-31-2008

Want to become your own brewmeister? Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from making your first “kit” beer to brewing an entire batch from scratch. Before you know it, you’ll be boiling, bottling, storing, pouring, and kegging your own frothy, delicious suds.

This friendly, hands-on guide walks you through each step in the brewing process at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. It fills you in on all the homebrewing basics with a comprehensive equipment list; instructions on keeping your hardware clean and sanitized; and loving descriptions of the essential beer ingredients, their roles in the brewing process, and how to select the best ingredients for you beer. You’ll also find out about additional ingredients and additives you can use to give your homebrew distinctive flavors, textures, and aromas. Discover how to:

  • Set up your home brewery
  • Select the best ingredients and flavorings
  • Create your own lager, ale, and specialty beers
  • Try your hand at cider, and even meade
  • Brew gluten-free beer
  • Package your beer in bottles and kegs
  • Evaluate your beer and troubleshoot problems
  • Take part in homebrewing competitions
  • Become an eco-friendly brewer

Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition is fully updated with the latest brewing techniques and technologies and features more than 100 winning recipes that will have your friends and neighbors singing your praises and coming back for more.

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