Interest in learning how to homebrew beer continues to grow along with the rapidly growing craft-beer industry. While there are a number of classic books about homebrewing techniques available, none cover the basic techniques with photo illustration suitable to help beginners grow comfortable with the technical processes of brewing beer. This step-by-step photo-heavy guide demystifies these processes and presents them clearly and cleanly in an easy-to-digest format for DIY brewers.
The Illustrated Guide to Homebrewing features a visual guide to beer ingredients: malt, hops, and yeast. It explains the different ingredients and why a brewer may want to choose certain malts or hops or yeast for particular recipes and desired results. It also includes instructions for both extract and all-grain brewing. This book will be appealing to the relatively novice brewers as well as to experienced brewers who are looking to expand their brewing skills.
Dave Carpenter is an avid homebrewer, teacher, and freelance writer. His writing has appeared in national magazines, he contributes regular web-exclusive content to beerandbrewing.com, and he develops curricula for the online brewing classes at learn.beerandbrewing.com.