The definitive book on making quality beers in your own home. This book is presented in a clear, no nonsense style. The authoritative text introduces brewing in an easy step-by-step review so that beginner brewers can be happy with the results starting with their first batch! Beyond the basics, Palmer provides an accessible reference to both intermediate and advanced techniques like all-grain brewing variations and recipe formulation.
John Palmer was just another dedicated homebrewer with a great web site devoted to teaching others how to brew. As time went on this site grew and became a valuable and detailed resource for homebrewers of all levels. After many inquiries for a printed version, John published this exhaustive homebrewing tutorial and reference. And it was all from the perspective of a real homebrewer. This book also features up-to-date information on ingredients, information on equipment, detailed sections of lauter tun designs (for intermediates), water chemistry and a variety of other topics. From the simplest of recipes to the construction of all grain systems, this 400 page volume covers the widest variety of homebrewing subjects we have seen.