The Homebrewer's Answer Book Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question by Ashton Lewis
Homebrewing � what hobby could possibly be more rewarding than the one
that, in a matter of weeks, yields fresh beer for the happy brewer?
It's hard to beat that kind of payoff. Brewing beer is fun, but it's
also a demanding process, requiring proper equipment, impeccable
sanitation, a basic understanding of the chemical processes involved,
and the patience to troubleshoot flavors and aromas that aren't quite
right. No matter how experienced the beer maker, questions and problems
can develop with every new batch of beer.Master brewer Ashton Lewis has
seen and resolved hundreds of brewing problems and answered thousands of
questions from amateur brewers as Brew Your Own magazine's Mr.
Wizard. From simple queries on getting started (Are lagers and ales made
differently?) to discussions on the niceties of foam (How can I improve
head retention?), Lewis provides the answers that homebrewers need. His
straightforward information gives readers the confidence to experiment
with new ingredients, flavors, recipes, and styles.In a friendly
question-and-answer format, Lewis explains the wonderful process of
converting malt, hops, yeast, and water into beer. Covering the entire
range of situations a homebrewer is likely to face, this handy,
at-a-glance reference will maximize the flavor of every batch of brew.
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
home-brewing. 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.