Designing Great Beers - Ray Daniels

Designing Great Beers - Ray Daniels

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Ray Daniels' book Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles is a seminal work which every home brewer should own. This is not a book for learning the brewing process, though Part 1 of the book does address technique and brewing equations. Instead Daniels has focused on illuminating how the fourteen major beer styles have been brewed, both historically and in contemporary settings. Detailed discussions of each style will pique your interest as well as your thirst and Daniels will leave you confident brewing any style. In leu of strict recipes, you will find easy to follow statistical breakdowns of grain and hop bills from an ideal population of brewers from the world's largest homebrewing competition, the National Homebrew Competition or NHC. This approach encourages creativity in recipe formulation while maintaining a guiding hand.

About This Book:

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brewer's Publications
  • ISBN: 0937381500
  • Dimensions: 7.2 in. x 1 in. x 10.1 in.
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What's Inside:

Part One:

  1. Six Steps to Successful Beer
  2. Charting a Course
  3. Malt Extracts
  4. Flavor and Aroma from Fermentables
  5. Calculating the Malt Bill
  6. Hitting Target Gravity
  7. Beer Color
  8. Water
  9. Using Hops and Hop Bitterness
  10. Flavor and Aroma Hops
  11. Hop Variety Characteristics
  12. Yeast and Fermentation

Part Two:

  1. Introduction to Part Two: The Style Chapters
  2. The Barley Ales of Germany
  3. Barley Wine
  4. Bitters and Pale Ales
  5. Bock Beer
  6. California Common
  7. Fruit Beer
  8. Mild and Brown Ales
  9. Old Ale
  10. Pilsener and Other Pale Lagers
  11. Porter
  12. Scottish and Scotch Ales
  13. Stout
  14. Vienna, Märzen, and Oktoberfest
  15. Wheat Beers
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