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- Title: Dave Miller’s Homebrewing Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great-Tasting Beer
- Autor: Dave Miller
- Publisher (Publication Date): Storey Publishing, LLC (January 10, 1995)
- Language: English
While this books starts with the basics for beginners, it also covers advanced topics, and in my opinion the best all-around homebrew guide. Miller’s explinations of the mashing process is one of the best I’ve seen, and even non-chemist readers will understand what’s happening in the mash tun. He also clearly explains what happens during the fermentation process, as well as covering the types of yeasts and how they work. Most homebrewers don’t need to understand brewing science to mix yeast with wort, but Miller makes it easy to understand the big picture, helping turn recipe mixers into homebrewers. On that note, this book is NOT filled with hundreds of pages of monkey see monkey do recipes. Miller teaches readers how to brew, and then gives recipe guidelines for popular styles (giving parameters, but leaving the brewing up to the homebrewer). I think this book is best read from beginning to end, but it’s also an excellent reference with charts and tables. Regarding brew books in general, all homebrewers should have one of Charlie Papazian’s books, since he’s the pioneer that started it all. However, I find Dave Miller’s book the best up-to-date guide on homebrewing.