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Beer Is Proof God Loves Us
by Charles W. Bamforth

Legendary beer expert Charlie Bamforth presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it’s come from, and where it’s headed. From centuries-old cultural values to radical new approaches, craft brewing to globalization, it’s an amazing story. Bamforth tells it all–with humor, behind-the-scenes insight, and sheer joy!

As the first Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science at University of California-Davis, Bamforth (Beer: Health and Nutrition) writes with passion and expertise in this semiautobiographical ode to beer. Discussing diverse topics such as the global consolidation of beer production, health aspects, the environmental impact of beer, and the nuances of beer quality, he attempts to cover a lot of ground in ten relatively short chapters. Referencing a Benjamin Franklin quote, the title not only alludes to the spiritual transcendence Bamforth finds in a glass of beer but also foreshadows the spattering of awkward considerations of religion throughout the book. Not meant to be objective outsider's accounts, Bamforth's stories are intensely personal. A sizable endnotes section includes additional stories and explains beer arcanum. VERDICT While Bamforth's knowledge is deep and admirable, only true beer cognoscenti would be interested in this somewhat disjointed mix of storytelling, cultural history, and advocacy.—Rukshana Singh, Torrance P.L., CA

Pub. Date: October 2010 Publisher: FT Press Format: Hardcover , 237pp
013706507

Price: $25.99
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Booze for Free

Your bar tab doesn’t have to break the bank. Learn how to grow, forage, and brew your way to good spirits! A single cocktail can cost you $15 in a bar or restaurant. But home brewer and self-sufficiency expert Andy Hamilton can show you how easy and economical it can be to make simple hop brews, exquisite wines, and delicious infused spirits—all from easily grown or foraged ingredients. Booze for Free shares a wealth of valuable information, including:

  • Home-brewing 101
  • How to turn your garden into a drinker’s paradise
  • Where and how to forage with success
  • How to make more than 100 delicious drinks to your preferred taste and strength—quickly, cheaply and with minimum fuss
  • And more!

045229880
Price: $16.00
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Brewing British-Style Beers

Brewing British-Style Beers reveals the secrets of brewing beers at home that taste just like those found at expensive pubs. It shows readers how to make their own great beer that is virtually identical to popular European brands, and provides all of the information needed to successfully emulate the world's best commercial brews for a fraction of the cost.

This book is a must-have for both beginners and experienced brewers looking for great new recipes. It begins with an overview of the brewing process, covering the ingredients needed for brewing, essential equipment, basic concepts, techniques and brewing aids. With complete instructions for first-time brewers, readers will get to know their Fuggles from their Bullions and be "sparging the wort" in no time at all.

The 107 detailed recipes provided here include teal draught ale, bottled and keg beers, lagers, and stouts. Full instructions are provided for recreating the flavor and quality of the world's great beers—at a fraction of their price. The recipes are based on information provided by commercial brewers who produce some of the most famous beers: Youngers Tartan, Carling Black Label, Carlsberg Special Brew, Guiness, Stella Artois, Lowenbrau, Grolsch, Whitbread Best, Newcastle Amber and Brown Ales and Mackeson. The book has been revised to take account of modern equipment and homebrewing techniques, with recipes adapted for contemporary ingredients and tastes.

Brewing British-Style Beers tells readers everything they need to know to economically produce beers of commercial quality, giving them the opportunity to enjoy their favorite beers at an affordable price.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781565236899
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 160

156523689
Price: $14.95
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Encyclopedia of Brewing

The only encyclopedia of its kind, Encyclopedia of Brewing provides a comprehensive description of terms which relate to the science and technology of beer, allied beverages, and the brewing and malting processes. The extensive and authoritative coverage provides an appropriately detailed description of each term under consideration, supplemented with diagrams and photographs where relevant. This essential first point of reference for information on brewing science offers commercial brewers and allied traders worldwide, as well as the burgeoning North American craft brewing sector, with an international perspective.


140516744
Price: $249.95
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Grape vs. Grain

Why is wine considered more sophisticated even though the production of beer is much more technologically complex? Why is wine touted for its health benefits when beer has more nutrition value? Why does wine conjure up images of staid dinner parties while beer denotes screaming young partiers? Charles Bamforth explores several paradoxes involving beer and wine, paying special attention to the culture surrounding each. He argues that beer can be just as grown-up and worldly as wine and be part of a healthy, mature lifestyle. Both beer and wine have histories spanning thousands of years. This is the first book to compare them from the perspectives of history, technology, the market for each, and the effect that they have on human health and nutrition.

• The first book to compare beer and wine • Suitable for general readers and as an introductory course to brewing science • Shows how wine and beer can actually be part of a healthy lifestyle.

  • Author: Charles Bamforth
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

052184937
Price: $33.99
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Hooch: Simplified Brewing, Winemaking, and Infusing at Home

For anyone who has considered brewing a batch of beer or mead at home, or making a custom barrel of wine with local fruit, this thorough guide will clear a path to the bottle. It demystifies the process: from planting hops and fruits to pruning, harvesting, fermenting, flavoring, and bottling one-of-a-kind drinks from your own backyard. It serves as a starting point not only for wines and beers, but also hard ciders, meads, and infusions, and even touches on at-home distilling.

Perfect for the city-dweller, urban gardener, or anyone with limited space and a desire to make custom concoctions, Hooch offers projects to suit any lifestyle. With recipes for brews made from grapes, hops, and herbs, DIY boozers will find everything they need to begin a brewing journey.

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  • Author: Scott Meyer
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Pages: 208

076244603
Price: $22.00
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How to Brew
Everything needed to brew beer right the first time. Presented in a light-hearted style without frivolous interruptions, this authoritative text introduces brewing in a easy step-by-step review.

by John J. Palmer Paperback Publisher: Brewers Publications Pub. Date: June 2006 ISBN-13: 9780937381885 Sales Rank: 9,036 400pp Edition Number: 3

093738188
Price: $19.95
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Illustrated Guide to Microbes and Sediments in Wine, Beer
At last, one of the most useful books for wine microbiology is now available … a “must-have” for microscopic examination and tentative identification of microorganisms and sediments in wines, beers, and juices!! Illustrated Guide to Microbes and Sediments in Wine, Beer and Juice is a microscope companion book that includes over 30 different species of yeast, bacteria and mold commonly found in wines, as well as frequently encountered sediments. This book is an extensive compilation of photographs and reference information printed on durable, spill-resistant paper and has been spiral bound so the pictures will lay flat when in use with a microscope.

The microorganisms were obtained from culture collections located around the world. Each organism is featured in three photographs; (1) a typical colony grown on commercially available culture media; (2) a color stain; and (3) phase contrast view of the microorganisms grown in wine, beer or juice. This single volume is translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese and is therefore an essential resource for winemakers worldwide. It’s a comprehensive reference book that will quickly become a standard for any technical wine library.

Author: Charles G. Edwards Binding: Spiral Copyright: 2006 Edition: 1st Publisher: Gusmer Enterprises

097725220
Price: $125.00
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Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting
by Brett L. Markham

Brett Markham, author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, explains how to ferment just about anything you can grow, and reminds us that gourmet cheeses, fancy vinegars, and store-bought wines can be expensive—making your own can not only be fun but will save money. Learn to make sourdough or experiment with making wine using a countertop juice machine. Inside you’ll find recipes and instructions with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, and 150 of the author’s own photographs.

ISBN-13: 9781616086138 Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Publication date: 8/1/2012 Pages: 224 Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.64 (d)
161608613

Price: $14.95
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Standards of Brewing
This book is for all brewers, whether they consider brewing to be art or science. Its simple aim is to highlight what measurements (the numbers) can do to produce product consistency and excellence, by achieving control over raw materials and the brewing process.

by Charles W. Bamforth, Bamforth Charlesw Paperback Publisher: Brewers Publications Pub. Date: September 2002 ISBN-13: 9780937381793 Sales Rank: 304,315 209pp

093738179
Price: $39.95
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The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brew
Beer is one of the most complex alcoholic drinks with some beers having more than thirty ingredients and most of them requiring the proper mixture and amounts of the right hops, malts, and herbs to taste just right. For anyone considering creating their own beer, one of the most fun and effective ways of acquiring all of these ingredients is to grow your own hops, malts and herbs and experiment in mixing them together. But, with more than fifty kinds of hops alone and hundreds of brewing herbs at your disposal, knowing what you should grow and how to grow it can be quite hard.

This book will guide any prospective brew master through the process of growing their own brewing ingredients from inception to harvesting. You will learn all of the many advantages to growing your own beer materials, starting with the control you have over the maturity, strength, types, and volume of those materials. You will learn how to home grow your own hops, with detailed instructions and information about the taste and effect of more than a dozen different strains of hops. You will also learn which grains and malts are used in beer making and how you can start growing your own depending on your needs and your location. You will learn how to concoct your own brewing herbs and finally how to start combining everything into the ideal mixtures to form your own beer.

Beer experts from professional brew masters to backyard microbrewers have been interviewed and asked how to best utilize these methods and their insights have been provided to you to help get you through the complex process of beer growing and production. You will learn the proper measurements and conversions for everything you will make as well as being given a source list for every possible supply that might be needed. Finally, you will be provided with a list of the top homegrown recipes for beer available, allowing you to create and enjoy your very own brews in the comfort of your home.

ISBN-13: 9781601383532 Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company FL Publication date: 4/30/2011 Pages: 288
160138353

Price: $24.95
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