Experimental homebrewing Mad science in the pursuit of great beer

Drew Beechum

Book - 2014

"Trial. Error. Better Beer.When most brewers think of an experimental beer, odd creations come to mind. And sure, in this book you can learn how to brew with ingredients like bacon, chanterelle mushrooms, defatted cacao nibs, and peanut butter powder. However, experimental homebrewing is more than that. It's about making good beer--the best beer, in fact. It's about tweaking process, designing solid recipes, and blind evaluations. So put on your goggles, step inside the lab, and learn from two of the craziest scientists around: Drew Beechum and Denny Conn. Get your hands dirty and tackle a money-saving project or try your hand at an off-the-wall technique. Freeze yourself an Eisbeer, make a batch of canned starter wort, fake ...a cask ale, extract flavors with distillation, or sit down at the microscope and do some yeast cell counting. More than 30 recipes and a full chapter of open-ended experiments will complete your transformation. Before you realize it, you'll be donning a white lab coat and sharing your own delicious results! "--

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Minneapolis : Voyageur Press 2014.
Main Author
Drew Beechum (-)
Other Authors
Denny Conn (-)
Physical Description
240 pages ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 236) and index.
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Review by Library Journal Review

With home and craft brewing widely practiced, next-level direction will be welcome, and the authors bring more than 30 years of combined experience to this informative, playful guide. Beechum (The Everything Homebrewing Book) and Conn (contributor, Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America's Top Brewmasters) are accomplished brewers and serve on the American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee. While the heart of the work addresses experimentation, adequate coverage is given to basic ingredients, equipment, and techniques. The "Favorite Experimental Styles" chapter particularly reflects the book's utility by exploring these fashions, then adding variations so fellow brewers get a feel for moving from the known to the unknown. The final section, "The Experiments," highlights the science and community behind brewing and invites readers to "report results and discuss them" at the book's website. The detailed index enables easier navigation of the text. VERDICT With this much talent on tap, readers won't be disappointed. Recommended for beginners (but not complete novices) and veteran home brewers who enjoy a challenge or want to experiment with their craft.-Meagan Storey, Virginia Beach (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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