For those wanting to learn all there is about home brewing beer, you can’t go past John Palmers book HOW TO BREW – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BREW BEER RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.

First published in 2000, the newest 4th edition released in 2017 has even more updated information in it. For 20 years he has been expanding the information in this book so that it suits from a novice to the well experienced brewer.

The description of How to Brew by John Palmer

“How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities–accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation. A perennial best seller since the release of the third edition in 2006, How to Brew, is a must-have to update every new and seasoned brewer’s library.”

“This completely revised and updated edition includes: – More emphasis on the “top six priorities” sanitation, fermentation temperature control, yeast management, the boil, good recipes, and water. – Five new chapters covering malting and brewing, strong beers, fruit beers, sour beers, and adjusting water for style. – All other chapters revised and expanded.”

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If you are wanting to read more but not keen to invest approx. $20-40 on this book, you can access the full first edition on John Palmer’s website or find the newest edition at many online retailers.


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