Best Audience: Beginning brewers of all ages…especially those who welcome a relaxed and grounded approach to life
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Fourth Edition: Fully Revised and Updated by Charles Papazian was my first book on brewing beer…and it changed my life!
Sure, that sounds like an outrageous claim, but it’s true. Charles makes the process of home brewing easy and approachable. He offers all you need to get started and progress into more advanced brewing techniques like all-grain brewing. For me, he didn’t just open the door to making great beers, he took it right off it’s hinges and chucked it aside. I loved that he showed me the places where I needed most to focus (cleanliness!) and where there was a lot of room for play. He offered me enough to start designing my own recipes quickly then later how to move beyond the basics.
Since I began brewing more than two decades ago, the number of intro-to Homebrewing books on the market has multiplied exponentially. I’ve read a few, but The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Fourth Edition: Fully Revised and Updated is still my favorite. I keep a copy with my brewing tools and reference it off and on. If you’re starting out, and most especially if you’re feeling intimidated by the many details involved in brewing your own beer, I heartily recommend you pick up The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Fourth Edition: Fully Revised and Updated.
The Bottom Line: The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Fourth Edition: Fully Revised and Updated by Charles Papazian has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf.
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