Extreme Brewing (Sam Calagione)
Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home By Sam Calagione "Extreme Brewing" is a must-have book for aspiring home brewers who are interested in making their own specialty beers at home. There is no in-depth science to absorb and all the recipes are easy to follow and malt-syrup based, with variations for partial-grain brewing. "Extreme Brewing" is rooted in the brewing tradition of Belgium with a unique emphasis on hybrid styles that incorporate fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices to create unique flavor combinations. Not only will you learn to make delicious beer, you will also receive guidance on presentation, including corking, bottle selection and labeling. You'll be taught the basics of brewing ingredients and processes--so you'll be equipped to start with the basic knowledge you'll need. There is an overview of the many general beer styles from ales to stouts and porters. This book contains tips on how to use all your senses to become a confident beer taster. Detailed information on food pairings for beer and cheese and even chocolate and fun ideas for themed dinners will allow readers to share their creations with family and friends.