Laura B. reviewed The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing on
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This book is the total instruction book for home brewers. Everything is explained here. Step by step, starting with the most basic, easiest method, you learn about beers and beer making in all its facets and categories. Born from the hippie crafting era, when people shared the old rituals and secrets of the trades, this book preserves the craft as something that can be done at home, as it was for centuries. The pictures are especially helpful. I love this book.
Despite having owned a copy of the 3rd edition of The Joy of Homebrewing for years now, I bought this copy as well because there are many great recipes in it that aren't included in the other editions. For example, right now I'm brewing up the Rye Pilsner all-grain, a recipe that's new to me! I would say overall there's about 75% overlap between this edition and mine. Love the jolly cartoon illustrations!
Ken G. (keng) reviewed The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing on
The basic text and reference for anyone into brewing...guidelines to successfully brew immediately, enough information to craft and modify flavor and taste to your liking... a fun book.....RDWHAHB ( relax,don't worry,have a home brew )