Designing Great Beers

Designing Great Beers

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This book teaches you how to design recipes. There are so many bad recipes out there and too many times beginning brewers select recipes based on how good the original brewer makes it sound. For example, the name of a recipe says India Pale Ale, but the ingredient list dictates Pale Ale. This is a great resource that is long overdue. The book starts out with in-depth information on malt, yeast, hops and how to choose the right ingredient for the beer you are making. Then subsequent chapters follow up with information on beer styles. Each style chapter contains data from actual recipes that have won awards at the AHA national competition. A must have if you are thinking of entering beer in a competition.

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Carolyn S on Nov 16, 2020
Carolyn S on Nov 16, 2020

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Rated 4 out of 5
A Great Reference Book For Your Brewing Library
I wasn't especially into reading straight through this one, but It is immensely useful as a reference tool when creating my own recipes from scratch.
May 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Dated but solid book
I'd love for an updated version to this book. The recipe sections are pretty dated in terms of styles. But it's still a great resource for getting a better understanding on the nuts and bolts behind the brewing magic, while also helping with recipe design.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Lots of great info
There are a bunch of very useful calcs to fine tune your recipies.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
6 stars
A terrific book, it covers a large number of topics. If you are an experiences all grain brewer you will come away with a greater appreciate ion of the ingredients and yeast, and be more able to make your own recipes, and know how to experiment with them. Characteristics of hops, grains, and yeast. No recipes.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for recipe help
This book really helped me to feel confident and get creative with my recipes. I recommend it to anyone who likes or wants to create their own recipes.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
A must read!!
If your interested in developing your own recipes, this book is a must have. It has great general brewing info and tips, but has sections on almost every style. Each style focused chapter begins with detailed origins and histories of the style to guide those looking to do historical brews or just better understand the style. More importantly, the chapters contain info and data on award winning examples of the particular style with regards to malt bills, percentages of different grains, hop choices, hopping schedules, yeast and fermentation regimens. This book is perfect for brewers looking to develop their own recipe and need a little guidance an ddirection as oppose to just a recipe to copy. I use this book as a reference as a starting point for every recipe I develop and it's guidance has led me to numerous local and regional awards.
May 11, 2013