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The Top 10 Homebrewing Books July 14, 2015 12:24

 

Are you looking to learn about homebrewing? Want to formulate better recipes? Looking to experiment with new and unique ingredients? Homebrewing books are a great source of information, and can really help when getting started in homebrewing or expanding your existing brewing knowledge.

We've compiled a Top 10 List of homebrewing books as rated on amazon.com.

Top 10:

  1. How to Brew: Everything you need to know to brew beer right the first time
  2. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Fourth Edition: Fully Revised and Updated
  3. Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing and Other Next Steps
  4. Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew
  5. Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass
  6. Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles
  7. Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewing Elements)
  8. For The Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops (Brewing Elements)
  9. Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer
  10. Home Brewing: A Complete Guide On How To Brew Beer

Honorable Mentions: 

  1. Brewing Better Beer: Master Lessons for Advanced Homebrewers
  2. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Brewing Elements)
  3. Experimental Homebrewing: Mad Science in the Pursuit of Great Beer

Our Favorite 3:

  1. How to Brew: Everything you need to know to brew beer right the first time
    1. This book is a great book for both beginners and advanced homebrewers. It covers the basics of how to brew, as well as various techniques, required equipment, etc. It covers everything that the title of the book suggests.
  2. Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew
    1. This book is an excellent source for recipe formulation. Every recipe in this book is a solid example of the style it is supposed to represent. It typically covers some history of the style, reasons for various ingredients, as well as insight into the brewing process. It also provides both extract and all grain versions of the recipe. This is our go-to book when brewing a style for the first time - you can then tweak the recipe to suit your preferences!
  3. Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewing Elements)
    1. Yeast. One of the most overlooked, but most important ingredients to produce beer! This book covers a lot of information likely aimed at more experienced brewers - this doesn't mean that a new brewer shouldn't read through it. There is a lot of information to be gained, even by a new brewer, in regards to yeast health, making starters, pitching volumes, and importance of temperature control. We suggest you pick this one up early, to help jump-start your way to making better beer!