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Best Brewing Books You Should Read

There are countless Brewing courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time (2017)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadHow To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time (Fourth Edition) By John Palmer Fully revised and updated, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities―accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable…
Author(s): John J. Palmer

2. Brewing (2013)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadBrewing is designed for those involved in the malting, brewing, and allied industries who have little or no formal training in brewing science. While some elementary knowledge of chemistry and biology is necessary, the book clearly presents the essentials of brewing science and its relationship to brewing technology. Brewing focuses on the principles and practices most central to an understanding of the brewing process, including preparation of malt, hops, and yeast; the fermentation process; microbiology and contaminants; and finishing, packaging, and flavor. The second edition gives more emphasis to engineering and…
Author(s): Michael J. Lewis, Tom W. Young

3. Mastering Brewing Science: Quality and Production (2019)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadMastering Brewing Science is a comprehensive textbook for the brewing industry, with coverage of processes, raw materials, packaging, and everything in between, including discussion of essential methods in quality control and assurance. The book equips readers with a depth of understanding to deal with problems and issues that arise during production of beer from start to finish, as well as statistical tools for continual quality improvement. Brewery operations, raw material analysis, flavor, stability, cleaning, and methods of quality control, as well as the…
Author(s): Matthew Farber, Roger Barth

4. Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew (2007)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadBook annotation not available for this title. Brewing Classic Styles Zainasheff, Jamil/ Palmer, John J. Natl Book Network 2007/11/01 317 PAPERBACK 2007029472…
Author(s): Jamil Zainasheff, John Palmer

5. The Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing: All-Grain and Extract Brewing * Kegging * 50+ Craft Beer Recipes * Tips and Tricks from the Pros (2017)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadFor more than two decades, America's homebrewers have turned to Brew Your Own magazine for the best information on making incredible beer at home. From , Brew Your Own sets the standard for quality. Now, for the first time, the magazine's best homebrew guides, recipes, troubleshooting, and tips are brought together in one book.The Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing is the ultimate all-in-one homebrew book. It's , explaining the entire brewing process from start to finish with . Yet it has plenty for the experienced homebrewer as well, including: Whether…
Author(s): Brew Your Own

6. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Fourth Edition: Fully Revised and Updated (2014)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadFully Revised and Updated, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is everything you need to know to brew beer at home from start to finish including new recipes, updated charts on hop varieties, secrets to fermentation, beer kit tips, and more—from the master of homebrewing.The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is the essential guide to understanding and making beer, from stouts, ales, lagers, and bitters, to specialty beers and meads. Everything to get started is here: the basics of building a home brewery, world-class proven recipes, easy-to-follow instructions, and the latest advancements in brewing. Master brewer…
Author(s): Charlie Papazian

7. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Brewing Elements) (2013)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadWater is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundation elements in brewing beer. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, third in Brewers Publications’ Brewing Elements series, takes the mystery out of water’s role in the brewing process. The book leads brewers through the chemistry and treatment of brewing water, from an overview of water sources, to adjusting water for different beer styles, and different brewery processes, to wastewater treatment. The discussions include how to read water reports, understanding…
Author(s): Palmer Ph.D. former research director Rhine Research Center former editor Journal of Parapsychology, John, Colin Kaminski

8. Brewing Up a Business: Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (2011)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadStarting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America’s best and fastest growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish’s most innovative marketing ideas, including how social media has become an integral part of the business model and how…
Author(s): Sam Calagione

9. For The Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops (Brewing Elements) (2012)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadStan Hieronymus expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, hop quality and utilization–and even devotes an entire chapter to dry hopping. For the Love of Hops also includes a reference catalog of more than 100 varieties and their characteristics….
Author(s): Stan Hieronymus

10. Historical Brewing Techniques: The Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing (2020)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadAncient brewing traditions and techniques have been passed generation to generation on farms throughout remote areas of northern Europe. With these traditions facing near extinction, author Lars Marius Garshol set out to explore and document the lost art of brewing using traditional local methods. Equal parts history, cultural anthropology, social science, and travelogue, this book describes brewing and fermentation techniques that are vastly different from modern craft brewing and preserves them for posterity and exploration. Expect to see…
Author(s): Lars Marius Garshol

11. Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass (2004)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadRadical Brewing takes a hip and creative look at beer brewing, presented with a graphically appealing two-color layout….
Author(s): Randy Mosher, Michael Jackson

12. New Brewing Lager Beer: The Most Comprehensive Book for Home and Microbrewers (2003)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadThis book offers a thorough yet practical education on the theory and techniques required to produce high-quality beers using all-grain methods either at home or in a small commercial brewery….
Author(s): Gregory J. Noonan

13. Principles of Brewing Science: A Study of Serious Brewing Issues (1999)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadIn this indispensable reference, Fix applies the practical language of science to the art of brewing….
Author(s): George Fix

14. The Brewing Storm (Charmed) (2004)

 Best Brewing Books You Should ReadEarth, air, fire, water — A child must bring them all together. Calm the shaking, quell the slaughter Tonight’s the night — it’s now or never. Despite wacky weather threatening the San Francisco area, life for the Charmed Ones is as normal as ever. Normal, that is, until eleven-year-old Tyler Michaels shows up at their door. Tyler, a Firestarter, is on the run from demons. Though the Halliwell sisters have dealt with Tyler before, a glance at the Book of Shadows turns up new, unexpected information about the boy…and the forces for which his magic can be harnessed. Once a century…
Author(s): Paul Ruditis

Best Brewing Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some brewing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Handbook of Brewing

Author(s): Graham G. Stewart, Anne Anstruther, Inge Russell
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2018, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2177673

Coffee Isn’t Rocket Science: A Quick and Easy Guide to Buying, Brewing, Serving, Roasting, and Tasting Coffee

Author(s): Sebastien Racineux, Chung-Leng Tran, Yannis Varoutsikos
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal, Year: 2018, Size: 16 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2207104

Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing & Other Next Steps

Author(s): Mike Karnowski
Publisher: Sterling Epicure, Year: 2018, Size: 26 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2269897

Akron Beer: A History of Brewing in the Rubber City

Author(s): Robert A. Musson
Publisher: The History Press, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2272955

The joy of brewing cider, mead, and herbal wine: how to craft seasonal fast-brew favorites at home

Author(s): Koziol, Nancy
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 33 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2351608

The world atlas of coffee : from beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed 2nd ed.

Author(s): Hoffmann, James
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley, Year: 2018, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2412156

Brewing eclectic IPA : pushing the boundaries of India Pale Ale

Author(s): Cantwell, Dick
Publisher: Brewers Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 790 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2479988

Brewing Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author(s): Michael Mosher, Kenneth Trantham
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1594640

Brewing Microbiology Current Research, Omics and Microbial Ecology

Author(s): Nicholas A Bokulich, Charles W Bamforth
Publisher: Caister Academic Press, Year: 2017, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1703395

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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