The following is a selection of home brewing books and beer making books for the beginner beer maker all the way to the advanced home brewer.
Finally, a notebook for homebrewers, by a brewer! Introducing Brewer's Ledger, the perfect notebook for taking good brewing notes every time. Everyone knows that for good, repeatable recipes, taking good notes is key. Brewer's Ledger was designed by a brewer and includes pages and spots to write down anything and everything about 18 brews that you do.
With room for notes on 18 different recipes, Brewer's Ledger offers a table of contents, space for information about water chemistry and mash schedules, a running inventory of hops and grains, a blank six month calendar for scheduling your brews, common formulas and calculations, a place for notes on yeast and fermentation, packaging, aroma and taste notes, and even a place to draw a logo for each of your recipes! Brewer's Ledger has it all. Coming in four colors (red, green, blue and charcoal), Brewer's Ledger makes an excellent gift for the brewer who has everything. Get your Brewer's Ledger and get in the habit of taking great brewing notes!
John Palmer is one of the biggest names and authorities when it comes to all things brewing. His book "How to Brew" is 400 pages of great information for not only the beginning brewer but also contains great information on advanced topics. It is sure to be a book you'll keep around your brewery for years to come. Its a great reference book for all us here at Great Fermentations, and one we definitely recommend to all those getting into the hobby.
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is the first brewing book that many aspiring homebrewers read before jumping into the hobby, and for good reason! Charlie Papazian, known to many as one of the father of modern homebrewing in the United States, gives a relaxed yet informative approach to brewing, taking readers through the basic steps of their first batch, explaining ingredients and equipment, and introducing them to recipes and recipe formulation. With this knowledge base, many who have never brewed a beer before have gotten off to a strong start in brewing with some fabulous beers! A great book for anyone who is just getting into brewing. If the ins and outs of brewing seem a bit too complex or confusing at times, just remember Charlie's famed words: "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew!"
Brewing Better Beer is a comprehensive look at technical, practical and creative homebrewing advice from Gordon Strong, three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award. Discover techniques, philosophy, recipes and tips that will help you take your homebrew to the next level.