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Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew


William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer-designer duo outlines the basic steps of brewing then give you all the information you need to improvise and make each batch your own. Unlike the homebrew books that have come before, Beer Craft is designed for folks like Bostwick and Rymill: urban DIYers living in small, city apartments. "Most books are written for making five gallons at a time, which is a lot" Bostwick says. "Our book focuses on small, one-gallon batches you can easily make on your stove."

Bostwick and Rymill began making beer in the spring of 2009 with the help of a homebrew kit.
Bostwick and Rymill (pictured here) were both without 9-to-5s at the beginning of 2010—Bostwick had been a senior...
The book is divided into five chapters: Learn, Make, Drink, Design, and Repeat.
Also in the Learn section, Bostwick and Rymill present an introduction to the four main ingredients in beer: water,...
Before you make beer, you need to decide what kind to brew. This handy Flavor Ballpark graphic can help.
Even Bostwick and Rymill still admit to occasionally brewing a batch of not-so-tasty beer.
As part of their research, Bostwick and Rymill took a six-week road trip across the U.S. They visited more than two...
Last but not least, you'll want to keep a record of your best brews.

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