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The Complete Joy Of Homebrewing Third Edition [Paperback]

Charles Papazian
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Sept. 11 2003 Harperresource Book

Charlie Papazian, master brewer and founder and president of the American Homebrewer's Association and Association of Brewers, presents a fully revised edition of his essential guide to homebrewing. This third edition of the best-selling and most trusted homebrewing guide includes a complete update of all instructions, recipes, charts, and guidelines. Everything you need to get started is here, including classic and new recipes for brewing stouts, ales, lagers, pilseners, porters, specialty beers, and honey meads.

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, third edition, includes:

  • Getting your home brewery together: the basics -- malt, hops, yeast, and water
  • Ten easy lessons for making your first batch of beer
  • Creating world-class styles of beer (IPA, Belgian wheat, German Kölsch and Bock, barley wine, American lagers, to name a few)
  • Using fruit, honey, and herbs for a spicier, more festive brew
  • Brewing with malt extracts for an unlimited range of strengths and flavors
  • Advanced brewing techniques using specialty hops or the all-grain method or mash extracts
  • A complete homebrewer's glossary, troubleshooting tips, and an up-to-date resource section
  • And much, much more

Be sure to check out Charlie's The Homebrewer's Companion for over 60 additional recipes and more detailed charts and tables, techniques, and equipment information for the advanced brewer.

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Founding president of the American Homebrewers Association and organizer for the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, Charlie PaPazian avidly brews lagers, ales and honey meads. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Well Done Update of a Classic Nov. 3 2003
By A Customer
~As a typical homebrewer I enjoy reading as many books about the art as I can find. I was a big fan of the 2nd E of this book. That book got me started. Unfortunately it did go out of date... I am now happy to report that C.P. has done a great job updating his book. It has new information on extracts, hops, yeast, the works. Yet, the basic brewing technique is relatively unchanged. Papazian's writing is easy to read and I enjoy the laid-back style. The tables make more sense now (some~~ minor changes) and the recipes are also nicely revamped. I recommend this book to anyone interested in getting started with homebrewing.~
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original and still one of the best Sept. 22 2010
This book is probably responsible for more people getting into homebrewing than any other book. It's the gateway through which many of the great micro-breweries' founders got their start in brewing.
Charlie has a wonderful casual writing style which is easy to read while not dumbing down the material. While nominally a technical guide, it's also entertaining and extolls the spiritual virtues of great beer, beer with soul.
Some other books may be more technically accurate or up-to-date on specifics of technique, but they just aren't as enjoyable.

If you like beer and brew beer, have wanted to brew beer, you should own this book. Papazian's infectious passion for beer and his straight-forward approach are wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Book to learn to brew! Sept. 18 2010
By Luc
Just one tip for homebrewers... Relax... Have a homebrew!

This book is easy to read, full of useful informations about how to start brewing your own beer at home. Took some time at first, but with this book I got lots of useful tips about the different stages of fermentation, the kits you can buy, different recipes and so on!

Thanks Charlie Papazian!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good but..... Feb. 19 2004
I'm a beginning brewer. This book came highly recommended by several websites and brewing forums. So I picked this book up.
It's a thorough book and has been updated recently as the Introduction notes.
Overall it was a good book for a beginner but there are some problems.
First, the beginning chapters really barrel through the process so quickly that you're not sure what some of the terminology means. For instance, Pitching. Which is simply a brewer's word for dumping in the yeast. You'll hear the term used through several chapters before you even have a clue what it means. Another is sparging. Which is another brewer's term for straining the spent finishing hops and other stuff out of the beer.
As you can see I've read the entire book and I'm still uncertain of terms and when they are applied. He finally explains those two previously mentioned phrases and many more in the latter half of the book but by that time I was already confused and asking myself what the heck do those words mean? So much so that I don't really think the meanings set in completely for the last half of the book. This could just be my brain hiccupping (no pun intended) or maybe a flaw in the book. You'd have to decide for yourself. I finally noticed the Appendix in the back containing a glossary. *Sigh* oh well.
Second, this is probably the most annoying part of the book for me. He has a motto that he WAY overuses in the book. Every few paragraphs he spouts off this silly motto.... "Relax. Don't worry. Have a homebrew"
Doesn't seem like much but after reading it about 200 times in the book I was tempted to black that stupid phrase with a marker.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great brew. June 29 2014
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This book takes you from total beginner to expert in a most enjoyable way.
It is both informative and humorous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars required reading! June 9 2014
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What can I say except "every home-brewer needs to read this book" I plan to revisit it again soon and often
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide May 26 2014
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This is my go-to book for just about everything involving homebrewing. Charles is very thorough, and presents the info in a clear and exciting manner. From starting from scratch, to more advanced techniques, plus a ton of great homebrewer should be without this book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars the one book every homebrewer needs
This book has been more help to me in my brewing adventures than all of my other books combined. A must have!!
Published 4 months ago by Lindsay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This is a great book. Especially if you are moving from extract to all-grain brewing. There are lots of recipes for the transition. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Scott Warkentin
4.0 out of 5 stars An aid to get you started in Homebrewing!
This book is informative, and an easy read. If you are just starting out with Homebrewing you can't go without it.
Published 16 months ago by Kyle Blackmore
1.0 out of 5 stars I just couldnt handle the tip!
I took this book out at the library "try before i buy kind of deal" and returned it before i got 25% through.
So im putting my review here and finding something else. Read more
Published on Dec 17 2011 by Thess
3.0 out of 5 stars Less enamoured than others
I know I'm in the minority, but I don't love this book.

To start with, it's out of date. For instance, Papazian recommends boiling the beer mixture before starting the... Read more
Published on Sept. 3 2010 by Adam R. Norman
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome !
I brew a few batch with commercial kits but they were not all good. After a read that book, I found a lot of usefull information. Read more
Published on Oct. 28 2008 by Sciyan
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Brew
This is where you start (and I started) when learning the basics of homebrewing. It is an essential first step and offers simple step by step guidance along with more advanced... Read more
Published on Dec 7 2003
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