Complete Guide to Beer and Brewing
(by Lachie Strachan)
Suggesed by Pearcy (aka warrachie on the brew forum). Here are some of
Pearcy's comments about the book.
- This book by Lachie Strachan I picked
up just before Xmas, its release was only in 2006 and it is an
Australian book written for the Australian reader. A fantastic read
for anyone, be they a beginner or quite advanced brewer or drinker!!
The book is divided into 4 parts:
1. What is beer - a history of beer,
how it's made and the great beer styles.
Lagers - Describes all the styles of lagers across the world and gives
brilliant detailed descriptions of each type. eg. Aroma, appearance,
flavour, mouthfeel, overall impression, history, comments,
ingredients, vital stats and commercial examples.
Ales - Same types of examples as lagers section.
2.Getting started in brewing and
recipes from malt extracts.
3. Advanced brewing and full mash
4. Handling beer.
Then there are sections on home brew
resources on the web, a section on breweries in Australia and New
Zealand, Scoresheet, Glossary, etc....
Anyway a fantastic read and great
reference for both the brewer and commerical drinker.
Some great comments there Pearcy, might have to pick up this book
Cheers, Ben H, pint.com.au admin