Extreme Brewing: An Introduction to Brewing Craft Beer at Home (Deluxe Edition)

Extreme Brewing: An Introduction to Brewing Craft Beer at Home (Deluxe Edition)

Sam Calagione

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: B0182PX4L6

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Sam Calagione's authoritative primer Extreme Brewing, long required reading for any serious homebrewer, is now revised and expanded. Inside Extreme Brewing, Deluxe Edition, you'll find:

—Recipes for homemade beers that are among the most exciting and exotic today: Double IPA, Punkin' Porter, Belgian Brown Ale, and more than 30 other unique concoctions

—14 additional recipes that are new to this edition, including the Coffee & Cream Stout and the Smokin' Cherry Bomb

—Step-by-step instructions and insider tips for making recipes that expand the definition of great beer

—Tips on presentation and food pairings, recipes for beer-infused dishes, and fun ideas for beer-themed dinners that let you share your creations with family and friends.
















agitating with sanitizer and warm water. There are so many more options for where to purchase your homebrewing equipment today than there were twenty years ago. The most common sources are local homebrewing and wine-making shops. Check online for one near you. Another option is to shop through mail catalog stores. A number of these sources are listed in the Resource section of this book. For the novice brewer, I highly recommend purchasing the equipment and the ingredients for your first few

the beer. The higher the specific gravity of the beer, the higher the hydrometer floats in the vial. The lower the specific gravity, the deeper the hydrometer will be submerged in the beer. The hydrometer is used on brew day to make sure that the original target specific gravity has been hit. It’s also used to test the beer as it ferments so that you will know when it hits the desired final specific gravity. You are best off buying a hydrometer from a trusted homebrew supply source. Make sure

WHEAT 140 Extreme Brewing IMPERIAL STOUT INGREDIENTS Mash 4½ gallons (17 L) water 2 grain bags Steep at 155ºF (68ºC) Adam Avery, Avery Brewing Company T his is a souped-up interpretation on a traditional beer that has been brewed in Europe for centuries. An early example in the American craft brewing renaissance was brewed by Grant’s Brewery in Washington state. 6 ounces (75 g) Dingemans Cara 8 (caramel-pils) malt, crushed 5 ounces (63 g) Dingemans Debittered Black malt, crushed PROCESS

perfect pint. To the uninitiated, it may seem that brewing is a complicated scientific process. In a way it is; the conversion of starches and carbohydrates to sugars, and the subsequent conversion of sugars to alcohol, are chemical processes. However, just because there is some basic science going on while the brewing protocols are being followed, doesn’t mean that making beer needs to be a complicated endeavor. This chapter will demystify both the ingredients and the process. 19 Extreme

free. You can also discuss the water quality with other homebrewers and homebrew supply store workers who have probably already considered the effects of a given water source’s profile on different styles of beer. There are two basic choices with your water supply, provided it is potable and odorless. You either use it the way it is, or you change it to meet your brewing needs. Your choice will likely depend on how technically involved you want to get with your brewing. Some homebrewers do a

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