Beer : Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing

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Charles Bamforth, who has been described as "one of the two or three brewing scientists of his generation," here gives us a revised and updated version of his definitive guide to brewing. Bamforth traces the history of beer from ancient Babylon some 8,000 years ago to today's brewing science, recounting important brewing milestones along the way. This new edition contains expansive coverage of global beer styles throughout the world, the sensory character of beer flavor, and the development of the global brewing industry. Each of the staples of brewing (barley, hops, water, and yeast), the fundamental processes of brewing (mashing, boiling, fermentation, maturation, and packaging), and the quality determinants (flavor, foam, color, and clarity) is covered in comprehensive detail. Never losing sight of the central role of science in beer's design and manufacture, Bamforth closes with some predictions about the future of the industry. Ideal for the beer lover, amateur brewer, hobbyist, and undergraduate alike, The Art and Science of Brewing Beer is the ideal one-volume handbook on brewing more

Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 24mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous figures and halftones
  • 0195154797
  • 9780195154795

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This book is a good read for anyone interested in the science of beer or its consumption. Chemistry World This book is a good read for anyone interested in the science of beer or its consumption. Chemistry Worldshow more

About Charles W. Bamforth

Charles Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science at the University of California, more

Table of contents

Foreword; Introduction; 1. From Babylon to Busch: The World of Beer and Breweries; 2. Grain to Glass: The Basics of Malting and Brewing; 3. Eyes, Nose, and Throat: The Quality of Beer; 4. The Soul of Beer: Malt; 5. The Wicked and Pernicious Weed: Hops; 6. Cooking and Chilling: The Brewhouse; 7. Goddisgoode: Yeast and Fermentation; 8. Refining Matters: Downstream Processing; 9. Measure for Measure: How Beer is Analyzed; 10. To the Future: Malting and Brewing in Years to Come; Appendix: Some Scientific Principles; Glossary; Notes; Further Reading; Indexshow more

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