Brewing Britain

Brewing Britain : The quest for the perfect pint

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Award-winning brewer Andy Hamilton has tried some of the best and worst beers from commercial brewers and home brewers across Britain, and has convinced them to share some of their top secret personal (and best) recipes. Here is everything you need to know to make beer like a pro and chat beer like the ultimate beer geek, including: how to taste beer, which glass to use, the temperature to drink it and the very best beers in UK; which beers to drink to taste the massive array of hops and malts, with a flavour guide to what you are tasting; how to make old and new favourite styles - from kits for the absolute beginner to expert level; how to culture yeast from your favourite ale to ensure your homebrew tastes as good; top tips for cultivating the ultimate home brewers garden, including plants to grow or forage to make herbal or gruit ales; how to grow hops and process your own malt; and ways to detect and troubleshoot faults and problems should you go wrong. This is the most effective hangover cures in case you get carried away. It is an essential companion for anyone in search of that perfect pint...Cheers!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 318g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552171956
  • 9780552171953

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"This book is a cracking good read for anyone interested in beer. Andy Hamilton displays his expert knowlege of beer and brewing, with a touch of earthy humour and witty banter, making this book fun as well as informative." Jim's Beer Kit "This fascinating book tells you everything you need to know about the search for a perfect pint, from discovering new beers to learning how to taste them properly and even how to brew your own." Best of British Magazine "A comprehensive guide to some well-known brews alongside the chance to learn from Andy Hamilton's years of experience." Falcata Times "A handy how-to guide for home brewers, with guides to British beers, beer shops, festivals and more." The Evening Standard "Enjoyable with excellent summaries." The Guest Aleshow more

About Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton lives with his family in Bristol. He runs brewing workshops and tasting sessions locally, grows ingredients for beer in his vertical hilltop garden and forages for ingredients for various alcoholic drinks in and around the parks and waste grounds of Bristol. He is also a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and CAMRA and makes regular appearances on TV and radio talking about foraging and home-brewing. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling foraging/home-brewing book Booze for more

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