Synopsis This is the classic book for any really enthusiastic and ambitious home brewer...the person who wants to brew high quality "true" beers using real hops and grains, rather than by using more easily-handled kits and powdered or liquid malt extracts. The author explains to beginners and experts alike a simple method of "mashing" for producing the finest flavoured beers, ales, stouts and lagers from all-grain ingredients, just like the professionals do. It is simply the most advanced and comprehensive book on the subject for the amateur. - The language of the brewer - Brewing quality beer - Commercial brewing - Equipment - Your first brew - Easy recipes - Systems of mashing and sparging - Real ingredients - Buying malt - Brewing process - Problems - Advanced recipes - The best book on "mashing" ever published! First published by Argus Books in 1985, this classic home brewing manual has been out of print in the UK for over a decade. During that period, enthusiasts and home brew shops have been importing the US edition in order to keep its essential wisdom alive within the hobby.