If you’ve ever complained about a watery-tasting lager, wondered just what was causing that certain flavor in your favorite porter, or lamented the price of quality craft ale, then it might be time to try perfecting your own brew at home. Whether you’re an established beer snob or just want to try your hand at homebrewing, The Illustrated Guide to Brewing Beer will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this increasingly popular hobby. Teaching you all about beer and the few very simple components required to make it—malt, hops, yeast, and water—this comprehensive guide includes:

* An overview of the brewing process
* Detailed procedures for extract, partial-mash,
* and all-grain brewing
* Explanations of the equipment needed for each process and methods for cleaning and sanitizing
* Causes of off-flavors and aromas and how to correct them
* How to make bottling your beer easy
* A full glossary
* And much more