Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide To Brewing Classic Beer Styles is more than just a recipe book or merely another “how-to” manual, it is an indispensable guide intended for brewers interested in formulating their own beers based on classic styles, modern techniques, and their own vision of the perfect beer. With more than 200 tables, Designing Great Beers offers brewers knowledge on the essence of various styles, giving them the needed insight to create their own beers. Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual.
Ray is the author, editor or publisher of more than two dozen books on beer and brewing. Examples include his own Designing Great Beers (Brewers Publications, 1998), a classic of U.S. brewing literature; and the deliciously presented Best of American Beer and Food (Brewers Publications, 1997), which he published while serving as director of Brewers Publications. Other titles have covered specialties like smoked beer and farmhouse ales; monastic brewing and the art of English pub tending.
Ray Daniels is the founder and director of the Cicerone Certification Program—the standard for beer sommeliers. Ray is the author, editor or publisher of more than two dozen books on beer and brewing. Examples include his own Designing Great Beers (Brewers Publications, 1998), a classic of U.S. b…
Formulas, ingredients, historical and modern-day brewing practices all these details and more are covered in Designing Great Beers. Drawing on information from old brewing records, books, contemporary beer analyses, and hundreds of award winning recipes, author Ray Daniels provides a wealth of data on the current and historical brewing techniques and ingredients for fourteen of the worlds most popular ale and lager styles. Ray also includes brewing calculations for planning and adjusting brews as well as a thorough examination of primary brewing ingredients. Intended for intermediate or advanced homebrewers as well as professional craft brewers, Designing Great Beers weaves contemporary and technical information with historical lore to create a well rounded guide to brewing the classics.