Brew Ware: How to Find, Adapt & Build Homebrewing Equipment
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Using this handbook, homebrewers, tinkerers, and putterers can create their own microbrewery that is safe and makes brewing easier.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #18109 in Books
- Published on: 1996-01-08
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .69" h x 5.91" w x 9.00" l, .90 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 272 pages
- ISBN13: 9780882669267
- Condition: New
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This is, quite simply, the one guide a home brewer needs. Understandable drawings of pieces, assemblies, and connections abound, and specifications are presented in explicit detail. Given the mess that a malfunctioning setup for brewing at home can cause, Lutzen and Stevens' attention to detail and plain language are indispensable, and their instructions welcomely cover setting up an outdoor brewing facility and bottling and kegging the finished product, too. Heck, they even advise about home hops growing and yeast culturing. All in all, this is a spicy, but not yeasty, high-end kind of read that has good nose, is filling without being heavy, and is possessed of a tart and tangy aftertaste that neither lingers too long nor displeases the palate. Mike Tribby
From the Back Cover
Proper equipment takes the hassle out of homebrewing.
There's nothing that quite matches the satisfaction of having just the right tool or equipment to perform a task -- and brewing tools are no exception, especially when you've created or adapted them yourself. Homebrewing authors Karl F. Lutzen and Mark Stevens offer great ideas, from home-sized versions of commercial brewery equipment to simple gadgets that make brewing easier or safer. To help brewers choose the best tools, they offer a balanced evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of each.
Brew Ware contains step-by-step projects and devices for:
-- Ingredient processing and storage
-- Working with wort
-- Chilling and aerating wort
About the Author
Co-authors of three Storey books, Karl F. Lutzen and Mark Stevens are also editors of the on-line public domain recipe collections, Cat's Meow I, II, III. Their Storey books include Homebrew Favorites and More Homebrew Favorites.
Mark is a technical writer who is a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the Beer Judge Certification Program. His articles have appeared in All About Beer magazine.
You get exactly what the title says..........
This is a book about brewing equipment, nothing more, nothing less. It goes into great detail on how to build your own brewing equipment or where to buy prefabricated set-ups, such as; 3 tier used keg or cooler lauter tun systems, false bottom bucket lauter tuns, immersion wort chillers, dual immersion wort chillers, counter flow wort chillers, sparging equipment, filtration equipment, and much, much more.
I really liked the attention to detail, right down to the type of plastics and PVC to use or not to use, what type of solder to use or not to use for soldering.
Lutzen even goes into great detail when comparing various systems, giving his non biased opinion on many of the systems you can either buy or build. This is probably the most helpful part of the book, in my opinion. It's good to know that you can successfully accomplish what you're trying to do without spending top dollar for the equipment.
If you're not content with the simple plastic bucket brew setups that you get at most homebrew shops, get "Brew Ware". The book talks about pros and cons of LOTS of different equipment options for every stage in the brewing process.
Easy, clearly written, step-by-step instructions are provided to explain how to make lots of great gadgets to solve every homebrew problem. No more settling for that one chiller at the local homebrew shop, no sirree! With "Brew Ware" I understand different types of chillers, and I can look at the plans to see which ones would be easiest or cheapest for me to build myself. Ditto with brewing setups, lagering setups, kegging setups, etc.
If you want to know about gadgets, and want to know how the different approaches work and how to build things yourself, this is the ultimate book. I'm glad I bought it.
A homebrewers must have!
If you are thinking about homebrewing or have been homebrewing for a year or so and have questions, then this book is what you need. If I had read Brew Ware a year ago I could have saved a ton of money. Lutzen knows his subject well and writes in a easy to understand manner that covers his topic and doesn't make the reader feel like an idiot for now knowing the chemical difference between alpha or beta amalyese enzymes. Brew Ware simplifies the processes and tells the reader exactly how each piece of the brewing equipment works. He explains which pieces are easily built, and which would be cheaper just to buy. I for one can't wait for Brew Ware II.