le 21 février 2011
Once you've learnt the basic principles of brewing, it comes a time when you try to design your own recipes. But then, what is the right ratio between the different ingredients that you need to make a proper stout ? What hops would you choose to make a perfect pilsen ? And what IBU/GU ratio ?
There are several chapters giving details about the most common beer styles, each of them prefaced by an interesting and comprehensive historical introduction.
Perhaps, one of the drawbacks of this book is that the author, rather than giving examples on the recipes of some known commercial samples, chose to give a statistical analysis of the recipes that won the American Homebrewers competitions. Not all of us brew aiming to win a competition !