Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Book)

Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Book)

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Water is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundation elements in brewing beer. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, third in Brewers Publications’ Brewing Elements series, takes the mystery out of water’s role in the brewing process. From an overview on sources, quality and geography, the book leads brewers through how to read water reports, understanding flavor contributions, and the treatment and chemistry of brewing water. A discussion of adjusting water to styles of beer, residual alkalinity, malt acidity, mash pH, brewery process water and wastewater treatment is included.

Written by John Palmer and MoreBeer!'s own Colin Kaminski.

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learn about water
Dwayne S Dehlbom J on Dec 28, 2021
heard this is good for water knowledge - #p3brews
prof p on Dec 23, 2020
learn about water
Dwayne S Dehlbom J on Dec 28, 2021
Josephine M on Dec 10, 2021
heard this is good for water knowledge - #p3brews
prof p on Dec 23, 2020
Learning for brewing
chris m on Oct 12, 2020
To understand water Chemistry
Dennis L. B on May 20, 2020
Stephen S on Apr 7, 2020
need to round out my book collection and step up my water game
Robert Bridenbecker on Feb 1, 2020
Kimberly W on Jan 23, 2020
I am going to work in a larger facility.
David B on Jan 14, 2020
Want a more comprehensive understanding of water.
Jesse Snyder on Dec 31, 2019
To gain more knowledge, and to learn how to be more mindful of my water usage.
Jaime L on Nov 30, 2019
Kelly S on Nov 30, 2019
garrett shuck on Jul 22, 2019
Better understand water chemistry.
Brian W on Dec 12, 2018
Beginning my adventures in all grain brewing
Dennis F on May 10, 2018
for greater knowledge
Christopher G on Apr 10, 2018
Josephine M on Dec 10, 2021
Learning for brewing
chris m on Oct 12, 2020

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Rated 4 out of 5
Superb and a tid-bit on the technical side
This book really opens your eyes to how important H2O is to the brewing process. I'd reccomend to anyone honestly; Amazing how many minerals can be found that impact the flavor profile when making beer.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Book
Very good book I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to take there brewing to the next level
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Extremely helpful for the advanced brewer who wants to learn more. Water is the least understood and most used ingredient in brewing. This book breaks it down for the homebrewer and the probrewer (of which I am both). Answered all of my questions, had super technical chemistry but also concise explanations if you are not a chemistry major, and has a table that outlines water profiles for every style which is invaluable. Can't say enough good stuff about this book.
May 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Great book but not necessary
Lots of technical stuff, which isn't bad, but dosen't really get useful until chapter 5.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Required Reading for the Serious Brewer
This the first comprehensive book on water analysis when brewing (for serious brewers only) that is readable even for those of us without a chemistry degree. Prior to this publication, I had to search videos and every brewing book for the little information I could find on water chemistry when brewing. Some sections you have to push through but don't let that deter you. The information like, Table 18 and 19, is indispensable when adjusting your water for the beer style you are brewing. With this book and a water calculator spreadsheet (available on line), you should be ready to go to the next level in brewing. Thanks to John Palmer and Collin Kaminski for an excellent reference book.
December 8, 2013