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The Best Homebrewing Books on the Market

Our list of homebrewing books wouldn't be complete without the great Charlie Papazian. Other names of note include Daniels, Lewis and Palmer.

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian

The Homebrewer’s Companion by Charlie Papazian

Yeast: The Practical Guide To Beer Fermentation (Brewing Elements) by Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff

The Complete Homebrew Beer Book by George Hummel

Home Brewing: A Complete Guide On How To Brew Beer by James Houston

Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer

How to Brew by John J. Palmer

Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse (Brewing Elements) by John Mallett

How To Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time by John Palmer

Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Brewing Elements) by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski

Homebrewing For Dummies by Marty Nachel

Brewing (2nd Edition) by Michael J. Lewis and Tom W. Young

Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing and Other Next Steps by Mike Karnowski

IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale by Mitch Steele

Mastering Homebrewing: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer by Randy Mosher

Radical Brewing: Recipes by Randy Mosher

Designing Great Beer: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles by Ray Daniels

Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles by Ray Daniels

For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide To Aroma by Stan Hieronymus

A Handbook of Basic Brewing Calculations by Stephen Holle and Ray Klimovitz

Bonus Book:

How NOT To Start A Damn Brewery: Ten Business Lessons From The Front Lines of The Craft Beer Industry by Kelly KfM Meyer

This book was an enjoyable read. These ten lessons that Kelly shares, and boy does he share them, feel as though they should be obvious to any prospective brewery owner. Read this book if you're thinking about opening up your own taproom. But be warned, the KFM in Kelly KFM Meyer stands for, "Going to tell you what he thinks in colorful language."

If you're a brewer, you're probably used to it though.

How Not To Start a Damn Brewery (the book) by Kelly KFM Meyer - Ten Business Lessons from the front lines of the Craft Beer Industry

How Not To Start a Damn Brewery (the book)

Kelly Meyer, owner of New Braunfels Brewing in Texas, shares his ten lessions on how not to start a brewery.

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