Budding home brewers and beer enthusiasts could benefit from CAMRA’s latest book title, the Home Brewing Problem Solver.
The book, published today, examines the underlying causes of common problems in each stage of the brewing process and offers practical solutions, tips and insights on homebrew snags and setbacks. It is suitable for first-timers trying out a new hobby, as well as old hands looking to produce finely crafted artisan ale.
Each key stage of the brewing process is tackled across eight chapters, with accompanying photographs, practical tips and useful insights for brewing, fermenting, packaging and serving a variety of home brews.
Erik Lars Myers, author and founder of Mystery Brewing, said: “Real ale and other craft beers have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and as a result more people have been compelled to try making their own home brew.
“However, while the concept [of] making beer is simple, the execution between brewing in theory and practice is being able to spot the signs of trouble and knowing how to respond. This book aims to provide the information needed to nip problems in the bud — and better still, avoid them in the first place.”
Andy Parker, the book’s UK home brewing consultant, said: “Home brewing is an incredibly rewarding hobby for anyone. In fact, the brewers of many fantastic UK beers — such as last year’s champion beer of Britain winner, Bingham’s Vanilla Stout — started off as home-brewers. This book brings together the information you need to start your next great brew.”
The book is available from the CAMRA shop