I got this book from the publisher to review. My husband and I wanted to get into brewing beer for ourselves for a long time now. We have read on and off about it.
This book by Dave Miller is absolutely all-encompassing! It will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about home brewing and the history of brewing (being from Bavaria, I know the history well, we all grow up with it)
The book is well written and structured. It will not leave you looking online to fill gaps.
However: if you are looking just to brew a little bit for your own self and more for fun then starting your own micro brewery, this book might be a bit intimidating. The basic setup it tells you to get is quite extensive and might be a bit off putting for someone that really just wants to dabble a little.
If, on the other hand, you are looking into making this a little more then just a hobby -lets call it an obsession-, then this book HAS to be in your library!
Definitely something every serious brewer should have at least read, if not own.
The book has a few recipes in it that definitely sound like something I would like to try.
Go check it out if you have given home-brewing a thought! The information is worth having, even if you should go with a different set-up then the book tells you!
I would definitely recommend it!