How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time


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How to Brew is the definitive book on making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned home brewer working with all-grain, this book has something for you. John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities—accurately, clearly, and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation.

The latest edition was completely revised over two years and released in May/June 2017. Changes include:

  • Five new chapters covering malting; brewing strong beers, fruit beers, and sour beers; and adjusting water for style
  • More emphasis on the "top five priorities"
  • Additional information on using beer kits and the brew-in-a-bag method (BIAB)
  • Thorough revision of mashing and lautering chapters
  • Expanded and updated charts, graphs, equations and visuals
  • New comprehensive index brings the total page count to 608

An essential book for every brewing library.

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