Don't fall victim to pitfalls home brewers stumble into, trust The Homebrewer's Problem Solver to provide the information you need to make the finest glittering, golden brews you've ever tasted. Craft beer has exploded in popularity, and now it's time to try your hand at homebrewing. After all, making beer is simple, right? Just take three ingredients--grain, yeast, water--mix them up, and let them ferment. Well, there's a lot more to brewing than that. And as anyone who has already tried their hand at homebrewing knows, there's a big difference between the theory and the practice. The key to bridging that gap is spotting the signs of trouble and knowing how to respond. Whether you're a first-timer trying out a new hobby or an old hand looking to produce a finely crafted artisan ale, The Homebrewer's Problem Solver provides the information you need to nip problems in the bud -- and, better still, to avoid them in the first place.The Homebrewer's Problem Solver contains 100 common homebrew snags and setbacks, spelling out the underlying causes and offering practical solutions learned by the author through years of experience. Handily divided into the key stages of the brewing process, The Homebrewer's Problem Solver will help you make a perfect porter, wicked weissbier, or awesome ale.
Erik Lars Myers was an avid homebrewer for a decade before learning professional brewing at the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology, in Chicago. He is the founder and head brewer at Mystery Brewing Company, in Hillsborough, North Carolina, an innovative, small brewery focusing on seasonal-only releases, and pushing the boundaries of flavor and traditional beer styles. He is president of the North Carolina Craft Brewer's Guild and the author of North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries (published by John F. Blair). In his free time, Erik writes his own blog on and around the business of beer at TopFermented.com and indulges in brewery-related photography at TheSightGlass.com.