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Award-winning brewer Jamil Zainasheff teams up with homebrewing expert John J. Palmer to share award-winning recipes for each of the 80-plus competition styles. This book presents every award-winning recipe in both extract and all-grain brewing formats, making them accessible to brewers of all skill levels. Each recipe includes specific tips for understanding the style and tips for brewing a great example suitable for competition or impressing your friends. The duo also gives sure-footed guidance on selecting ingredients, making starters, and other techniques useful for reproducing these classic and modern beer styles.
In the history of the American Homebrewers Association's National Homebrew Competition, few brewers have succeeded like Jamil Zainasheff. From his first gold medal in 2002 through his second Ninkasi award (for best all around brewer) in 2007, he has accumulated a trophy case full of NHC medals -- all with recipes contained inside this book.
In Brewing Classic Styles, Zainasheff shares his award-winning extract-based recipes to help other brewers enjoy the top-quality beers that the homebrewing hobby offers today. The 27 chapters cover the standard homebrew competition categories published by the Beer Judge Certification Program, giving one recipe for each of more than 80 different style sub-categories.
To kick the book off, homebrewing expert John J. Palmer, author of How to Brew gives insight into beer ingredients and their selection along with tips on brewing and recipe adjustments. The combined expertise from these legendary homebrewers delivers a proven collection of recipes suitable for all who make beer at home.