The Complete Joy of Homebrewing (Fourth Edition)
The book that started thousands of us in the hobby has been updated for the new millennium. Beer critic Michael Jackson calls it a "lifestyle manual, a philosophical tract, and a work of subversive literature." The fourth edition still features Charlie Papazian's easygoing, conversational writing style, taking readers from first extract batch through all-grain brewing. All of Charlie's well-known recipes (Toad Spit Stout, Goat Scrotum Ale, etc.) are back, with several new ones to boot. Best of all, much of the dated info from the 1978 second edition has been revised to reflect the greater quality and variety of ingredients and equipment now available to homebrewers.