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Brewing Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Beer at Home
Brewing Made Easy
A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Beer at Home
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1612121381
This foolproof beginner’s guide to brewing great beer at home includes everything you need to know to make your very first batch. Authors Joe and Dennis Fisher strip away the mysteries and ensure success with simple, step-by-step instructions, and they offer 25 great recipes for a variety of beer styles. This revised edition covers the latest techniques and equipment, as well as new varieties of hops and other ingredients.
Under the Table: Drinking Games to Liven Up Your Parties
Under the Table
Drinking Games to Liven Up Your Parties
Paperback      ISBN: 1856486591
Cheers! If you enjoy a sip or two (or three, four, or more), this compendium of drinking games is for you. Nobody will pass out (from boredom) and no party will grind to a halt with these popular alcohol-infused amusements. These liquefied challenges of knowledge, skill, and verbal skill--from a bartender, because who would know better?--are sure to please. He gives the best wacky variations on tongue-twisters, trivia, Frisbee, dice, coins, and cards, plus games based on TV shows for a night at home. All the directions are here, along with notes on the necessary supplies, ideal number of players, and strategy. Key information on universal gaming etiquette will keep things polite and no one will want to miss the slick suggestions for winning the next drink. With this dynamic guide at hand, an otherwise ordinary evening with a pitcher of beer will turn into a night of camaraderie and fun competition.
The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide: More Than 175 Original Beer Recipes, Including Magnificent Pale Ales, Ambers, Stouts, Lagers, and Seasonal Brews, Plus Tips from the Master Brewers
The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide
More Than 175 Original Beer Recipes, Including Magnificent Pale Ales, Ambers, Stouts, Lagers, and Seasonal Brews, Plus Tips from the Master Brewers
Paperback      ISBN: 0684829215
A group of experienced homebrewers offers a collection of recipes for pale ales, ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, along with tips for brewing at home, drinking trivia from famous writers, and other beer lore. Original. 25,000 first printing.
The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy
The PDT Cocktail Book
The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402779232
Beautifully illustrated, beautifully designed, and beautifully crafted--just like its namesake--this is the ultimate bar book by NYC's most meticulous bartender. To say that PDT is a unique bar is an understatement. It recalls the era of hidden Prohibition speakeasies: to gain access, you walk into a raucous hot dog stand, step into a phone booth, and get permission to enter the serene cocktail lounge. Now, Jim Meehan, PDT's innovative operator and mixmaster, is revolutionizing bar books, too, offering all 304 cocktail recipes available at PDT plus behind-the-scenes secrets. From his bar design, tools, and equipment to his techniques, food, and spirits, it's all here, stunningly illustrated by Chris Gall.
Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery
Beer School
Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery
Paperback      ISBN: 0470068671
What do you get when you cross a journalist and a banker? A brewery, of course. "A great city should have great beer. New York finally has, thanks to Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter provided it. Beer School explains how they did it: their mistakes as well as their triumphs. Steve writes with a journalist's skepticism-as though he has forgotten that he is reporting on himself. Tom is even less forgiving-he's a banker, after all. The inside story reads at times like a cautionary tale, but it is an account of a great and welcome achievement." —Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter(r) "An accessible and insightful case study with terrific insight for aspiring entrepreneurs. And if that's not enough, it is all about beer!" —Professor Murray Low, Executive Director, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School "Great lessons on what every first-time entrepreneur will experience. Being down the block from the Brooklyn Brewery, I had firsthand witness to their positive impact on our community. I give Steve and Tom's book an A++!" —Norm Brodsky, Senior Contributing Editor, Inc. magazine "Beer School is a useful and entertaining book. In essence, this is the story of starting a beer business from scratch in New York City. The product is one readers can relate to, and the market is as tough as they get. What a fun challenge! The book can help not only those entrepreneurs who are starting a business but also those trying to grow one once it is established. Steve and Tom write with enthusiasm and insight about building their business. It is clear that they learned a lot along the way. Readers can learn from these lessons too." —Michael Preston, Adjunct Professor, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School, and coauthor, The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth "Although we (thankfully!) never had to deal with the Mob, being held up at gunpoint, or having our beer and equipment ripped off, we definitely identified with the challenges faced in those early days of cobbling a brewery together. The revealing story Steve and Tom tell about two partners entering a business out of passion, in an industry they knew little about, being seriously undercapitalized, with an overly naive business plan, and their ultimate success, is an inspiring tale." —Ken Grossman, founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer Cocktails: 50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails That Liven Up Your Lagers and Ales
Beer Cocktails
50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails That Liven Up Your Lagers and Ales
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558327312
A collection fo 50 superbly crafted cocktails that liven up lagers, ales, and stouts with color photographs throughout.
The Home Brewer's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question
The Home Brewer's Answer Book
Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question
Paperback      ISBN: 1580176755
In a comprehensive resource for home brewers, a master brewer covers every step in the brewing process while furnishing detailed answers to real-life questions, straightforward solutions to problems, and helpful advice and expert tips.
Baking Boot Camp: Five Days at Basic Training at the Culinary Institute of America
Baking Boot Camp
Five Days at Basic Training at the Culinary Institute of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764572792
Describes The Culinary Institute of America's five-day "Boot Camp" course that teaches non-professional home cooks how to prepare food like a professional baker, revealing the tips, tricks, cooking skills and techniques, and recipes that participants learn, including lessons in rubbed dough, custard, puff pastry, mousse, and more.
Brewing the World's Great Beers: A Step-By-Step Guide
Brewing the World's Great Beers
A Step-By-Step Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0882667750
Provides step-by-step instructions and 85 recipes for brewing beers which possess authentic Old World flavor
The Book of Beer Pong: The Official Guide to the Sport of Champions
The Book of Beer Pong
The Official Guide to the Sport of Champions
Paperback      ISBN: 0811866327
As any discriminating player will tell you, Beer Pong is not a fad it's a True Sport of Champions. What is beer pong? Mash together ping pong, basketball, and darts, add copious amounts of cold beer and heated competition, and you re getting close. The creators of CollegeStories.com, GetBombed.com, and the Official Bombed Beer Pong Kit have written the first and only guide to the worldwide craze. Featuring everything from basic etiquette to expert techniques, tactics for smack talk, cutting-edge ball grips and flight paths, and tips for hosting a tournament, this invaluable tome will make anyone a champion of this burgeoning sport. So, drink up and game on!