By Michael J. Lewis and Charles W. BamforthAn original and comprehensive examination of brewing from the perspective of a real brewer.
Brewing texts generally use a sequential barley-beer-bottle organization that takes the reader systematically through the various stages of beer-making in a logical and informative way. It is structured to look down the length of the process for causes and effects. This approach adequately communicates the essential operation.
Each essay discusses a problem, a beer component, or a flavor, by following how this one item arises and how it changes along the way. This is a crucial feature to bear this in mind when reading the book because this organization brings together information and ideas that are not usually presented side-by-side. The essay format allows the reader to understand how the raw materials of brewing and the way they are handled impact on process performance and product quality.