CHAPTER 3

MAKING YOUR FIRST BATCH OF BEER

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There are two parts to any successful beer recipe. This first part lists the ingredients needed to brew the highest-quality beer. The second is the process—the sequence of steps you must take to successfully make a particular beer. This chapter will cover the finer points of both steps. Don’t expect your first batch to go perfectly. Though it’s perfectly natural to have a little anxiety, it’s important to realize that mistakes do happen. But if you take the time to develop a plan that includes gathering ingredients and equipment and then thoroughly read the process before beginning, the odds are really ...

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