This guide gives a simple yet complete overview for anyone who wants to try brewing beer and combines easy-to-follow instructions with illustrations. The author offers advice on various techniques, with details of modern equipment and procedures. He looks at the specifics of brewing beer, including fermentation, lagering, and mash methods. He also examines sanitation and maturation issues and suggests the safest, most hygienic procedures. The reader is taken through the entire brewing process, from fermentation to bottling the finished product. The book also features recipes, together with a troubleshooting section to help the home brewer with any problems. It contains a glossary of brewing terms, as well as charts and conversion tables.