Following the explosion of interest in properly brewed beer, The Homebrew Handbook is here to provide the knowledge to allow beer enthusiasts to make their own. Packed full of 75 recipes for everything from stouts and porters to IPAs, wheat beers and pilsners, you will learn how easy it is to brew your own beers bursting with taste. So whether you like you like a hoppy, crisp finish, or a biscuity, malty taste, you are certain to find the right beer for you. A comprehensive techniques section provides all the key information needed to get started, explaining the key ingredients and how they work together, plus the equipment you'll need and how to set it up in your own home. Soon you will understand the intricacies of full-mash brewing and be well on your way to making beers you can be proud of. And the aim is to encourage you to experiment, not reproduce beers you have enjoyed in the past, but to master the basic types of beer, then go on to produce your own. It's how the some of the best microbreweries started, so why not follow their lead? Also included is advice from people who have started their own breweries, where they share a few secrets that will help you along the way.