How to make a batch of mead, a classic fermented beverage that's been around - and been enjoyed - for at least six thousand years. With simple recipes, step-by-step instructions and a guide to different kinds of honey, from clover to orange blossom and tupelo.
From two-row to pale ale and pils, a guide to five common base malts - how to use them and how to brew great beer with them. Plus: easy all-grain recipes for evaluating base malts, a quick guide to barley strains, and tips on swapping malt extract for grains.
Before you fire up the brew kettle, flip on your desktop computer. A review of three easy-to-use software programs - ProMash, StrangeBrew and Suds - that help homebrewers hit target gravities, calculate hop additions, keep track of recipes and more. Plus: homebrew software for hand-held computers like the Palm.