Note: We were supplied with a copy of The Naked Brewer by The Penguin Group for our review. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed in this review are true and honest.
Would you like to learn how to Homebrew Beer?
The Naked Brewer: Fearless Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Rule-Breaking Recipes
Reviewed by: Nicole
Released October 2nd, 2012, The Naked Brewer is a fantastic addition to any homebrewer’s library and gives lots of information on how to homebrew beer. In college, I had quite a few friends who were into homebrewing. One of them even used my patio to fill his bottles. The passion Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune have for the topic is so palpable that you easily get swept up into their world – however foreign to you it might be.
I am not a “grab a cold one from the fridge” beer drinker. I am more of the “when in Ireland, do as the Irish” or the “what beer on tap would go great with this meal” type of beer drinker. That being said, when my friends in college offered me some of their homebrew, I gladly had one (or two). I learned that good homebrew is amazing. And, upon perusing the recipes in this book, I think any homebrewer could use these recipes to create some great beer. Although, be warned, there are no picture instructions. But, the instructions are so well written, even a novice could work their way thru the book!
The Naked Brewer walks you thru the basics of beer, brewing and many recipes. Perozzi and Beaune wrote the book in such a way as to include the average homebrewer. No need for a lot of fancy equipment or a ton of funds. Live in a city apartment? No problem. Most of the recipes in this book make 2.5 gallon batches (which is about twenty-four 12-ounce bottles). I love that they also give a difficulty level for all of the brewing recipes. What’s even better? Most of the recipes advance as you go thru the book. So, anyone wanting to learn the art of homebrewing can start out a Neophyte and end a Devout homebrewer (their terminology, not mine).
This book would be perfect for anyone who you know who likes to homebrew beer, anyone who is a devout beer drinker and would be interested in taking the homebrewing plunge, or anyone who is into science and loves beer.
Where to Buy
Priced at $16.95 , you can pick this book up at the usual big book stores in your town.
For those who love the convenience of Amazon (and the savings), you can purchase yours here!