Water is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundational elements in brewing beer. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers is the third offering in Brewers Publications’ Brewing Elements series. Throughout the text, Palmer and Kaminski supply beneficial and informative facets on water handling during the brewing process.
Removing the mystery from water’s role in brewing, Palmer and Kaminski provide depth and detail about the chemistry and treatment of brewing water, an overview of water sources available to brewers, adjusting water for various beer styles, different brewery processes and wastewater treatment. Included in the invaluable text are specific explanations for reading water reports, understanding flavor contributions of particular mineral salts, residual alkalinity, malt acidity, and mash pH.
Written to reveal and clarify the previously mysterious properties of water, the book not only merits a thorough reading, but will act as an invaluable and constant reference for brewers intending to consistenly produce quality beer at home or in a commercial brewery.