Review: Hooch by Scott Meyer

Hooch: Simplified Brewing, Winemaking, and Infusing at Home
by Scott Meyer
Rating ***
Read  8/1/2013

Nice overview. Meyer gives a person a lot of food for thought here, and especially emphasizes sanitation technique. The recipes are rudimentary, but that’s what one would expect in a simplified overview, isn’t it? The writing is clear and easy to understand while not being overly breezy. Nicely done, and a very good starting point with anyone interested in homebrewing.

Review: The Naked Pint by Christina Perozzi & Hailey Beaune

The Naked Pint
by Perozzi & Beaune
Rating ***
Read 7/31/2013

7/2013 Picked this up since my true love has begun brewing his own beer, and I wanted to refresh my memories of this helpful book.

3/2010 Fun, breezy, informative and entirely irreverent. I learned a great deal about different kinds of beer. I’m also relieved to learn that I’m not crazy to think that really hoppy beer smells like skunky marijuana. Apparently that’s a good thing in the hop-head world. There’s beer made like Champagne, beer which is supposed to be aged in cellars… like any topic, the deeper one delves, the more the topic broadens out and becomes more complex, arcane, and delightful. Recommended.