So there hasn’t been much going on the blog lately, and here’s why…
That notorious Cwrwaft Wanker Craig Heap and I have written some features that have gone into this new one-shot magazine about homebrewing: The Complete Homebrew Handbook.
It costs £9.99, and for that you get a guide to starting homebrewing using kits, malt extract or full-mash, as well as information for intermediate and seasoned homebrewers. For example, there’s a piece about finding the right branding, and advice on how to go commercial.
The main reason it’s worth that price is the fantastic list of official recipes inside, for ace beers like Magic Rock Clown Juice, Odell Cutthroat Porter, Rooster Fort Smith, BBF Southville Hop, Tiny Rebel Hot Box and Moor Illusion. Seriously, there are some amazing recipes in there.
I didn’t write any of that really interesting stuff, though. I just wrote some features near the front about ingredients and what they determine in the finished beer. My bits are about malt and yeast, and also I did an interview with Chris at Warminster Maltings. Any unseen typos notwithstanding, I’m pretty chuffed.
The finished magazine is a very nice thing. More like a book really. The publisher insists on calling it a ‘bookazine’, but for those averse to newspeak, Big Magazine will do. You can buy it in WHSmiths, large supermarkets (Sainsbury’s definitely have it) and places that have lots of magazines. You can also order it online (and preview the contents) here.
Anyway, that’s one reason I haven’t blogged in a while. The other reason is this New Thing, which I will be promoting the absolute blummin’ heck out of in a few weeks time.
Back to the writing mines…
11 thoughts on “The Complete Homebrew Handbook”
Fantastic stuff; I love seeing stuff from my favourite bloggers getting into print! Well done. Despite not homebrewing anymore I’ll be picking this up – and I await details of your next project eagerly!
Cheers dude! Appreciate your support. 🙂
Never had the slightest interest in brewing a clone until the moment I read this post.
Also: bookazine 🙂
I know! Some of the beers they have recipes for are, like, WOW.
Mikkeller Green Gold! Epic Saison! Kernel Export India!
Tried and its out of stock, anywhere you know that has it please, john
I only know that WHSmiths, Sainsbury’s amd maybe other supermarkets have it. There’s also an iPad/Android version coming soon. Hope you find it!
Beauty. I’ll be picking up a copy as soon as I can find one.. and it looks like Amazon has it. Score!
I’ve been looking for a copy of this all over the place, but no joy 😦
Anyone know where I can pick one up or when the iPad/ Android version is out?
Hi Jon, sorry you’re having trouble finding it. I’m not sure if that one has made it onto iPad/Android yet, but I’ll ask for you. Our newer magazine, the 365 Best Beers in The World, is on iTunes now, though: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/craft-beer/id771786157?mt=8 and there’s more about it on my blogpost here: https://thebeerdiary.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/craft-beer-365-best-beers-in-the-world/