Renowned homebrewer Michael Dawson’s Mashmaker is a collection of 64 witty and detailed homebrew recipes, each amended with options for the brewer to customize each beer.
Mashmaker: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Great Beer At Home (Book)
Michael Dawson is a longtime homebrewer and 20-year veteran of the beer industry. He was a founding member of the webcast “Brewing TV” and sits on the editorial review board for BYO Magazine. A BJCP-certified judge since 1998, Dawson has authored articles on beer for several local and national publications including The Growler Magazine, where he was the resident homebrew columnist.
In his debut book, Dawson compiles recipes and techniques that will embolden your own recipe development as a brewer, with detailed explanations of why each ingredient is chosen. You’ll learn whether a grain is added for flavor, color, texture, historical accuracy, or a wild whim of experimentation. He’ll teach you the hop profiles that make an IPA taste retro or new wave, and you how to treat yeast for maximum impact.
This book is a collection of 64 witty and detailed homebrew recipes, each amended with options for the brewer to customize each beer. Dawson has also penned essays on Malt, Hops, Yeast, and Water, giving readers critical insight into the building blocks of every successful brew. And if you need a refresher course, he’s included a step-by-step walkthrough of best practices for your brew day.