Recommended Reading & Links

The Brew Hut carries a huge selection of books on brewing beer, winemaking, cider, mead, cheese, fermented food and more. Here are just a few of the staff’s favorites.

How To Brew by John Palmer – This book is highly recommended by all of the staff at The Brew Hut. A must have, for brewers at any level. Starting with a basic crash course in brewing and moving to much more advanced techniques.

Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer – A book of 80 award winning recipes created by two homebrewing legends. Brewing Classic Styles is great resource for any brewer trying to learn to formulate recipes in many different categories or just make some great beer.

Brewing Better Beer by Gordon Strong – Designed for the experienced brewer who is looking to take their brewing to the next level. This book offers great advice on the more technical aspects of brewing. But it does so in an easy to understand format. Gordon Strong is not only the President of the BJCP, but also a three-time winner of the coveted Ninkasi award.

Brew Like a Monk by Stan Hieronymus – Brew Like a Monk discusses not only the history of some the greatest Belgian breweries and Trappist Abbeys. But it also discusses some of the tricks of the trade on how you can recreate these beers at home.

IPA – Brewing Techniques, Recipe and the Evolution of India Pale Ale by Mitch Steele – As the former Brewmaster for Stone Brewing Company, Mitch Steele is an expert in what is probably the most popular craft beer style in the world, the India Pale Ale. This book covers a multitude of techniques from dry hopping to water adjustments. The book also includes recipes for 48 amazing IPA’s from some of the top breweries which you can recreate at home.

Yeast by Chris White with Jamil Zainasheff – If anyone knows yeast, it is Chris White, the owner of White Labs. This book is an amazing resource, answering any questions that you may have about yeast, from propagation to pitch rates. Although technical, this information will definitely help keep your yeast happy and your beer tasty.

Home Cheese Making by Ricki Carroll – A great book for people starting out making cheese. Ricki Carol from New England Cheese Company offers 75 easy to follow recipes that include everything from butter and yogurt to cheddar and brie.

The Complete Meadmaker by Kenn Schramm – The book that is considered by many to be the bible of mead making. Ken Schramm explains every step of the process in simple, easy to follow instructions that will help you go from a beginner to an award winning meadmaker.