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American Sour Beers – FREE! with new or renewed AHA Membership

If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association, I think you should consider joining – Here’s Why

For a limited time, when you join or renew your membership in the AHA… they will throw in a free copy of American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.

Note: No promo code is necessary.  The AHA’s website has always been bad about not providing confirmation of coupon code use.  It would take the coupon but offer no confirmation that you were participating in whatever promo you were trying to get in on.  It was wonky, but practically worked well, everyone got what they signed up for.  With recent “improvements” it’s gone from bad to worse.  Not only do you not get a confirmation at checkout, there isn’t even a coupon code now.  It’s not great.  What is great, is that you can still get this awesome free book.  You must use the link below to receive the free book.  Although it isn’t a real coupon code, I’m recommending that you put “hbf” in the coupon code field as another means of tracking.  If you use the link below, you will receive the free book.  If you use the link below and don’t receive the book, just contact me and I’ll help.

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Home Brewing: 70 Top Secrets & Tricks [Kindle Edition] – 99 cents

Home Brewing: 70 Top Secrets & Tricks To Beer Brewing Right The First Time: A Guide To Home Brew Any Beer You Want (With Recipe Journal) Kindle Edition by Jason Scotts

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

3/20/19 7 AM Central: This is selling for just 99 cents. Price and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Home Brewing: 70 Top Secrets & Tricks To Beer Brewing Right The First Time: A Guide To Home Brew Any Beer You Want (With Recipe Journal) Kindle Edition


Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Book

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The Cicerone Certification Program’s Introduction to Beer Kindle Edition – $2.99

The Cicerone® Certification Program's Introduction to Beer Kindle Edition

The Cicerone® Certification Program’s Introduction to Beer Kindle Edition by Ray Daniel, Pat Fahey, Shana Solarte & Julie White


From the book description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

A briefing on beer from the world’s leader in the certification of beer experts, this quick read offers insight on the world’s greatest beverage: beer! With a focus on flavor, this text introduces the novice to common beer styles so they can better understand the culture of beer and even begin to explain it to others. Handy e-book format gives you quick access to the facts you need when you need them.


Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

3/17/19 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $2.99. Price and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

The Cicerone® Certification Program’s Introduction to Beer Kindle Edition


Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Book

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The Lazy All-Grain Brewster: Keeping It Simple [Kindle Edition] – $2.99 + Time Saving Tips Resource Post

The Lazy All-Grain Brewster: Keeping It Simple Kindle Edition

The Lazy All-Grain Brewster: Keeping It Simple Kindle Edition


From the book description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

You can brew delicious craft beer in your own home! Learn the simple steps that you can do with the popular “Brew-in-a-Bag” method to make craft ales with a minimum of equipment, expense, and effort. Included in this book are easy-to-understand explanations on the process of how barley grains can turn into beer, and how YOU can do it with step-by-step, Simple and Lazy directions. Included are several recipes, scaled to the backyard brewer, suggestions for fine-tuning your personal brewing process, and helpful suggestions noting the books, magazines and websites you can resource to improve your “brew game.” There’s no longer a need for the novice to buy a beer kit anymore. Save money by brewing your own all-grain craft beer at home and impress your beer-drinking buddies!


3/15/16 6 AM Central: This is selling for just $2.99. Price and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

The Lazy All-Grain Brewster: Keeping It Simple Kindle Edition


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Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Books

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Mashmaker: A Citizen-brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home – $17.21 + free prime ship, best price

Mashmaker: A Citizen-brewer's Guide to Making Great Beer at Home

Mashmaker: A Citizen-brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home by Michael Dawso

Michael Dawson is an awesome guy and a former contributor to HBF (in our early days, when he still worked for NB).  Check out his new book!

3/15/19 12 AM Central: This is selling for $17.21. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Mashmaker: A Citizen-brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home


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The Brewmaster’s Bible, Kindle Edition – $1.99

The Brewmaster's Bible: The Gold Standard for Home Brewers Kindle Edition

The Brewmaster’s Bible: The Gold Standard for Home Brewers Kindle Edition by Stephen Snyder

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From the book description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The Beer Renaissance is in full swing, and home brewing has never been more popular. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are currently 1.2 million home brewers in the country, and their numbers keep rising. Tired of the stale ale, bland beer and lackadaisical lagers mass-produced by the commercial labels, Americans are discovering the many advantages of brewing their own batch of that beloved beverage: superior aroma, color, body and flavor.

For both amateur alchemists eager to tap into this burgeoning field and seasoned zymurgists looking to improve their brews, The Brewmaster’s Bible is the ultimate resource. Its features include: Updated data on liquid yeasts, which have become a hot topic for brewers; 30 recipes in each of the classic beer styles of Germany, Belgium, Britain and the U.S.; extensive profiles of grains, malts, adjuncts, additives and sanitizers; recipe formulation charts in an easy-to-read spreadsheet format; detailed water analyses for more than 25 cities and 6 bottled waters; directories to hundreds of shops; and much more.

 

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

3/14/19 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $1.99. Price and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

The Brewmaster’s Bible: The Gold Standard for Home Brewers Kindle Edition


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Tasting Beer Beer Quick Reference Guide, Kindle Edition – 99 cents

Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide Kindle Edition

Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide Kindle Edition by Jeff Alworth


From the book description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Here’s a fun guide to discover the nuances of artisan beers from lagers and ales to porters and stouts. Tasting profiles from the booklet get the ball rolling—they break down beer into style categories and include information on each variety’s background, flavors, aromas, and unique character.


Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

3/5/19 9 PM Central: This is selling for just 99 cents. Price and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide Kindle Edition


Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Book

More: Recent Amazon Finds

American Sour Beers – FREE! with new or renewed AHA Membership

If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association, I think you should consider joining – Here’s Why

For a limited time, when you join or renew your membership in the AHA… they will throw in a free copy of American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.

Note: No promo code is necessary.  The AHA’s website has always been bad about not providing confirmation of coupon code use.  It would take the coupon but offer no confirmation that you were participating in whatever promo you were trying to get in on.  It was wonky, but practically worked well, everyone got what they signed up for.  With recent “improvements” it’s gone from bad to worse.  Not only do you not get a confirmation at checkout, there isn’t even a coupon code now.  It’s not great.  What is great, is that you can still get this awesome free book.  You must use the link below to receive the free book.  Although it isn’t a real coupon code, I’m recommending that you put “hbf” in the coupon code field as another means of tracking.  If you use the link below, you will receive the free book.  If you use the link below and don’t receive the book, just contact me and I’ll help.

Join Now

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Know It All Whiskey: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey

Know It All Whiskey: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey, Each Explained in Under a Minute

Know It All Whiskey: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey, Each Explained in Under a Minute


From the book description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Knowing whiskey is social capital these days. Know It All Whiskey is here to make sure you know your Scottish single malts from your Kentuckys.

So you enjoy a dram or two, but do you know how whiskey is made? Do you understand how to nose and taste whiskey, and can you tell the difference between regional and nationalvarieties? Pour yourself a measure, take a seat, and let Know It All Whiskey take you on a journey from the very first distillers to the latest brands around the world.

Know-It-All Whiskey demystifies the origins, history, production, and varieties of one of the world’s favorite spirits. Compiled by whiskey experts, this beginner’s guide serves up all you need to read the message in the bottle in 50 small nips—or rather, with 300 words and an image.

Entries explain everything from the history of whiskey production, including the ins and outs of the whiskey trade, to which foods to pair and which whiskey festivals to visit. Distilled with spirited graphics and supported by glossaries and biographies of key figures, here’s how to enjoy whiskey—or whisky—from the single malts and blends of Scotland to their acclaimed Irish, North American, and Asian counterparts.


Know It All Whiskey: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey, Each Explained in Under a Minute


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New Release: A Natural History of Beer

A Natural History of Beer
A Natural History of Beer by Rob DeSalle (Author), Ian Tattersall (Author), Patricia J. Wynne (Illustrator)


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A celebration of beer—its science, its history, and its impact on human culture

What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavors, how beer’s chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer.

Drawing from such diverse subject areas as animal behavior, ecology, history, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more, DeSalle and Tattersall entertain and inform with their engaging stories of beer throughout human history and the science behind it all. Readers are invited to grab a beer and explore the fascinating history of its creation.


A Natural History of Beer


Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Books

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