The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is the essential guide to understanding and making beer, from stouts, ales, lagers, and bitters, to specialty beers and meads. Everything to get started is here: the basics of building a home brewery, world-class proven recipes, easy-to-follow instruction, and the latest advancements in brewing. Master brewer Charlie Papazian also includes the history and loreof beer, the science behind brewing, and tips on how to create your own original ale. The fully updated edition of the book expands on various styles of beer using easy to follow charts, different varieties of hops and their uses, and tons of new recipes and tips. Paired with the newly revised Homebrewer's Companion Second Edition, this set will transform you from beginner to expert in homebrewing. Charlie is viewed by thousands as a visionary brewmaster and his laid-back style and easy-to-follow instructions have inspired millions to try their hand at homebrewing.