This is my personal library of modern how-to-brew books for beer and mead. Suggestions for additions are welcome; so are corrections. I don’t have any surprises in here; experienced brewers will undoubtedly recognize all the titles and have a few of their own to add. Schramm, Papazian, Acton and Douglas, these are reliable sources we can all attest to. So I guess this list is mostly for newcomers, to give them a place to start.
The links all lead to Amazon. These are available, though I think at least one is available online for free; it’s always worth checking.
Alewife’s Garden: 7 Radical Weeds for Brewing Herbal Ales. VanNostrand, Jillian and Christie V. Sarles. Radical Weeds, 2002; ISBN10
0966424638, ISBN13 9780966424638
Brooklyn BrewShop’s Beer Making Book, Shea, Erica and Stephen Valand. Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York. 2011
Brewing Mead: Wassail in Mazers of Mead Gayre, Robert and Charlie Papazian. Boulder, CO: Brewers Publications. 1986.
The British Beekeepers Association Dennis, Brian P. (Homepage) http://www.britishbee.org.uk/index.php.
The Chemistry of Beer, second edition Barth, Roger, PhD. Greene Publications LLC, West Chester, PA 2010
The Compleat Meadmaker Schramm, Ken (2003). Brewers Publications, Boulder, CO.
The Complete Book of Spirits : A Guide to Their History, Production, and Enjoyment Blue, Anthony Dias. New York: Harper Collins. 2004.
The Complete Joy of Home Brewing (3rd edition). Papazian, Charlie. HarperCollins Books, New York, 2003.
The Homebrewer’s Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs Fisher, Joe and Dennis Fisher. Storey Publishing, LLC. 1998; ISBN10 1580170102, ISBN13 9781580170109
How to Brew. Palmer, John J. Boulder, CO: Brewers Publications, 2006. Print.
Mad About Mead: Nectar of the Gods Spence, Pamela (1997). Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, MN (her history is shite, if charming, but this is not a bad basic primer for a beginner)
Making Mead Acton, Brian, and Duncan, Peter (1985). G.W. Kent, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.
Making Mead Morse, Roger (1992). Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT. ISBN 1878075047; ISBN-13: 978-1878075048
Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers Buhner, Steven Harrod (1998). Siri Books, Boulder, CO.