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Froth!

The Science of Beer

Mark Denny

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Best Beer Book in the United States of America, 2009 Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards

Ever wonder where the bubbles in your beer came from, which way they are going, and why? Have you considered the physical differences among ales, lambics, and lagers? Do you contemplate your pint?

Accomplished homebrewer and physicist Mark Denny has crafted a scientifically sound and witty investigation of the physics and chemistry of beer. He recounts and explains the history of and key technological advances in brewing, provides basic instructions for making your own—including a scientific-yet-accessible…

Best Beer Book in the United States of America, 2009 Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards

Ever wonder where the bubbles in your beer came from, which way they are going, and why? Have you considered the physical differences among ales, lambics, and lagers? Do you contemplate your pint?

Accomplished homebrewer and physicist Mark Denny has crafted a scientifically sound and witty investigation of the physics and chemistry of beer. He recounts and explains the history of and key technological advances in brewing, provides basic instructions for making your own—including a scientific-yet-accessible account of the changes in appearance during each stage of the process—and looks at the fascinating physical phenomena contained within a pint of beer. Along the way he defines the main concepts and terms involved in the process and shows how you can subject the technical aspects of brewing to scientific analysis.

If you've ever been curious about how beer is made, why it froths so well, and what makes different types... well... different, then Froth! is for you.

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Mark Denny’s beer book is different. Neither an 'ultra-technical account of the brewing process' nor a 'how-to plus a lot of recipes,' Froth! is a theoretical physicists exploration of the math and science behind the beer-brewing process. Packed with humor, history, and DIY enthusiasm, Denny shares with readers how he uses physics to home-brew his own beers that froth higher and taste better.

Froth! offers a delicious blend of history and science that will delight beer aficionados and science buffs everywhere.

Accomplished home brewer and physicist Mark Denny has crafted a scientific yet extremely accessible, investigation of the physics and chemistry of beer.

Froth! is a nice read, garnished with just the sort of wit I'd expect from a British-born beer aficionado. It will be especially useful to home brewers, as it explains step by step how to make the stuff yourself.

Froth! earns a solid 'A' for bringing science, brewing, and good writing together.

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6
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9
Pages
200
ISBN
9780801891328
Illustration Description
58 halftones, 11 line drawings
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Evolution of Beer
2. How to Make Good Beer at Home
3. Yeast Population Dynamics
4. Brewing Thermodynamics
5. Bubbles
6. Fluid Flow
7. Final Thoughts
Glossary
Bibliography
Inde

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Evolution of Beer
2. How to Make Good Beer at Home
3. Yeast Population Dynamics
4. Brewing Thermodynamics
5. Bubbles
6. Fluid Flow
7. Final Thoughts
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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Mark Denny, Ph.D.

Mark Denny is a theoretical physicist who has worked in academia and industry. He is the author of numerous books, including Lights On! The Science of Power Generation, Making Sense of Weather and Climate: The Science behind the Forecasts, and Making the Most of the Anthropocene: Facing the Future.