Clive La Pensée's Beer Reads

The guide for domestic craft brewers on brewing authentic pale ales, using original 19th century methods. 25 gyles described in detail with critical comments.
Brewing methods, details on mashing and sparging, how to construct an original gravity macro-brewery, all laid out for the brewers convenience.
Handy e-book download with stunning pictorial clarity. All brews in handy tabular format with US, UK and metric units.

You can join the best brewers, who made the industrial revolution fun.

The oast house, (title pic) says it all. Pale Ale means hops and more hops; oh - and then some more.Welcome to your copy of the definitive history of brewing Pale Ales and India Pale Ales.

Historical techniques and ingredients are fully discussed and over 20 historical recipes, adapted for the modern Craft Brewer's rig, are described with comments on brewing parameters.

I hope you will love it. Next up, the definitive Porter and Stout text.  Please take a minute to check out my other books. Put Clive La Pensée in your Amazon search.

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I have been giving this away since 2014. But now the Kindle e-book, formats satisfactorily.

  • You can download the fully revised version.
  • with 25 historical gyles
  • details for 5 imperial and 5 US gallon brews as well as metric.
  • Analysis of each recipe and how it probably functioned.
  • Put Clive La Pensee in Amazon and enjoy the free pages.
  • Or to go through to Amazon order page -  Click Here!
  • And, find details on how to build your own 19th century house brewery.

  • All for £0.99 or $ or € equivalent.

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