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Froth!: The Science of Beer

by Mark Denny Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
04/2009
ISBN:
9780801891328
Format:
Hbk 200 pages
Price:
AU$62.00 NZ$64.35
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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 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.

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Evolution of Beer2. How to Make Good Beer at Home3. Yeast Population Dynamics4. Brewing Thermodynamics5. Bubbles6. Fluid Flow7. Final ThoughtsGlossaryBibliographyIndex

"Anyone with an interest specifically in how traditional craft relates to science-based industry would also find Froth! an entertaining and illuminating case study."

Mark Denny is a theoretical physicist who worked in academia and industry. He is author of a number of popular science books, most recently Gliding for Gold: The Physics of Winter Sports and The Science of Navigation: From Dead Reckoning to GPS, both published by Johns Hopkins.