Wood & Beer - A Brewer's Guide
Wood & Beer: A Brewer's Guide
Authors: Peter Bouckaert – Dick Cantwell
The use of wooden vessels for storage, transportation, fermentation or aging of beer is deeply rooted in history. Today’s talented brewers are innovating, experimenting and enthusiastically embracing the seemingly mystical complexity of flavours and aromas derived from wood.
From the souring effects of microbes that take up residence in wood to the character drawn from barrels or foeders, this book covers the history, microbiology and flavour contributions of wood, as well as the maintenance of wooden vessels. Explore the many influences of wood as a vehicle for contributing tremendous complexity to beers fermented and aged within it.