The Frugal Homebrewer's Companion. A Hardware and Technique Guide by Jason Rizos
What to Buy and How to Build World-Class Beers at Home.

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Did you know you can make great beer? The importance of brewing with a large yeast colony? The headaches one can avoid by using a nylon hop bag? The best Sanitizer on the market? Why to spend the extra money on oxygen-absorbing caps and a false-bottom mash tun? Professional Author and long-time Homebrewer, Jason Rizos shares tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else, focusing on homebrewing equipment, from a beginner's first "extract" kit, to All Grain, to outdoor 15 gallon "keggle" systems, explaining technique and purpose behind all the gadgetry along the way. "Guides the first-time homebrewer through his or her first few years of brewing, explaining the most cost-effective way to get started, the things to worry about and things to blow off, and many secrets in this short introduction to the wonderful world of homebrew." - John Krakow, Master Brewer

About Jason Rizos

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Between fervent rounds of first-person-shooter games, risking his life on the Columbia river with a kite and surfboard, brewing homemade beer, and cynically decrying America's continued free fall into corporate fascism on his blog at, Jason Rizos plays a mild-mannered teacher of writing and literature at Portland Community College. He resides in Portland with his wife and two whippets of profoundly polarized intelligence capacity. Prior to his teaching career, he deeply drank the cup of 9-to-5 malaise, occupying a cubicle for various unholy corporations in uninspired and despicable positions - as a technology sales representative, call center lackey, peddler of dangerous diet pills, and internet plagiarizer, to name a few. This is his first novel. He also writes short fiction and creative nonfiction, including a book on beer brewing hardware called "The Frugal Homebrewer's Companion." His numerous awards and accolades would be listed here if he did not find doing so completely vain and if those awards existed. But this one time he went to graduate school and earned an MFA degree in fiction writing. Both this and his undergraduate degree went down in the Missouri University system, the state in which he was born and raised; St. Louis County. There, the strip malls and subdivisions go on for so long without reprieve and the sky can be so colorless from pollution that he once felt like he was driving his car through an indoor mall people lived in that went on forever and then decided he would write a book called Supercenter about this horrifying inclination so that others may share in the experience.
Published April 9, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 118 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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