Publisher: Carl A. Nowak, 1934.
Hard Cover, 392 pages, 6.50 x 9.25.
Here is brewmaster Carl Nowak's contribution, published in 1934, to the wide assortment of books that appeared on the American brewing scene not long after the end of Prohibition. Nowak, in fact, issued his first edition of this book in 1931, as soon as it became evident that Prohibition would be repealed. At that time, brewers around the country began to scramble for technical assistance in revamping their breweries in time for repeal. Nowak wrote, "In spite of the unfavorable conditions prevailing in the brewing industry in America at the present time [i.e., that Prohibition had not yet been repealed], I thought it best to hasten publication in order that the knowledge, contained within the pages of this book, would be made available to the practical brewer without further loss of time." He continued, "For those not familiar with with the methods of doing business in the United States, it may be well for me to call attention to the fact that, whatever America does, is on a large scale, usually well financed, but must be done in a hurry. This accounts for many of the strange processes which the reader will find in subsequent pages of this book." The book includes over 30 illustrations.
Nowak had been author of a handful of brewing books in years past, and was editor of The Brewer's Art magazine.
Brewery Location and Architecture
Materials Used in Brewing
The Preparation of Brewing Water by Means of Electricity
The Nathan System
Beer and Its Constituents
Pure Yeast Culture
The Chillproofing and Stabilizing of Beer
The Rapid Aging of Beer
Modern Brewhouse and Cellar Design
Spent Grains Drying
Carbonic Acid Gas Collection, Storage and Carbonating of Beer
Beer Filtration with Diatomaceous Silica Filter-aids
A New Method for the Production of Sterile Beer Without Pasteurization
Modern Metals in the Brewery
Scientific Control of Brewing Operations
Calculations in Brewing Practice
The Principles of General Chemistry Summarized
Faulty Beer, Causes and Remedial Measures
Brief Outline of Bacteriology
Glossary of Brewing Terms
Useful Tables and Data