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From the mad scientists who brought you Experimental Homebrewing comes an all-new type of brewing book. For the first time, drop by the garage - err, we mean brewery - of 25 of today's most talented homebrewers. Pick their brains about ingredients and equipment, learn their techniques, and of course, try their recipes.
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