The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian
I am a homebrewer. I enjoy making beer, drinking beer, and sharing beer with other people. Beer serves an important function in our society. It is a social lubricant that brings people together from different walks of life to solve the world's problems over a pint of beer. Charlie Papazian inspired me to brew my first beer. He is the Godfather of Homebrewing and the Complete Joy is the Bible of Homebrewing. It guides you from start to finish with one simple philosophy: "Relax, don't worry, and have a homebrew." Future generations should know how to brew beer at home and enjoy the fruits of their labors.