Heiss, Philipp. Die Bierbrauerei mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Dickmaischbrauerei.... nebst einem Anhang: Die einfache und doppelte Buchführung für Braugeschäfte. [The Brewery with a Special Focus on Thick Mash Brewing.... Together with the Appendix: Single and Double Bookkeeping for Brewing Businesses.]
Augsburg: Lampart and Comp., 1881. 230 by 160mm (9 by 6¼ inches). Contemporary half calf; XII, 540 pp. + 3 folding plates. Seventh revised and enlarged edition. In German. Illustrated with 61 woodcuts and 3 fold-out plates.
Very good with medium to heavy rubbing of calf; interior lightly browned but crisp.
Extensive and detailed technical guide to brewing beer, with an emphasis on “thick mash”. The book also covers a wide range of international beers such as Belgian ales, English black malt, and pale india ales. Major German breweries and their specific techniques are explained in detailed comparison tables. With technical guides such as this one it is no wonder that German brewing “know-how” was exported around the world with most older breweries in the United States and Mexico founded by German immigrants. The 120-page addendum addresses accounting and bookkeeping for breweries. The author was brew master at Spaten in Munich, still a major brewery today. Your cataloguer’s favorite German beer: Doppelbock.
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