I would love to get a copy of "Methods of Analysis of the American Society of Brewing Chemists." There are all sorts of interesting things in there. This resource covers thing such as:
- Adjunct Materials
- Sugars and Syrups
- Brewers' Grains
- Flavored Alcohol Beverages
- Microbiological Control
- Filter Aids
- Packages and Packaging Materials
- Bottle Closures
- Sensory Analysis
- Statistical Analysis
- Tables for Extract Determination in Malt and Cereals
- Tables Related to Determinations on Wort, Beer, and Brewing Sugars and Syrups
Granted, that is waaaaaaaay more than I as a homebrewer would ever need, and it costs about $650. This is designed for the professional brewer who needs to make a living brewing beer. There is no way in the world I can get something like this, but it sure would be cool.
I am going to grow my own hops this year. I did last summer, but I built a shed on top of them and I doubt they will survive. I'd love to be able to measure the amount of alpha acids present in my own hops. I'm sure I can figure out how to do this, but I've always been a fan of not reinventing wheels.
I also want to measure the amount of unfermented sugars left in my beer. I could easily do this using the "phenol/sulfuric acid test," but again, why reinvent the wheel.
So, if you have a copy of "Methods of Analysis of the American Society of Brewing Chemists" and want to give it to me for zero dollars and zero cents, please feel free. I'll pay shipping.