Brewing Made Easy, 2nd Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Beer at Home - Joe Fisher, Dennis Fisher

This is the "how to brew" book that I wish came with my brew kit.  I am grateful to this book for dispelling a few misunderstandings I had gathered from my initial reading of other materials, and for generally explaining brewing in an easy to understand, direct manner.  This book will guide you through a first batch, offers a range of recipes for further brewing, and even offers guidance for creating your own recipes and blends.