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Title: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
Post by: bluesman on December 11, 2013, 04:08:09 AM
Check this out...Denny's co-written a new book.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/Dennysnewbook_zps9e7faab6.jpg)
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Post by: gmac on December 11, 2013, 05:51:24 AM
How come his is the only name I recognize?
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Post by: punatic on December 11, 2013, 08:11:41 AM
Wasn't the author Vice President back in the day?   ???
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Post by: philm63 on December 11, 2013, 02:10:09 PM
Wouldn't that have been Spiro? Crap; just aged myself!
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 11, 2013, 02:42:42 PM
How come his is the only name I recognize?
Billy Broas has a blog I have read, and videos I have watched. The other 2 guys and the Author/editor?
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Post by: metron-brewer on December 11, 2013, 03:03:41 PM
Michael Agnew is "Minnesota's first Certified Cicerone"

http://www.aperfectpint.net/services.htm
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Post by: kylekohlmorgen on December 11, 2013, 03:05:10 PM
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: BillyBrew.com. He also writes for HomebrewAcademy.com. Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?
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Post by: metron-brewer on December 11, 2013, 03:10:14 PM
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: BillyBrew.com. He also writes for HomebrewAcademy.com. Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?

Available on Amazon for Pre-Order. Looks like January release.
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Post by: thebigbaker on December 11, 2013, 03:31:14 PM
When I first started to homebrew, I bookmarked Billybrew.com as a reference and will still go by the site every now and then to see what's going on.  Great blog site with some really good info.  Looks like a promising book. 
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Post by: duboman on December 11, 2013, 03:57:47 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Craft-Beer-Homebrewer-Michael-Agnew/dp/0760344744/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386777358&sr=8-1&keywords=craft+beer+for+the+homebrewer (http://www.amazon.com/Craft-Beer-Homebrewer-Michael-Agnew/dp/0760344744/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386777358&sr=8-1&keywords=craft+beer+for+the+homebrewer)

Here's the pre-order link on amazon!

Way to go Denny!
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Post by: denny on December 11, 2013, 04:38:31 PM
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: BillyBrew.com. He also writes for HomebrewAcademy.com. Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?

No advice, just recipes, right from the brewmasters.
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Post by: denny on December 11, 2013, 04:39:11 PM
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: BillyBrew.com. He also writes for HomebrewAcademy.com. Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?

Available on Amazon for Pre-Order. Looks like January release.

Ships Dec. 16. goes on sale Jan. 1.
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Post by: bluesman on December 11, 2013, 05:23:20 PM
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: BillyBrew.com. He also writes for HomebrewAcademy.com. Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?

Available on Amazon for Pre-Order. Looks like January release.

Ships Dec. 16. goes on sale Jan. 1.

So this is what I have to look forward to when I retire...? :)

Congrats Denny!
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Post by: Alewyfe on December 11, 2013, 05:51:01 PM
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: BillyBrew.com. He also writes for HomebrewAcademy.com. Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?

Available on Amazon for Pre-Order. Looks like January release.

Ships Dec. 16. goes on sale Jan. 1.
Glad you got'er done Denny. I was hoping that photos would've given me an excuse to head to the hinterlands for a visit though. Look forward to perusing my copy. Bet you'll even sign it for me.;)
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Post by: denny on December 11, 2013, 05:55:52 PM
Diane, that's not the book that Drew and I are doing.  This is another one, where I just contributed a few recipes.  "Experimental Brewing" is still in progress, hopefully finished by the end of this year and released next Nov.
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on December 11, 2013, 06:03:19 PM
Michael Agnew is a relatively prominent figure in the Twin Cities beer scene.  He regularly writes beer columns for the major local publications.  I ran into him at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis back in September.  Nice guy, and extremely knowledgeable!

Congrats on the co-authorship, Denny!  That's awesome!
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Post by: Alewyfe on December 11, 2013, 06:14:15 PM
Diane, that's not the book that Drew and I are doing.  This is another one, where I just contributed a few recipes.  "Experimental Brewing" is still in progress, hopefully finished by the end of this year and released next Nov.
You're supposed to be retired now! Good-oh for having an opportunity to do even more in a pursuit you're both knowledgable and passionate about. (See, I don't hold any hard feelings about the "16" you scored my beer in that "mystery beer" challenge....btw, you were the high score of the 4 judges......you slime sucking !@$$#) I still think it was funny you guys had to taste that stuff.
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Post by: denny on December 11, 2013, 06:16:37 PM
You're supposed to be retired now! Good-oh for having an opportunity to do even more in a pursuit you're both knowledgable and passionate about. (See, I don't hold any hard feelings about the "16" you scored my beer in that "mystery beer" challenge....btw, you were the high score of the 4 judges......you slime sucking !@$$#) I still think it was funny you guys had to taste that stuff.

I gotta say that after smelling it, we all looked at each other like "Oh my God, we've got to drink this!".  But we did....
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Post by: denny on December 11, 2013, 06:18:04 PM
Michael Agnew is a relatively prominent figure in the Twin Cities beer scene.  He regularly writes beer columns for the major local publications.  I ran into him at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis back in September.  Nice guy, and extremely knowledgeable!

Congrats on the co-authorship, Denny!  That's awesome!

I was just a minor contributor, but it's still a thrill to see my name on the cover.
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Post by: tschmidlin on December 12, 2013, 05:59:28 AM
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: BillyBrew.com. He also writes for HomebrewAcademy.com. Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?

Available on Amazon for Pre-Order. Looks like January release.

Ships Dec. 16. goes on sale Jan. 1.
So you say . . . but amazon says it won't be delivered until 1/17. ;)
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Post by: denny on December 12, 2013, 05:18:45 PM
So you say . . . but amazon says it won't be delivered until 1/17. ;)

Hey, I'm just quoting the party line!  ;)
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Post by: bluesman on December 12, 2013, 05:40:24 PM
So Denny, now that your a hip celebrity, and spending all this time writing books, when are you going to have time to brew now? :))
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Post by: thebigbaker on December 12, 2013, 05:48:47 PM
So Denny, now that your a hip celebrity, and spending all this time writing books, when are you going to have time to brew now? :))

Now that he's a hip celebrity, does this mean we are one step closer to the Denny and Keith reality TV show?
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Post by: Alewyfe on December 12, 2013, 05:54:13 PM
Wow, I'd totally watch that!
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Post by: HoosierBrew on December 12, 2013, 05:59:42 PM
With all the crap on TV today, I'd actually watch that one !
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Post by: denny on December 12, 2013, 06:35:08 PM
So Denny, now that your a hip celebrity, and spending all this time writing books, when are you going to have time to brew now? :))

When the book's done!  Actually, with the weather the way it is, the brewery is closed down until it warms up.
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Post by: denny on December 12, 2013, 06:35:46 PM
So Denny, now that your a hip celebrity, and spending all this time writing books, when are you going to have time to brew now? :))

Now that he's a hip celebrity, does this mean we are one step closer to the Denny and Keith reality TV show?

Damn, now THAT would be fun!
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Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on December 12, 2013, 09:53:18 PM
Diane, that's not the book that Drew and I are doing.  This is another one, where I just contributed a few recipes.  "Experimental Brewing" is still in progress, hopefully finished by the end of this year and released next Nov.

Tell me how and when I can get my signed copy ;D
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Post by: denny on December 12, 2013, 10:01:09 PM
Diane, that's not the book that Drew and I are doing.  This is another one, where I just contributed a few recipes.  "Experimental Brewing" is still in progress, hopefully finished by the end of this year and released next Nov.

Tell me how and when I can get my signed copy ;D

When will be next Nov. for "Experimental Brewing".  How?  Well, first you come to my house, then you go to Drew's....:)
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Post by: gmac on December 13, 2013, 10:01:11 PM
Diane, that's not the book that Drew and I are doing.  This is another one, where I just contributed a few recipes.  "Experimental Brewing" is still in progress, hopefully finished by the end of this year and released next Nov.

Tell me how and when I can get my signed copy ;D

When will be next Nov. for "Experimental Brewing".  How?  Well, first you come to my house, then you go to Drew's....:)

Do we have to bring you beer in exchange for a signature? 
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Post by: denny on December 13, 2013, 10:12:21 PM
Do we have to bring you beer in exchange for a signature?

Well, it couldn't hurt...but no.  ;)
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Post by: AleForce on January 28, 2014, 07:07:13 PM
Just received my copy of "Craft Beer for the Homebrewer".   Nicely layout and every recipe looks tasty.
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Post by: Jimmy K on January 28, 2014, 07:14:15 PM
Diane, that's not the book that Drew and I are doing.  This is another one, where I just contributed a few recipes.  "Experimental Brewing" is still in progress, hopefully finished by the end of this year and released next Nov.

Tell me how and when I can get my signed copy ;D

When will be next Nov. for "Experimental Brewing".  How?  Well, first you come to my house, then you go to Drew's.... :)
You just invited the internet over. Hope your kegs are full.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 28, 2014, 07:25:40 PM
My copy shipped. Will go right to the Elevated IPA recipe, loved that one while in NM.
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Post by: HoosierBrew on January 28, 2014, 07:27:01 PM
Just received my copy of "Craft Beer for the Homebrewer".   Nicely layout and every recipe looks tasty.

+1.  Nice looking book. The recipes look solid.
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Post by: Slowbrew on January 28, 2014, 10:14:09 PM
My copy got turned over to the Post Office this morning so I should see it tomorrow. 

I just need to finish reading Water and then get through Doctor Sleep and I can start the new one.   ::)

Paul
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Post by: jeffy on January 28, 2014, 10:16:23 PM
My copy got turned over to the Post Office this morning so I should see it tomorrow. 

I just need to finish reading Water and then get through Doctor Sleep and I can start the new one.   ::)

Paul

I have barely begun Water, but finished Dr. Sleep a couple weeks ago.
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Post by: denny on January 29, 2014, 04:06:08 PM
I was really pleased by how nice the book looks.  Makes me really excited to see what they do with ours.  Brewed the Hop Stoopid recipe a couple days ago.  323 monkey fightin' IBUs!
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Post by: bluesman on January 29, 2014, 05:24:38 PM
I was really pleased by how nice the book looks.  Makes me really excited to see what they do with ours.  Brewed the Hop Stoopid recipe a couple days ago.  323 monkey fightin' IBUs!

Any chance your new book will be in Grand Rapids for NHC? Book signing??
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Post by: denny on January 29, 2014, 06:20:57 PM
I was really pleased by how nice the book looks.  Makes me really excited to see what they do with ours.  Brewed the Hop Stoopid recipe a couple days ago.  323 monkey fightin' IBUs!

Any chance your new book will be in Grand Rapids for NHC? Book signing??

Nope, not out til Nov.  I wish it was otherwise.  I'm not sure how the AHA would feel about us promoting a book not from BP.  Hopefully OK!  Drew and I applied to do a seminar together based on the book, though, so if it gets accepted you'll at least get a preview.  It should be kinda like the "Car Talk" of homebrewing.
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Post by: ynotbrusum on January 29, 2014, 06:58:18 PM
It should be kinda like the "Car Talk" of homebrewing.

Which one of you is Tom and which one is Ray?  I can hear it now "Whatever you do, don't brew like my brother....."  and the "Puzzler".
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Post by: denny on January 29, 2014, 07:21:52 PM
It should be kinda like the "Car Talk" of homebrewing.

Which one of you is Tom and which one is Ray?  I can hear it now "Whatever you do, don't brew like my brother....."  and the "Puzzler".

Pretty obvious...I'm Tom.  I've even got the goofy laugh!
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Post by: ynotbrusum on February 02, 2014, 02:01:53 PM
Got mine yesterday - the lager at 75 degrees intrigues me, greatly. Cali yeast that warm...interesting!

Seems like a fun read to start a Sunday morning after a double batch Saturday.

Well done authors!
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Post by: duboman on February 19, 2014, 11:08:54 PM
Article and advertised

http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/nations-top-brewmasters-share-recipes-new-book/
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Post by: ynotbrusum on February 20, 2014, 03:23:23 AM
I recommend this book - it gives insight to the pros, interesting recipes, and quite a bit of regional flavor.  I like this style of book - it is not overly technical, but gives you a great feel for the beers, brewers and philosophies involved.  A good read in any event!
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Post by: duboman on February 20, 2014, 01:54:30 PM

I recommend this book - it gives insight to the pros, interesting recipes, and quite a bit of regional flavor.  I like this style of book - it is not overly technical, but gives you a great feel for the beers, brewers and philosophies involved.  A good read in any event!

Likewise, I think the book is really nice and straightforward. Enjoyed reading about the breweries and the simple layout. The photos are great, definitely a quality book!
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Post by: denny on February 20, 2014, 04:20:35 PM
I recommend this book - it gives insight to the pros, interesting recipes, and quite a bit of regional flavor.  I like this style of book - it is not overly technical, but gives you a great feel for the beers, brewers and philosophies involved.  A good read in any event!

Thanks for the kind words!
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Post by: Stevie on February 24, 2014, 03:36:22 PM
http://www.chicagonow.com/hoppy-times/2014/02/craft-beer-for-the-homebrewer/
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Post by: denny on February 24, 2014, 04:08:12 PM
http://www.chicagonow.com/hoppy-times/2014/02/craft-beer-for-the-homebrewer/

Yeah, it's been getting really good reviews.
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Post by: HoosierBrew on February 24, 2014, 04:53:25 PM
http://www.chicagonow.com/hoppy-times/2014/02/craft-beer-for-the-homebrewer/

Yeah, it's been getting really good reviews.

Deservedly so. The content is good, and the photography is top notch. Glad I got it.
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Post by: narvin on February 25, 2014, 12:20:04 PM
Awesome!  Just saw this since I've been out of the loop lately.  Will have to pick it up.