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Title: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: oscarvan on September 26, 2011, 10:02:02 PM
In my study, about a foot below my ceiling is a bookshelf that runs around the room.....So I i'm sitting here with a bud having a home brew and he's reading the titles: Mark Twain, Jimmy Buffet, Frank Zappa, Rush Limbo, Tim Allen and ........ Charlie Papazian.... WAIT, Charlie can't be up there yet, he's "current"...... So I get the stool out and get the book down. Now, I sign and date my books when I buy them......12/92 WHAT? I do not remember buying that, or reading it for that matter, and that happened 20 years ago? OK, so I have the current copy that I bought last year......I guess I have two now...... :o :o :o
Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: EHall on September 26, 2011, 10:09:42 PM
I'd say either stop drinking so much or stop smokin so much...

*cough, cough*
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Post by: morticaixavier on September 26, 2011, 10:10:38 PM
ahh oscar it was destiny!! you were meant for this hobby.

Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: euge on September 26, 2011, 10:42:25 PM
I'd say either stop drinking so much or stop smokin so much...

*cough, cough*

ahh oscar it was destiny!! you were meant for this hobby.



Like others as so it seems. 8)
Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: bluesman on September 26, 2011, 11:53:33 PM
Perhaps all of that high altitude time has compressed the memory.  :)

Nice find!  ;)
Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: oscarvan on September 27, 2011, 12:08:13 AM
OK, after further investigation it turns out to be a second edition.....They are now happily reunited next to each other......
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Post by: euge on September 27, 2011, 12:15:45 AM
I read that book and brewed my first beer around that time. Was it 92-93? Wish I still had the copy. Nice find... You must have had a passing fancy and got distracted. Is there much of a difference in the editions?
Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: oscarvan on September 27, 2011, 12:18:34 AM
I read that book and brewed my first beer around that time. Was it 92-93? Wish I still had the copy. Nice find... You must have had a passing fancy and got distracted. Is there much of a difference in the editions?

Dunno, will have to go through them, side by side, page by page...... in my copious spare time.......
Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: Will's Swill on September 27, 2011, 12:37:02 AM
If by second edition, you mean _The New Complete Joy_ and you're comparing it to the third edition, there are quite a few differences, particularly in the recipes.
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Post by: jeffy on September 27, 2011, 12:40:16 AM
The first one I bought, I think it was 1990, had no index.  The next edition was quite an improvement just for that.
Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: oscarvan on September 27, 2011, 12:49:07 AM
If by second edition, you mean _The New Complete Joy_ and you're comparing it to the third edition, there are quite a few differences, particularly in the recipes.

It is indeed the "new"....
Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: beersk on September 28, 2011, 10:11:53 PM
Didn't you starting brewing only last year?  Took a long time for the spark to catch, huh?  I think my mom gave me a 1st or 2nd edition a while ago that I don't know where it is now...oh well.  I already had a 3rd edition, so I was all, I don't need it, blah blah blah...
Title: Re: Whoaaaaaa!!!!!!!
Post by: Tristan on October 01, 2011, 12:46:14 AM
Nice "find!"  I love that book and just read it for the first time this month.  The way concepts are described really increased my understanding.  One of my co-workers dropped by my office last year and said, "Hey I found this book at a thrift store for 50 cents and thought of you."  I couldn't believe it!  I thanked her and told her that I'd been meaning to buy a copy of the book for years.