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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Brewing Cookbook
« on: January 25, 2013, 07:00:48 AM »
I did see Designing Great Beers while doing a recipe search and thought it would make a great future purchase.  I don't think I ready for designing just yet tho as i'm still a new brewer.  I really just want to brew different types (of other people's beers,  lol) so I can get a feel of what the different ingredients will do for me. Definitely on my future purchase list.

Appreciate all the great input,

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Brewing Cookbook
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:35:17 AM »
Thanks for all the replies. Brewing Classic Styles and Radical Brewing sounds worth checking out.

Quote from: garc_mall link=topic=14510.msg184446#msg184446
But I agree with Denny's recommendation of the AHA recipe database, and most homebrew shops have their own recipe books, which can be decent as well (More of a mixed bag though)

I went to Kuhnhenn Brewery last weekend and was really impressed with their beers. Now I'm wishing I'd gone into their shop to see if they  sell any of their recipes.  I did get a tour of their factory tho and had a really great time. Great owners and employees too. Half of them where walking around with a brew in their hands. What a job eh?

General Homebrew Discussion / Beer Brewing Cookbook
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:00:15 PM »
I was wondering if there was a cookbook with a collection of homebrew recipes? An on line search is not getting me what I'm looking for precisely. All I'm finding are mostly reference books. I have john Palmers " How to Brew" as well as the Zymurgy magazines. They are both excellent with some great recipes,  however it would be nice if I wanted to make a dark stout or an IPA not to have to search through 10 different books for a recipe.  I'm still very new at brewing and nowhere near ready to craft my own recipes. Still I thought it might be cheaper to buy the ingredients separately rather then in a kit.


Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Temp Change After Initial Fermintation
« on: January 21, 2013, 10:34:22 PM »
Thanks,  I was concerned about the temperature rising or fluctuating. I was wanting to bring the bucket up from the basement and  stick it in the closet while its settling so as to avoid child tampering and put another batch in the basement for fermenting where I know the temp is cooler and more stable.

Yeast and Fermentation / Temp Change After Initial Fermintation
« on: January 21, 2013, 02:01:46 AM »
I just brewed my first batch of beer last weekend. Everything went off without a hitch except that I've discovered I'm apparently not dexterous enough to hold two ends of the siphon hose without having the auto-siphon flip out of the brew pot and land on the floor. My brew is happily bubbling away and I'm thrilled to find (and a little suprised, that aha I did it moment) that it actually smells like beer.

So I'm already planning my next batch and I need to utilize that space I have for fermenting. I was wondering if I could move my fermenting bucket after initial fermentation to another spot that may not be as temp controlled. You know during aging and settling? Or should the temp stay constant during the entire fermenting/aging period?

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