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Old Brewing Texts
« on: January 04, 2014, 12:59:36 PM »
Does anybody know of any old brewing texts that are available to the general public? I don't can't read the German language so preferably the texts are translated, but I wont let that stop me :)

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Re: Old Brewing Texts
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 11:36:32 AM »
I got "Yeast" by Thomas Huxley, "A Treatise on the Brewing of Beer" by E. Hughes, and "The Practical Distiller" by Samuel McHarry on my Kindle. Amazon had the electronic versions for free. Worth every penny.
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Re: Old Brewing Texts
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 03:59:51 PM »
I once requested an old book on malting on inter-library loan. It was amazing (can't remember the name right now). It was originally published in the late 1800s so some of the info was out of date but still an amazing book.

Eventually I had to return it and when I tried to take it out again the Librarian looked it up and said NO! Turns out it was one of maybe 2 or 3 copies of this book still in existence and should never have left the UC Davis library  ::) ahh well, it was fun while it lasted.
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Re: Old Brewing Texts
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 04:16:06 PM »
Slightly off-topic, but Ron Pattinson's new book about historical beers looks pretty interesting:

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/

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Re: Old Brewing Texts
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 05:07:29 PM »
There's actually a fair amount of old texts and papers on brewing on Scribd. I've downloaded a number of pdf's from there in the past.
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Re: Old Brewing Texts
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 05:14:55 PM »
Adding to Alewyfe's post, you can download Wahl-Henius(1902) from here:

http://books.google.com/books/about/American_Handy_book_of_the_Brewing_Malti.html?id=ppYKAAAAMAAJ

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Re: Old Brewing Texts
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 09:31:08 AM »
If you can find texts online in other languages through some of the free online libraries, like archive.org, you can run them through Google's translation service. It won't create a perfect translation but it will be readable.
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Re: Old Brewing Texts
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 10:34:31 AM »
There are also some texts available on the Project Gutenberg website - try searching under "brewing" to start (here is the link with based on that search: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=brewing). 
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Re: Old Brewing Texts
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 04:15:18 PM »
Bunch of PDF's I have collected over the years. Most are historical brewing texts.

http://www.titaniumbrewing.com/Brewing_E-books.rar

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