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Offline TMX

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Re: Books for noobs
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2015, 06:26:52 am »

Not sure I get what you are saying here. Just because we have more grains and hops to choose from we can't use this book anymore?

DGB walks the dog through many of the basic processes of the brewing day, it also gives you a great foundation on how and where all the "numbers" come from, and then why they are important.

I guess in the end, it comes down to where and what you learned the most from.  I have been brewing for almost 8 years, and did not read the Joy of Homebrewing until last year, I don't feel I missed out on anything. I used the online version of How to Brew, but have never read the whole book.

Every time I feel I need to look something up in a book Designing Great Beers is the first on I pick up.


It's not that you can't use it, it's more like you have to know enough to avoid less than great ideas in it.  For instance (going by memory so I could be wrong), we now know that crystal malt isn't a real component of Ofest.   But when DGB was written, continental Munich mlt wasn't widely available, so crystal was used to kinda mimic it.  Kinda....

Good point Denny. You. Always chime  in with points I had not thought about
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