Author Topic: Need some suggested reference books, materials, etc  (Read 159 times)

Offline Ken Stech

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Need some suggested reference books, materials, etc
« on: July 30, 2021, 05:18:30 PM »
I've been brewing for 30 plus years and I still do a lot of thing the way I was originally taught and so are my books and references. Still love my 1st Ed of "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing". by Charlie P. I'm working on changing old habits and want to start brewing New England IPAs, Sours, etc. Does anyone have some suggested reading? I recently bought "American Sour Beers" by Tonsmeire, Michael; "Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewer's Yeast" by Sparrow, Jeff and "Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink" by Mosher, Randy.

Thanks in advance.

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 24293
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • Dennybrew
Re: Need some suggested reference books, materials, etc
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2021, 05:24:29 PM »
If you've been brewing the same way for 30 years, you might benefit rrom Simple Homebrewing to help you reevaluate your process.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

Offline BrewnWKopperKat

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Need some suggested reference books, materials, etc
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 09:22:30 PM »
I'm working on changing old habits and want to start brewing New England IPAs, Sours, etc. Does anyone have some suggested reading?
On the process side: "Simple Homebrewing".

On the ingredients side: "The New IPA".

Resources: Homebrew Con presentations

Maybe there is (or will be?) an "Extreme Homebrewing Process Makeover" blog / podcast series somewhere ...
« Last Edit: July 30, 2021, 09:24:17 PM by BrewnWKopperKat »

Offline reverseapachemaster

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3491
    • Brain Sparging on Brewing
Re: Need some suggested reference books, materials, etc
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2021, 11:44:40 PM »
Tonsmeire's book and the Milk the Funk wiki (milkthefunk.com/wiki) are two good resources for brewing sour beer. Tonsmeire's book doesn't go a lot into kettle souring and to the extent it's covered there has been a lot of changes in ideas and processes since. The MTF wiki will be a better guide if that is your desired path.

Heck yeah I blog about homebrewing: Brain Sparging on Brewing