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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2018, 03:11:04 PM »
I own "Brewing Classic Styles" and have had great success brewing beers from that book and adapting recipes from ones in that book. Is there a suggested "next" book that would be a good follow-up with more good recipes, etc?

Thanks!

Surprised no one has mentioned Ray Daniels. If you want the best follow up to BCS then Designing Great Beers is what you are looking for. Ray's credentials are unmatched:

https://www.brewerspublications.com/products/designing-great-beers-the-ultimate-guide-to-brewing-classic-beer-styles

Unfortunately that book is so outmormdte that it's usefulness i really in question.
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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2018, 04:40:00 PM »
I own "Brewing Classic Styles" and have had great success brewing beers from that book and adapting recipes from ones in that book. Is there a suggested "next" book that would be a good follow-up with more good recipes, etc?

Thanks!

Surprised no one has mentioned Ray Daniels. If you want the best follow up to BCS then Designing Great Beers is what you are looking for. Ray's credentials are unmatched:

https://www.brewerspublications.com/products/designing-great-beers-the-ultimate-guide-to-brewing-classic-beer-styles

Unfortunately that book is so outmormdte that it's usefulness i really in question.

I think Ray would agree.
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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2018, 06:36:17 PM »
I own "Brewing Classic Styles" and have had great success brewing beers from that book and adapting recipes from ones in that book. Is there a suggested "next" book that would be a good follow-up with more good recipes, etc?

Thanks!

Surprised no one has mentioned Ray Daniels. If you want the best follow up to BCS then Designing Great Beers is what you are looking for. Ray's credentials are unmatched:

https://www.brewerspublications.com/products/designing-great-beers-the-ultimate-guide-to-brewing-classic-beer-styles

Unfortunately that book is so outmormdte that it's usefulness i really in question.

I think Ray would agree.

I know he would.  I've talked to him about it.
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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2018, 10:55:27 PM »
I own "Brewing Classic Styles" and have had great success brewing beers from that book and adapting recipes from ones in that book. Is there a suggested "next" book that would be a good follow-up with more good recipes, etc?

Thanks!

Surprised no one has mentioned Ray Daniels. If you want the best follow up to BCS then Designing Great Beers is what you are looking for. Ray's credentials are unmatched:

https://www.brewerspublications.com/products/designing-great-beers-the-ultimate-guide-to-brewing-classic-beer-styles

Unfortunately that book is so outmormdte that it's usefulness i really in question.
If "outmormdte" means what I think it does, I'd say the same goes for the whole BA Classic Beer Style Series as well.
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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2018, 05:42:02 AM »
I own "Brewing Classic Styles" and have had great success brewing beers from that book and adapting recipes from ones in that book. Is there a suggested "next" book that would be a good follow-up with more good recipes, etc?

Thanks!

Surprised no one has mentioned Ray Daniels. If you want the best follow up to BCS then Designing Great Beers is what you are looking for. Ray's credentials are unmatched:

https://www.brewerspublications.com/products/designing-great-beers-the-ultimate-guide-to-brewing-classic-beer-styles

Unfortunately that book is so outmormdte that it's usefulness i really in question.

I think Ray would agree.

I know he would.  I've talked to him about it.

I kind of felt this way upon reading it 5-6 years ago when I first got it. It seemed like a great book for the time it was published, but it stopped being relevant. Kind of a shame, because you can tell Ray put a ton of work and love into it.

I really enjoyed Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. I'd recommend borrowing Homebrew Allstars, as it's a great jumping off point. It's a great collection of sources, and I feel like going through that might help you find the next topic you'd like to dive into. I don't really read homebrew books for the recipes though, so take that as you will.

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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2018, 08:26:57 AM »
outmormdte?????

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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2018, 11:38:52 AM »
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. And mine is: compared to the other books offered as follow ups they pail in comparison to DGB's. There is a wealth of historical information as well as great starting points for recipe development. Taken together it's an excellent resource.

Ray is modest, I know, I've talked to him too . . .(since we seem to find it important to drop names).


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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2018, 01:48:14 PM »
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. And mine is: compared to the other books offered as follow ups they pail in comparison to DGB's. There is a wealth of historical information as well as great starting points for recipe development. Taken together it's an excellent resource.

Ray is modest, I know, I've talked to him too . . .(since we seem to find it important to drop names).


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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2018, 03:13:59 PM »
outmormdte?????

That's what happens when you type with one finger under the influence of painkillers.
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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2018, 03:35:38 PM »
outmormdte?????

That's what happens when you type with one finger under the influence of painkillers.
That does explain some of the "words" in some of your recent posts,  Denny.  But I always understand exactly what they mean.   Now I'm kinda worried about my brain.  :o
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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2018, 03:49:00 PM »
outmormdte?????

That's what happens when you type with one finger under the influence of painkillers.
That does explain some of the "words" in some of your recent posts,  Denny.  But I always understand exactly what they mean.   Now I'm kinda worried about my brain.  :o

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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2018, 09:50:11 PM »
As long as Denny doesn't start typing "covfefe" I think we are okay. 8)

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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2018, 10:13:05 PM »
outmormdte?????

That's what happens when you type with one finger under the influence of painkillers.
That does explain some of the "words" in some of your recent posts,  Denny.  But I always understand exactly what they mean.   Now I'm kinda worried about my brain.  :o
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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2018, 11:14:05 PM »
outmormdte?????

That's what happens when you type with one finger under the influence of painkillers.
That does explain some of the "words" in some of your recent posts,  Denny.  But I always understand exactly what they mean.   Now I'm kinda worried about my brain.  :o
I recently saw an ad for a t-shirt that read, "1N73LL1G3NC3 15 7H3 4B1L17Y 70 4D4P7 70 CH4NG3"
In spite of comprehending this, I still get upset when people use "their", "there" and "they're" wrong.
Very cool, Jeffy!

I am reminded that written language is, in its origins,  a crude and "just good enough" attempt to suggest to the recipient the sounds of spoken language,  which is primary for us humans.  Literacy may have made us forget that.  Texting and autocorrupt, ironically, seem to be returning us to the fundamentals of human culture.  Or maybe just shoving us into that handbasket, either way.

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Re: What's next after "Brewing Classic Styles"?
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2018, 03:58:48 PM »
Or perhaps texting is just training us to lower our standard of expectation of what really qualifies as "communication".
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