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Offline jeffy

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Re: What book should I buy with my AHA renewal code?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2023, 02:43:25 pm »
I reference BLAM more than the other two.
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Re: What book should I buy with my AHA renewal code?
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2023, 03:30:45 pm »
I reference BLAM more than the other two.

Same here. Radical isn't my thing. Tried a bunch of Gordon's recipes,  but his tastes are different than mine.
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Re: What book should I buy with my AHA renewal code?
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2023, 03:45:09 pm »
According to the model, I should pick Stan Hieronymus' Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer.

It's my least favorite of his books in an otherwise very strong catalog. It falls victim to the same problem pretty much all of the BP books started falling into around that time where they tried to make the book a jack of all trades and a master of none. The first half of the book has little relation to one another. The encyclopedia of ingredients is good and covers many not covered by other homebrewing books about foraged or homegrown ingredients. The recipes in the back are good. IMO if you brew with garden or foraged ingredients, it's another one to add to the small pile of books on the subject. Otherwise, maybe one to pass.

A great book on the same subject is The Homebrewer's Almanac by the people at Scratch which includes a bunch of their actual ingredients.
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Re: What book should I buy with my AHA renewal code?
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2023, 08:09:13 am »
I reference BLAM more than the other two.

Same here. Radical isn't my thing. Tried a bunch of Gordon's recipes,  but his tastes are different than mine.

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Re: What book should I buy with my AHA renewal code?
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2023, 05:15:30 pm »
According to the model, I should pick Stan Hieronymus' Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer.

It's my least favorite of his books in an otherwise very strong catalog. It falls victim to the same problem pretty much all of the BP books started falling into around that time where they tried to make the book a jack of all trades and a master of none.

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A great book on the same subject is The Homebrewer's Almanac by the people at Scratch which includes a bunch of their actual ingredients.

Ack. That's disappointing to hear. I already have The Homebrewer's Garden. Do you think BL:A-GB'd be redundant?
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Re: What book should I buy with my AHA renewal code?
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2023, 09:27:38 pm »
Ack. That's disappointing to hear. I already have The Homebrewer's Garden. Do you think BL:A-GB'd be redundant?

No, not really. The Homebrewer's Garden is narrowly focused on hops, grain and more traditional brewing and garden herbs. Brewing Local has a more expansive discussion of ingredients and comes with modern recipes from brewers. Brewing Local is also not about growing at all. If you're looking for an encyclopedia of ingredients you could brew with, Brewing Local is a better book. If you're looking for advice on growing those ingredients, it's not the book for you at all.
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