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Decoction! the book.
« on: December 03, 2010, 07:07:40 PM »
Did anybody read this book?
Decoction! by Ronald Pattinson



http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/decoction/12430672

What is the review?
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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 12:44:26 PM »
Is the author the vampire dude from Twilight?
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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 12:53:20 PM »
Did anybody read this book?
Decoction! by Ronald Pattinson



http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/decoction/12430672

What is the review?

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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 12:56:57 PM »
The author has a blog  - http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/

He's quite opinionated, but clearly very passionate, an interested in historical beers. There's been some collaboration with Kris England. I haven't read the book, but my guess is that it will be an interesting read, but not necessarily the last word on the topic. My feeling is that the books, self-published as they are via lulu, are all way too expensive.
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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 05:04:40 PM »
Looks like an good read. I'm particularly interested in the "extinct German top-fermenting beer styles."

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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 05:25:29 PM »
My feeling is that the books, self-published as they are via lulu, are all way too expensive.
You can get a PDF copy for $8.25.
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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 08:12:25 AM »
I read his last book, "Everybody but me is an idiot", but didn't care for it.   ::)
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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 09:31:42 AM »
I read his last book, "Everybody but me is an idiot", but didn't care for it.   ::)

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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 10:26:28 AM »
I read his last book, "Everybody but me is an idiot", but didn't care for it.   ::)

I love this comment, and I'm sure Ron would too.

By the way, I have had some great personal email exchanges with him.  His blog is great, but there is a bit of information overload, so a lot of the good bits (including his scathing rants and brilliant sarcastic wit) get a little lost in the sheer mass of it all.

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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 07:14:02 PM »
My feeling is that the books, self-published as they are via lulu, are all way too expensive.
You can get a PDF copy for $8.25.

That's probably what I will opt for. I'm curious about what he has to say on a topic on which I have seen a lot of passionate discussion.

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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 10:41:22 AM »
My feeling is that the books, self-published as they are via lulu, are all way too expensive.
You can get a PDF copy for $8.25.

That's probably what I will opt for. I'm curious about what he has to say on a topic on which I have seen a lot of passionate discussion.

Kai

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Coupon is valid till end of the month and is valid in US only (if that matters for electronic purchase)

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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010, 11:40:01 AM »
Did the coupon code get lost.

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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2010, 02:21:04 PM »
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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2010, 07:27:49 PM »
So I jumped on it and got the PDF. $7 was a good price. Considering that I once bought "Brew Chem 101" for $10 and it turned out a rather poor book.

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Re: Decoction! the book.
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2010, 08:09:26 PM »
Could you report back when you are done reading?

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