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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2011, 10:16:28 AM »
whoops.  i glossed over the bedtime reading part....  designing great beers is pretty in depth and not really casual reading.  i agree.
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2011, 10:31:35 AM »
whoops.  i glossed over the bedtime reading part....  designing great beers is pretty in depth and not really casual reading.  i agree.

Something to keep in mind about DGB is that it's getting very dated at this point.  There are a lot of new ingredients and techniques that aren't covered in the book. 
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2011, 10:36:47 AM »
All these titles are great guys

Looking for both light reading and more detailed indepth books as well.

Wife and I have a book shelf in our room, I have one shelf to myself that are all pretty much DIY type books for my various hobbies. Aquariums saltwater and fresh, reptiles, classic cars and now beer! I think this is going to be one of the most rewarding hobbies ive ever had because other get to really try my beer and share with me what they think.

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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2011, 11:15:26 AM »
I have quite a beer library, collected over the past 20 years.  The one I reach for most for reference is Brewing Lager Beer by the late Greg Noonan.
For recipe formulation help I like Brewing Classic Styles.
For general recreational reading I like Radical Brewing.
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2011, 11:37:58 AM »
I love Radical Brewing for crazy ideas for recipes and weird ingredients.  This is probably my favorite book.

How to Brew for technical info.

The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing for beginners because I think it is a better starter book.

Various style books for the appropriate styles.

Lots of recipe books that I look at for ideas, but Brewing Classic Styles is my favorite for great recipes to start from.

I haven't delved in to any of the new books yet, they're in the pile though :)
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2011, 11:42:13 AM »
Every year around Big Brew time (May-ish?), I add to my book collection by getting whatever book AHA is offering free with renewal.  :)
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2011, 11:55:48 AM »
whoops.  i glossed over the bedtime reading part....  designing great beers is pretty in depth and not really casual reading.  i agree.

Something to keep in mind about DGB is that it's getting very dated at this point.  There are a lot of new ingredients and techniques that aren't covered in the book. 

Although DGB is very good for summaries of style history.
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2011, 12:40:31 PM »
Something to keep in mind about DGB is that it's getting very dated at this point.  There are a lot of new ingredients and techniques that aren't covered in the book. 

Although DGB is very good for summaries of style history.

Yep....just watch those recipes in there.  Many of the award winning beers would be made differently these days due to different ingredients being available.
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