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beer Books?
« on: February 21, 2011, 09:00:29 AM »
To those die-hard home brewing fanatics

What is the must have book for great home brewing knowledge. Looking for some light reading before bed, cant hurt to learn at the same time.

Would love to add a couple of beer books to my library.

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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 09:09:10 AM »
some i enjoy....

brew like a monk
extreme brewing
tasting beer
the brewmasters table
radical brewing
designing great beers
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 09:10:57 AM »
Thanks deepsouth,

im going to check them out

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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 09:18:26 AM »
What is the must have book for great home brewing knowledge.

How to Brew by John Palmer
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 09:21:21 AM »
Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Z and John Palmer is another good book.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 09:27:26 AM »
How To Brew, of course.  Designing Great Beers is a nice book for in-depth coverage of a variety of styles (although not all are included).  BCS has a recipe for most styles and good brewing tips.  I'd also recommend Yeast, a new release that has some of the newer advice you can get regarding ferm temps, starters, etc.
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 09:27:40 AM »
What is the must have book for great home brewing knowledge.

How to Brew by John Palmer


i assumed he had that one, so i didn't mention it.  

to the OP, if you don't have this one, get it first.  there is an online free version of this as well.

cheers.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 09:28:03 AM »
Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Z and John Palmer is another good book.

this one is very nice as well! 
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 09:28:58 AM »
i assumed he had that one, so i didn't mention it.  

to the OP, if you don't have this one, get it first.  there is an online free version of this as well.

cheers.

Although the print 3rd edition is by far the best version.
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 09:31:42 AM »
i assumed he had that one, so i didn't mention it. 

to the OP, if you don't have this one, get it first.  there is an online free version of this as well.

cheers.

Although the print 3rd edition is by far the best version.


true that.  plus, i like to have an actual book to flip through.  lots harder to cross-reference stuff on the internetz.
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 09:40:52 AM »
sweet, thanks everyone. This is a great list to start with.

going to hit up my local 1/2 priced books 1st and then go from there.

The only book I currently on came with my brew kit

Home Beermaking by Wimmiam Moore 3rd edition

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 09:42:22 AM »
not mentioned yet, and since you don't have it....

the complete joy of homebrewing by charlie papazian.
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Re: beer Books?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 09:48:03 AM »
extreme brewing
the brewmasters table
designing great beers

These three are my favorites. I'm always coming back to them, although Designing is not quite bedtime-friendly reading. I like to have a calculator with me when I read that one.
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 10:08:16 AM »
extreme brewing
the brewmasters table
designing great beers

These three are my favorites. I'm always coming back to them, although Designing is not quite bedtime-friendly reading. I like to have a calculator with me when I read that one.

yeah, im trying to get used to using some of the math involved in brewing.

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 10:12:09 AM »
some i enjoy....

brew like a monk
extreme brewing
tasting beer
the brewmasters table
radical brewing
designing great beers

I have all these except for "tasting beer".  I would agree with phillamb168 that Designing is not exactly bedtime friendly.  Brewing Classic Styles and the Yeast book by Jamil Z and Chris W are also excellent books.  The Yeast book is not very bedtime friendly as it gets quite technical.