Author Topic: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat  (Read 19998 times)

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Gordon -- wrt your recipes, I was wondering if you do any hot steep/hot whirlpool of your flameout hops, or if you begin chilling immediately?

The book is awesome!  Thanks, Matt

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Gordon -- wrt your recipes, I was wondering if you do any hot steep/hot whirlpool of your flameout hops, or if you begin chilling immediately?

The book is awesome!  Thanks, Matt

Thanks.

I've tried both methods.  Hot steep works better on my system.  Both work.  I haven't tried them side by side on a single batch so I don't know the finer points of differentiation.  It's small, though, and whatever differences could be overcome with slight changes in other parts of the recipe/process.
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Argh!  Yes, 120L.  You'd think with four rounds of editing and a dozen people looking at it, we'd find things like this.  I'm sure the error was mine.  Just a simple typo.  Thanks.  I'll start an errata list.

Gordon, if you're still building that errata list, you might want to look at your Oatmeal Stout recipe.  Don't remember the exact page off the top of my head but the recipe calls for Wyeast 1.318 - it's minor but someone got carried away with a decimal point.
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I am maintaining an errata list.  It's pretty short right now, but I hope to get them fixed in the next printing.

Here it is:
p. 3, 12L should be 120L crystal
p. 116, 170C should be 70C
p. 207, Wyeast 1.318 should be Wyeast 1318

They also seemed to have reformatted my degree symbols to place it next to the number rather than next to the F or C, which is where they belong (per their own Author's Guide).

Anything else?  Don't assume someone has told me something in private; these have all been posted on the forum, and that's all I've seen.

FYI, I'll be signing books at the NHC after my talk (Sat 1-2pm, signing at 2).  You can also get me to sign it if you see me at judging, the judge reception, the BN party, or wherever I happen to be.  I'll also be at the GABF later this year.
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I finished it last night!!  Life got busy.

It's a very good book Gordon.  Several little things I had never noticed but will make some fairly big improvements to my process.

Thanks for taking the time to write it for us.

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Any chance of a bibliography in the 2nd edition?

Some of the names you mentioned have published a LOT of books and articles.

This is what I'm guessing so far:

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Books

ALEXANDER, Christopher, et al; A Pattern Language, OUP, NY, 1977
ALLEN, Fal & CANTWELL, Dick; Barley Wine
BAMFORTH, Charles W.; Various.
BRIGGS, Dennis E.; Malts and Malting
BRIGGS, Dennis E., et al.; Brewing: Science and Practice
DANIELS, Ray & LARSON, Geoffrey; Smoked Beers
DANIELS, Ray & Parker, Jim; Brown Ale
DANIELS, Ray; Designing Great Beers
DE CLERCK, Jean; Textbook of Brewing
DORNBUSCH, Horst; Altbier
DORNBUSCH, Horst; Bavarian Helles
ESSLINGER, Hans Michael; Handbook of Brewing: Processes, Technology, Markets
FIX, George J. & Laurie A.; Analysis of Brewing Techniques
FIX, George J. & Laurie A.; Vienna, Märzen, Oktoberfest
FIX, George J.; Principles of Brewing Science, 2nd Edition
FOSTER, Terry; Pale Ale, 2nd Edition
FOSTER, Terry; Porter
GLADWELL, Malcolm; Outliers
GUINARD, Pierre Xavier; Lambic
HIERONYMUS, Stan; Brew Like a Monk
HIERONYMUS, Stan; Brewing With Wheat
HIGGINS, Patrick, KILGORE Maura Kate & HERTLEIN Paul; The Homebrewers Recipe Guide
JACKSON, Michael; Great Beers of Belgium
JACKSON, Michael; Various.
KORZONAS, Al; Homebrewing, Vol. 1
KUNZE, Wolfgang; Technology Malting and Brewing
LEWIS, Michael J.; Brewing
LEWIS, Michael J.; Stout
LEWIS, Michael J., et al.; Essays in Brewing
MARKOWSKI, Phil; Farmhouse Ales
MILLER, Dave; Dave Miller’s Homebrewing Guide
MILLER, Dave; How to Brew
MILLER, David; Continental Pilsner
MOSHER, Randy; Brewer's Companion
MOSHER, Randy; Radical Brewing
MOSHER, Randy; Tasting Beer
NARZISS, Ludwig; Various
NOONAN, Gregory J.; New Brewing Lager Beer
NOONAN, Gregory J.; Scotch Ale
OLIVER, Garret; Brewmaster’s Table
PALMER, John; How to Brew, 3rd Edition
RAJOTTE, Pierre; Belgian Ale
RICHMAN, Darryl; Bock
SCHRAMM, Ken; Complete Meadmaker
SPARROW, Jeff; Wild Brews
SUTULA, David; Mild Ale
WARNER, Eric; German Wheat Beer
WARNER, Eric; Kölsch

Magazines

Cook’s Illustrated Magazine (http://www.cooksillustrated.com/magazine/)
Smith, David V. & Margolskee, Robert F. “Making Sense of Taste,” Scientific American: 284: 3 (March 2001)
Zymurgy (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/zymurgy)

Websites

A.J. Delange (http://ajdel.wetnewf.org:81/)
Beer Advocate (http://www.beeradvocate.com)
BJCP Beer Scoresheet (http://www.bjcp.org/docs/SCP_BeerScoreSheet.pdf)
BJCP Cider Scoresheet (http://www.bjcp.org/docs/SCP_CiderScoreSheet.pdf)
BJCP Mead Scoresheet (http://www.bjcp.org/docs/SCP_MeadScoreSheet.pdf)
BJCP Style Guidelines (http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2008_Guidelines.pdf)
Kai Troester (http://www.braukaiser.com)
Mr. Malty (http://www.mrmalty.com)
Rate Beer (http://www.ratebeer.com)
UK Brewing Supplies (http://www.ukbrewing.com/)
White Labs (http://www.whitelabs.com)

Movies

Matrix, etc.
My Favorite Year
Star Wars, etc.
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Any chance of a bibliography in the 2nd edition?

Some of the names you mentioned have published a LOT of books and articles.

2nd edition?  Probably.  2nd printing.  Nope.  I can't do anything that would alter page count, pagination, references (index, TOC), etc.

I could put together an online version, I guess.  Looks like you've already got it mostly done.  Which mentions did you have a question about?  Maybe I could help you cull the list.
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I could put together an online version, I guess.  Looks like you've already got it mostly done.  Which mentions did you have a question about?  Maybe I could help you cull the list.

Feel free to borrow my bibliography and alter it as you see fit.

The list I put together is taken from all authors and sources mention in passing in your book, but I've had to make guesses where a book isn't mentioned by name and/or the same author has written multiple books. I assumed that if you mentioned the author by name, but didn't mention a title, you were probably referring to works referenced in the BJCP Interim Study Guide. If I couldn't figure out which book(s) you were referencing, I wrote "various." There are two exceptions, mostly because I was lazy. I didn't include a bibliography of Bamforth or Jackson's works listed in the Interim Study Guide because there are so damned many of them. Finally, since you didn't list any of them by name, but did mention the series, I included all of the Brewer's Publications "Brewing Classic Styles" series, including the most recent ones like BLAM, Wild Brews and Brewing With Wheat.

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I could put together an online version, I guess.  Looks like you've already got it mostly done.  Which mentions did you have a question about?  Maybe I could help you cull the list.

Feel free to borrow my bibliography and alter it as you see fit.

The list I put together is taken from all authors and sources mention in passing in your book, but I've had to make guesses where a book isn't mentioned by name and/or the same author has written multiple books. I assumed that if you mentioned the author by name, but didn't mention a title, you were probably referring to works referenced in the BJCP Interim Study Guide. If I couldn't figure out which book(s) you were referencing, I wrote "various." There are two exceptions, mostly because I was lazy. I didn't include a bibliography of Bamforth or Jackson's works listed in the Interim Study Guide because there are so damned many of them. Finally, since you didn't list any of them by name, but did mention the series, I included all of the Brewer's Publications "Brewing Classic Styles" series, including the most recent ones like BLAM, Wild Brews and Brewing With Wheat.
Ha!  Lazy…..
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Gordon -

I'm slowly working my way through the book and I think it is great so far. One thing I noticed is the ABV of your Gunn Clan Scotch Ale on page 61 is way to low for that grain bill!

Thanks for writing this!

Victor
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Gordon -

I'm slowly working my way through the book and I think it is great so far. One thing I noticed is the ABV of your Gunn Clan Scotch Ale on page 61 is way to low for that grain bill!

Thanks for writing this!

Victor

Good catch.  The OG and FG are correct, so it should be 13% ABV not 6%.  This sounds familiar; I thought we caught that one.  Maybe it was in a different article.
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I've lost my book.  Any psychic's on here?  Please tell me where I left it.

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I've lost my book.  Any psychic's on here?  Please tell me where I left it.

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