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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2011, 06:39:15 PM »
Got my busted up bubble-mailer today, in a bag with the USPS' "sincere apology" for damaging the package.  Thankfully, the book is ok.  The mailer was completely ripped open, end to end.  Hard to believe that a mail processing machine did that, but whatever.  The book survived, and it looks like it's going to be a great read!

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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #137 on: April 23, 2011, 11:23:06 AM »
I got mine this week.  Is there an official errata yet?  Or do I not know what 12° L crystal malt is on page 3 in the recipe (I was thinking it is 120°)?

From the few pages I have read, it is great.  Thank you Gordon Strong!

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.

Although I'm sure it would be good with 12L too ;-)

Just a quick note: I'm in the Bay Area now.  I was up to 3am last night drinking Nathan Smith's homebrew.  I love staying with beer people!  Finally tried Falconer's Flight in one of his IPAs.  Stop by MoreBeer later today if you're in the area.
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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #138 on: April 23, 2011, 04:07:54 PM »
Do I win a prize?  The only reason I caught that mistake was when I was entering it into my brew software.

Have fun on the BN, I'll be listening.

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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #139 on: April 23, 2011, 06:37:22 PM »
Got my copy today.  Need to finish up Brewing With Wheat and then I'll dig in!
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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #140 on: April 23, 2011, 07:39:51 PM »
Got my copy today.  Need to finish up Brewing With Wheat and then I'll dig in!

+1

Looking forward to this one for sure.
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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #141 on: April 24, 2011, 04:40:33 PM »
...I'm also scheduled to appear at the MoreBeer store in Concord, CA at 3pm on Saturday, April 23rd to sign books.  They'll have them for sale there as well.  Come out and say hi, and feel free to bring some beer to share ...I've heard from Brewers Publications that pre-sales to AHA members have been very strong.  Thanks to you all.
Great news! I don't need any more of an excuse for the 5-hour round-trip drive to MoreBeer. I hope they will let those of us who bought your book through BeerTown to get them signed. I'll bring my Citra IPA too (though, judging from another thread, Citra is not everyone's favorite hop), it might distract them. Besides, who can go to MoreBeer without spending under $100 anyway? It's nearly impossible.

Don't worry, I'll sign it.  And I do like Citra.
It was great to meet you. Thanks for the tasting and attaboy on Saturday.

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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #142 on: April 24, 2011, 05:12:11 PM »
Gordon, it has been a fun read so far, and I can hear you saying much of this as I read.  Many things you recommend I already do.  Some are now on the list to try.  I really like your take on water.  I learned it the hard way, and one can hope that your book will keep others from undue adjustments.  "Less is more" on water adjustments.

Since you took the 12oL crystal errata well, there is one on page 116 that says 'Most starches gelantinize by 158oF (170oC)"   That should be 70oC.  Someone else would have pointed it out soon.

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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #143 on: April 24, 2011, 06:51:41 PM »
The USPS delivered mine yesterday. Can't wait to give it a read
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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #144 on: April 25, 2011, 06:18:03 AM »
This book didn't help at all...I threw it into the boil at 15 minutes and the beer still came out horrible  ;D

Got mine last week but haven't had a chance to crack it open yet.  Also missed the show last night but will be listening to the archive today.  Better this way anyways...I never remember what's said when I listen live.

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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #145 on: April 25, 2011, 04:56:48 PM »
Got my copy, here in L.A., Saturday.
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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #146 on: April 26, 2011, 07:35:24 AM »
Got it yesterday....

It will be traveling to the UK later this afternoon...... the first one to travel outside the border?
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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #147 on: April 26, 2011, 07:37:55 AM »
Got it yesterday....

It will be traveling to the UK later this afternoon...... the first one to travel outside the border?

At least at that altitude! Safe travels, brewing brother.
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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #148 on: April 26, 2011, 07:53:31 AM »
Got it yesterday....

It will be traveling to the UK later this afternoon...... the first one to travel outside the border?

Maybe. Definitely the first one read while flying an airliner halfway around the world...  ;D
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Re: Gordon Strong, "Brewing Better Beer" on Amazon pre-order & in WorldCat
« Reply #149 on: April 29, 2011, 07:11:30 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words and honest opinions.  If any of you have read it, would you mind rating it and/or posting a review on Amazon.com?  I've seen some noise on various forums about the lack of reviews so far.  Given that some people seem to be discussing it without reading it, I thought it might be helpful to those who haven't bought it yet if they got some independent assessments.

Thanks.
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