Don't forget too, grinding the book up & adding it to a batch will make that batch the BEST beer on Earth - ever!
Except for the papery off-flavor. . .
I got it two days ago, read much of it and skimmed the rest with the intention of reading it more carefully later. My opinion is that it's an instant classic. If you're an experienced brewer, some of the process and ingredient information will be familiar, but there's enough good tips than even a veteran will find it useful. If you're a beer judge, but not such a good brewer, the information on off-flavors will be nothing new, but the sections on style faults, tasting procedure and troubleshooting will be very helpful.
But, two suggestions for improvement.
1) Include a bibliography. While the introduction specifically says that it's not an academic book and there won't be footnotes, it would be helpful to have a short list of books mentioned in passing in the text. Maybe the page count limits precluded it, but it's the sort of useful information which could be listed on the website.
2) Add Photos, Illustrations and Graphs. The graphic design of the book is minimalist, to say the least. While graphics aren't usually necessary for a book of this sort, there are a few places where they would be handy. Also, while a master doesn't give away all his secrets, I'd love to see
pictures of Gordon's brewing system, from modified grain mill to walk-in refrigerator full of blender beers.