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Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« on: November 01, 2011, 08:46:54 AM »
I've read Mr. Papazian's CJoHB, Mr. Palmer's HTB and Mr. Strong's BBB.

What should I read next?  I love ales,  have my first lager in the fermentation freezer and six AG batches under my belt.

Would really love to hear suggestions from the forum regulars and why?  Cheers!
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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 09:16:43 AM »
My top general picks are:
New Brewing Lager Beer by Greg Noonan
Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels

If you want some more specialized topics:
Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them by Stan Hieronymous
Wild Brews by Jeff Sparrow

The Classic Style series are good to if you want to read about specific styles

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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 09:28:45 AM »
I'm not  a "regular" but have been brewing for a little while(5 years about half all grain). I would say I'm intermediate and my two books I use the most for my recipes are:
Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher and
Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels

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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 09:39:27 AM »
I'm not  a "regular" but have been brewing for a little while(5 years about half all grain). I would say I'm intermediate and my two books I use the most for my recipes are:
Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher and
Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels

+2.  These are the two best friggin' books out there for intermediate level brewers, and beyond.  I cannot say enough good things about these two books.
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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 11:10:42 AM »
I'm not  a "regular" but have been brewing for a little while(5 years about half all grain). I would say I'm intermediate and my two books I use the most for my recipes are:
Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher and
Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels
Thanks very much for your reply and of course I appreciate "irregular" suggestions as well!
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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 11:24:55 AM »
Palmer's book either online or the real thing is the only book you need.

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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 11:45:06 AM »
Designing Great Beers and Brew Like A Monk are both on my end table next to the couch.

I recommend both.
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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011, 01:18:52 PM »
Another vote for Designing Great Beers.  It is a game-changer.

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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011, 01:25:17 PM »
I just picked up Brewing Classic Styles recently, it's a good book.  Not sure if it's intermediate or what it is.  I guess I'd say it's for those who are starting to experiment with different styles and wanting a good guideline from a proven recipe.  So I guess I'd say that's intermediate as beginner is mostly just brewing kits, in my opinion.
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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011, 01:32:56 PM »
Palmer's book either online or the real thing is the only book you need.

Really?
That's almost like saying:
"To learn everything there is to know about language, all you need is Webster's English Dictionary".
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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2011, 02:19:58 PM »
My top general picks are:
New Brewing Lager Beer by Greg Noonan
Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels

If you want some more specialized topics:
Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them by Stan Hieronymous
Wild Brews by Jeff Sparrow


yes, yes, yes and yes. These 4 books have changed the way I brew. Only one I'd add is "Farmhouse Ales" by Phil Markowski - if you want to make Saison, Grissette or Bier de Guarde - this book tells it all.

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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2011, 02:22:12 PM »
A subscription to "Brew Your Own" magazine is great too. You get 8 a year and it is full of great ideas, recipes, equipment, etc.

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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2011, 02:30:46 PM »
Palmer's book either online or the real thing is the only book you need.

Really?
That's almost like saying:
"To learn everything there is to know about language, all you need is Webster's English Dictionary".


Really. What isn't in there can be found on the internet.

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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2011, 02:49:58 PM »
I won't argue...I'll just respectfully disagree.
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Re: Recommended Reading for Intermediates?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2011, 02:53:14 PM »
A subscription to "Brew Your Own" magazine is great too. You get 8 a year and it is full of great ideas, recipes, equipment, etc.

I agree, although I dropped my subscription some years ago after 10 years or so.  I still refer back to my archive for recipes and a refresher on some of the past articles.

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