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Old 03-23-2006, 05:04 PM   #11
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I use DGB all the time too. One of my other faves is "The Brewmaster's Bible" but it is extract heavy as far as recipes go. Still great info about grains, hops, yeast and how the enzymes work in a mash. I refer to it weekly.

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I have read this book too and think it is a good resource.

But I don't like how he focuses at the homebrew completion entries so much. Though these entries may match the styles, they don't really define the styles. This is especially true for non-American styles. I assume that this was done due to the lack of data on commercial examples. But I still would like to see more information on commercial beers in this book.

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Oh great! another book I'm going to have to buy.
I recently purchased "The Brewmaster's Bible" and was very disappointed. Seems like it glossed over everything then jumped into recipes. Maybe it's because I've been brewing for so long that there just wasn't any new information in it.

I think I will check out Designing Great Beers sounds like a valuble resource.

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Old 03-23-2006, 06:11 PM   #14
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Add me to the list of those who have it, read it, love it and reccomnend it. I got the book around the time I started doing all-grain. It really helps formulating recipes. One of the best brewing books I've read.

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I recently purchased "The Brewmaster's Bible" and was very disappointed. Seems like it glossed over everything then jumped into recipes. Maybe it's because I've been brewing for so long that there just wasn't any new information in it.
I find the descriptions of the malts and the explanations of the step mashing and decoction mashing the best I've run across so far. Like I said, the recipes are too extract oriented but I think it has some good "scientific" info for the beginning AG brewer.
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I find the descriptions of the malts and the explanations of the step mashing and decoction mashing the best I've run across so far. Like I said, the recipes are too extract oriented but I think it has some good "scientific" info for the beginning AG brewer.
Maybe I'll take another look at tonight. I might have missed something.
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I have it, but haven't read it yet. My brewing library consists of Papazian, DGB, and The Brewmaster's Bible. My fave so far is Papazian (I'm not a papist! ), but I am enjoying TBMB and have been referring to it quite a lot. I agree it is extract heavy, but still a good resource.

I'll have to take a peek at DGB next, but at first glance it looked a little over-complicated.

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Old 03-23-2006, 07:29 PM   #18
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Papazian didn't really help me that much...
Egads! A Pap-smear!




I use that one whenever I can because it's all I've got.
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there are a few gem ag recipes in the brewmasters bible... every recipe i've made by the greatlakes brewery posted inthe book have tasted and turned out great... there's also a few good bitters and ipa recipes in there.

i like the huge chart with the grains and gravities and hops needed for particular styles. good reference, and my everyday reader in the ****ter...

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Old 03-23-2006, 07:40 PM   #20
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i ordered Designing Great Beers on sunday and i've been checking the mail expectantly every day this week.

i ordered "Principles of Brewing Science" along with it, which should be very informative but very technical.

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