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Old 09-27-2013, 03:19 AM   #11
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Picked up a copy tonight.

Oh, I'm so spoiled, living a half a mile from Northern Brewer.

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Old 09-27-2013, 04:52 AM   #12
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Feels like I ordered this two years ago. I guess it'll be here soon.

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #13
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Mine shipped from Amazon a few days ago and I'm expecting it tomorrow. I too have trepidations about how this will compare to my current approach to water chemistry which I came to from these forums. It's like when I bought "The Compleat Meadmaker", the bible of mead making, only to find that it has nothing on staggered nutrient additions. Shocked my newbie meadmaking brain into pushing it to the bottom of my reading list.

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Old 09-29-2013, 10:40 PM   #14
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Book arrived Friday. Read through the great Foreword by AJ, as well as the sleeve comments by both AJ and Martin. I am great full ya'll were involved!

Thumbing through the index, discussions on RA, and on Chloride/Sulfate ratios. Actually very interested in the waste water sections towards the end of the book as well.

Now just too decide if I should read or watch the Broncos...

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:21 AM   #15
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Mine showed up early this week. With a baby on the way and a major reorg at work, I doubt I'll be getting through it before the holidays.


Hearing that they stopped and took the time to get input from AJ gives me restored confidence; I was afraid there for a while.


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Mine shipped from Amazon a few days ago and I'm expecting it tomorrow. I too have trepidations about how this will compare to my current approach to water chemistry which I came to from these forums. It's like when I bought "The Compleat Meadmaker", the bible of mead making, only to find that it has nothing on staggered nutrient additions. Shocked my newbie meadmaking brain into pushing it to the bottom of my reading list.
Pretty sure I learned about SNAs from The Compleat Meadmaker...
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:56 AM   #17
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I ordered mine through Amazon and got it last Saturday...seems like a great book so far...even got the equivalent AHA pricing.

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Old 10-11-2013, 08:43 AM   #18
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Whats the verdict on the water book? Is there anything new that the world needs to know about? I watched the brewingTV ep with Palmer and seems like the same stuff from How To Brew (ie residual alkalinity). Does he talk about 5.2 stabilizer? Does he reprint the table of classic brewing city water profiles?

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gbx,

I am about halfway through. Currently deep in detail about RA and methods for decarbonation of liquor. I think the description of residual alkalinity is clearer than anything I have read before, but not sure I could pass an exam on it yet. I am finding it a really easy read at least - save some of the more detailed reaction breakdowns. I am not sure how much of that is Kaminsky versus Palmer writing styles. I laughed a bit - there is a funny bill of rights bit about brewer independence from Reinheitsgebot and using minerals and chemicals to make beer.

I hope to finish over the weekend.

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It's pretty detailed and covers a lot of science, but I'm not sure how useful it really is for those who already know how to hit a mash pH and create a mineral profile. I really hoped it would add to the knowledge base but I'm not seeing much of that. Not done reading though. Found it a little peculiar how little "acidulated malt" comes up (had to look hard to find it!)

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