Originally Posted by carsonwarstler
Definitely read John Palmer. I keep that close by but I was hoping to dig even deeper into the science that he talks about in his book. Thanks for the other suggestions.
Are those others pretty scientific? As in... Do they explain why or how, thru science, a particular part of brewing became the common practice?
"Yeast" is very scientific but in a simple way to help a brewer understand why and how yeast works and the best practices to achieve the best results in fermentation
"Designing Great Beers" goes into detailed analysis of ingredients used in particular styles and generally in what percentages they should be used. The book is slightly dated as styles have changed a bit but if you are looking at getting into designing your own brews it is a must reference IMO
"Radical Brewing" is not the most scientific, more of an interesting read but it does go into the history of brewing and the use of many different kinds of ingredients and adjuncts and ways to think about beer outside of the norm.
"Brewing Classic Styles" is not really scientific but contains a lot of recipes and again will provide you a good baseline for the creation of your own recipes
You can visit the Brewers Publications: http://www.homebrewersassociation.or...mended-reading