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Old 09-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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So I've read a couple introductory books, but I want to beef up my knowledge in general and especially on all grain. Any suggestions out there?

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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So the two standards are "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing" by C. Papazian (Read that first) and "How to Brew" by J Palmer.

After that, hit up Brewing Classic styles, Yeast, and Designing Great Beers.

After that, you can get into some more specific things like "Brew Like a Monk" for Belgians and "Extreme Brewing." If you're interested in mead, check out "The Compleat Meadmaker."

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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I recently finished Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher. I'd recommend it for someone looking more for the flavors and history of beer, as it doesn't get into brewing specifics. He does detail different ingredients and the way they can affect flavor.

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I started by reading Homebrewing for Dummies. It's an easy read and really lays out the process pretty simply. There are general knowledge chapters as well as separate extract, partial mash, and AG chapters. You can read the whole thing in about 3 hours.

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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I'd start off with Game of Thrones since it is the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire Saga and read through A Dance with Dragons...
oh wait, brewing books....sorry...I'm still nerding it out from last night.....

Um, I liked Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels for all grain recipe formation. Nice charts, well organized and researched. Easy to follow

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What have you read already, so we don't suggest books you have already read.

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I recently finished Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher. I'd recommend it for someone looking more for the flavors and history of beer, as it doesn't get into brewing specifics. He does detail different ingredients and the way they can affect flavor.
I liked this book, thought towards the end he starts meandering a bit.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:01 AM   #8
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Read Noonan's "New Brewing Lager Beer" Daniel's "Designing Great Beers" and anything by Michael Jackson. Worth every word, each of them.

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:30 AM   #9
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It's not a book recommendation, but the Brewing Network's "Brew Strong" radio show is excellent. They stay pretty much on topic and they cover a single subject in great depth during the show. I've listened to all the shows up through the beginning of 2010 (I'm slowly making my way). Each time I listen, I learn something new.

You can find it on iTunes in the podcast section. Beware that the BN's Network only allows you to download a certain number each day so if it messes up, don't work. Try again later. You can also download their app for your iDevice and listen to the show live or the 24/7 replay of various past shows. Not sure if they have an app on Android.

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Old 09-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #10
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I was lucky enough to find an amazing selection at a used book store . Some written in the 60s to semi current . Yes I bought em !
Must reads I think ...
Brewing Better Beer , Brewing Classic Styles , How To Brew and Designing Great Beers .
I'm not very bright so the noonan book was way over my head when I got it . Same for brewing Techniques by Fixx. It was much easier to understand after a few more years of brewing that I was able to dive into that section .
Gordon Strongs book while it doesn't give much in the way of recipes it helps give a mindset of how to make better beer .

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