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Old 07-16-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Book: "The Home Brewer's Recipe Database"

Has anybody read this book? If so, what do you think of it?




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Old 07-16-2010, 02:52 PM   #2
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I have not but the description sounds like "Designing Great Beers" http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Grea...ef=pd_sim_b_16

I haven't read that either but it came highly recommended and I bought a copy. I plan to read it when I finish "New Brewing Lager Beer" http://www.amazon.com/New-Brewing-La...ref=pd_sim_b_9

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Old 07-16-2010, 03:55 PM   #3
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It's been a while since I read Designing Great Beers, but this sounds similar. Although, the book you are asking about sounds like it might give a little more practical application type info. If I remember correctly, designing great beer does more describing of ingredients, giving examples of styles, history, some equations. More information than application, but like I said it's been a while since I read it.

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Yeah, I have a copy of Designing Great Beers, it is style orientated.

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The author of the book was interviewed on BBR, I forget when. You may want to listen to it.

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Yep, listen to the BBR interview. It's a book packed with recipe information. However, it does not necessarily contain a complete recipe for every beer. What the author has done is collect as much data as he can on a commercial beer and provided you the bare bones data to get you started cloning the recipe on your own. On the BBR interview he reviews the process he uses when faced with cloning a recipe, not sure if he also includes his system in the book. However, it sounded interesting to me and it's currently on my Amazon wish list. So, I'm thinking about picking it up at some point.

Oh, also, I think the author did an article on real ale clones in the last issue of BYO.

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