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Old 06-06-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Must have brew books?

Looking to improve my brews...so need to see what is out there. What must have brewing/yeast/fermenting books do you all have in your libraries? I was looking to place an amazon order soon, and figured I'd pick up a few. Thanks!

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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do you currently have any books? Brewing classic styles is always a great start

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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How to Brew
Brewing Classic Styles
Designing Great Beers
Radical Brewing
Yeast

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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The more I brew the less time I spend with the books. I find many to be more technical than I want and others to be too simple. How to Brew is good & Radical Brewing is more fun and interesting.

Best bet is to see if your library system has some of the books and borrow them. Then go buy the ones you think you want as a reference. Everyone of the books in post#3 were available to me at the Library.

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Brewing Better Beer by Gordon Strong is quickly becoming a favorite.

Also on the horizon is "Water" by Colin Kaminski ( Brewer at Downtown Joe's in Napas ) and John Palmer I believe.

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My favorites are John Palmer's How to Brew and Ray Daniel's Designing Great Beers. Two great books for brewers starting out and to reference in the future when you need a resource.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:19 PM   #7
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Brewing classic styles is always a great start
+1 on this.

If you could only had one book and could read Palmers "How to Brew" online, then Brewing Classic Styles would be the book to have.
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If you are interested in Belgian Beer then Brew Like a Monk should be on the list

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I work in a bookstore, and all of the suggested titles so far are great. If I had to narrow it down to just three I'd say "How to brew", "Brewing Classic Styles", and "Brew Better Beer"

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Brewmaster's Bible
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