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Old 08-19-2008, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default What books should I add to my library?

Ok, so I have Papazian's 'Home Brewing' and I have a nice giftcard burning a hole in my wallet. I know that I want to get 'How to brew' By Palmer, I like his website but I feel like the book would be easier to read than the web.

I'm also looking at:
'Clone Brews' by Mark & Tess
'Brewermasters Bible' by Snyder
'Home Brews Companion' by Papazian
'Brew Ware: Find Adapt, Build Homebrew Equipment' by Lutzen

I thought I remebered a forum on books but I cant find the links anymore

So what brew books do you recomend, what brew books were you disapointed in? What brew books would you rather use in the litter box?

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Old 08-19-2008, 01:58 AM   #2
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I would recommend Brew Like a Monk, and have heard Designing Great Beers is great.

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Old 08-19-2008, 02:06 AM   #3
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I have a bunch of the books you mentioned but 'Radical Brewing' (Mosher) is my favorite.

'New Lager Brewing' by Noonan is like an advanced version of Palmer's 'How to Brew'. It was a very educational read.

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I have heard nothing but good things about "Designing Great Beers" by Ray Daniels.

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+1 'Radical Brewing one of my fav's

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Beer Captured by Tess Szamatulski and Mark Szamatulsk... better than the first.

Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer

both are must haves, IMHO
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I got clone brews from the library and it wasn't great. Brew ware was good would I buy it? probably not but worth checking out of the library. The homebrewing for dummies was good too. warm up the library card and save your money until you've renewed it a couple of times then you know its worth buying

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I have heard nothing but good things about "Designing Great Beers" by Ray Daniels.

Compeltely turned my brewing around. After that get Radical Brews by Mosher, it'll make alot more sense. But buy the Designing Great Beers. I promise you wont be disappointed!
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+1 to most of what has been listed here. To recap my shortlist:

Designing Great Beers - Ray Daniels
Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew - Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer
Radical Brews - Randy Mosher
Extreme Brewing - Sam Calagione

and, more specialized:

Brew Like a Monk - Stan Hieronymus (Trappist/Abbey/Belgian Ales)
Farmhouse Ales - Phil Markowski - (Traditional Belgian Ales)

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I got clone brews from the library and it wasn't great. Brew ware was good would I buy it? probably not but worth checking out of the library. The homebrewing for dummies was good too. warm up the library card and save your money until you've renewed it a couple of times then you know its worth buying
My local library doesn't have a single book on brewing




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