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Old 09-03-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hi there. I'm new to this forum. I'm pretty much a noob to brewing in general and much as I love this forum I like to have a recipe book beside me.

I've been making my own wine for a while and using a book by C J Berry, who seems to have written a bit of a wine-makers bible in that respect.

I was wondering if there is a must-have book for the home-brewer? Nominations, please!

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Old 09-03-2007, 05:11 PM   #2
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I like Papazian's The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.


Before you go cough up 20$ on a book, check out this thread out first! I just ordered Papazian's The Homebrewers Companion. It's a cool book exchange program.

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Old 09-03-2007, 05:22 PM   #3
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I would recomend John Palmer's book. It is more up to date with the brewing techniques used now and very informative. http://www.howtobrew.com/

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My favs are the Brewmasters Bible (Stephen Snyder) and Designing Great Beers (Ray Daniels).

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I would recomend John Palmer's book. It is more up to date with the brewing techniques used now and very informative. http://www.howtobrew.com/
I second this. Papazian's book is good, albeit a bit outdated. Palmer's is more with the times, an easy read, and directed toward the novice.

After you get those under your belt, then hit Daniel's Designing Great Beers
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Oh, I definitely side with getting some beers under your belt before moving into Daniels book. I have Papazian's book and only read it once. I reference to my Brewmasters Bible and DGB constantly so that is why I recommend them. I found the Brew Bible very novice orientated, but I have to admit every brew store carries papazian's book and the others are usually ordered special. So.... it is the standard just not my favorite.

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I have to say How To Brew hands down. It is easy to read, well organized and good pictures. This is a must buy.

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I'll agree with the good Brewpastor. Buy the How to Brew book. It was what got me started and is updated in the new edition.

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Believe it or not....there is a "Homebrewing for Dummies" that is much easier to read than Papazian's book. It's more up to date....it definitely doesn't reccomend bleach as a sanitizer! How to Brew is a close second...and you can just read it online.

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