Originally Posted by Madtown Brew
One thing people aren't mentioning re: howtobrew is that there's a TON of additional info in the book that isn't on the website. Buy the book, it's worth every penny.
Yes, agreed -- the third edition is the most up-to-date book out there. Great place for beginner's to learn extract AND all grain brewing, and a superb reference for more advanced brewers.
The second edition is good, too -- not as current but the publication quality is FAR better than the third edition. The third edition is full of typographical errors and typesetting problems -- quite disappointing. I keep both on hand for this reason.