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Old 07-21-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

After thinking about it for a long time I've finally decided to purchase a brewing kit (Northern Brewer Deluxe Starter Kit). I won't be buying this kit until September/October, but right now I am very interested in any books you can recommend on the subject of home brewing. I want to be as prepared as I can so any other tidbits of advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-21-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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Welcome from the South Kettle Moraine area! There's a lot of info to absorb here. John Palmer's "How to Brew" is a great reference. The first edition is online.

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Old 07-21-2009, 06:47 PM   #3
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Welcome, fellow Cheesehead!

A couple books I'm reading now are Designing Great Beers and Radical Brewing. They came with many good recommendations.

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How to Brew - By John Palmer - Introduction
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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Find yourself a nearby club, our state has a fair number. Might discover that you don't need to buy a starter kit with all the help and deals you can find with a good club.

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:07 AM   #6
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Welcome
I agree with the books listed so far.
Also, you could check out the Brewing Network.

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Welcome from the Fond du Lac area!

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Greetings from Milwaukee.

This book has been my bible.

Amazon.com: The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition (Harperresource Book): Charles Papazian: Books

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Thanks for the advice on the books I have a lot of downtime at work so I'll try reading the how to brew online. As for a beer club I found one right here in Menomonie, I'm very much looking forward to going to my first meeting. Ideally I would get to watch some of the members do a brew before I ever start.

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