Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > books on brewing
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-16-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
thisisbeer
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pearland, Texas
Posts: 679
Liked 92 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default books on brewing

I'm trying to learn as much as I can about brewing and working hard to get better at it. The problem I have found is I dont know that I did something wrong, until after its done and im trying to figure out what happened. It seems like you get an extract kit from the LHBS and learn the bare basics then it's all kinda learn from your mistakes from there. I have about 5 batches under my belt now and I want to make better beer. Any books or collection of books on brewing to increase my knowledge on the subject. If it matters I mostly brew belgian wit, IPA and scotch ales.

__________________
thisisbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
Bensiff
Mind Your Business
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bensiff's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: , Washington, the state
Posts: 4,480
Liked 305 Times on 245 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default

There are plenty if great books. Designing great beers, radical brewing, brewing classic styles, and brew like a monk are some good starting points

__________________

VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

Bensiff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 01:20 AM   #3
ifnotuthenwho
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 45
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

If you don't have any books, the first one you should buy is John Palmer's How to Brew.

__________________
ifnotuthenwho is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 01:21 AM   #4
fluidmechanics
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 147
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

How to brew by John Palmer has been great for me. Along with the other books listed above.

__________________
fluidmechanics is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 01:22 AM   #5
Pratzie
Fill It Up Again!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Pratzie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,549
Liked 153 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

http://www.amazon.com/How-Brew-Every...ds=how+to+brew
This is prob the best for new brewers. There's a section towards the back that describes all different kinds of tasting flaws.

http://www.amazon.com/Brewmasters-Bi...wmasters+bible

http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-H...d_bxgy_b_img_y

http://www.amazon.com/Brewing-Classi...ref=pd_sim_b_8

http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Grea...I26PWMBU7QLRTV

These are great ones to start. I use the How To Brew by Palmer all the time, as do alot of brewers. Get a sticky pad and mark off the pages for quick reference.
__________________
Bottled: Nothing :(
Kegged: Nothing :(
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Empty
Aging:
On Deck: Deception Cream Stout, BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde, Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Joe's Ancient Orange Mead, Reaper's Mild
Pratzie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 01:24 AM   #6
meltroha
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 469
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ifnotuthenwho View Post
If you don't have any books, the first one you should buy is John Palmer's How to Brew.
+1, then if you're into weird beer, get Extreme Brewing by Sam Calagione next. Also a subscription to BYO is essential.
__________________

Cheers,
Mel
@melt616

meltroha is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 02:08 AM   #7
beauvafr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Quebec, Quebec
Posts: 397
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 213

Default

I found this exact forum to be my best book. Seriously !

__________________
beauvafr is offline
Pratzie Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 02:08 AM   #8
Pratzie
Fill It Up Again!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Pratzie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,549
Liked 153 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by meltroha View Post
Also a subscription to BYO is essential.
This too. There's a home brew club offering subscriptions on here.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/brew...iption-390380/
__________________
Bottled: Nothing :(
Kegged: Nothing :(
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Empty
Aging:
On Deck: Deception Cream Stout, BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde, Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Joe's Ancient Orange Mead, Reaper's Mild
Pratzie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 02:38 AM   #9
thisisbeer
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pearland, Texas
Posts: 679
Liked 92 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Thanks everyone. I think I got to happy on Amazon and bought about 4 more books than I should have, but hey I have trading material for a long time

__________________
thisisbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2013, 03:23 AM   #10
spottsch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Default

Try to come up with your own recipe. Trial by fire i say

__________________
spottsch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Books on Brewing NickN Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 11-05-2012 03:29 PM
New brewing books evo8ur8 General Beer Discussion 3 06-16-2012 01:30 PM
Brewing books BigKenny Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 10-24-2011 01:58 PM
Best Brewing books jvino All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 15 03-19-2010 12:30 AM
brewing books 400d General Beer Discussion 23 03-10-2010 04:37 PM