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Old 09-07-2011, 12:18 AM   #11
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John Palmer - "How to Brew." The whole book is free and online.
I will admit that I am totally new to this forum and HB in general, but I did just read a few minutes ago in another thread that even Palmer is saying some of that info is outdated, particularly the recommendations to transfer to a secondary fermentation vessel after a few days of primary.

It's not going to make or break anything as I understand it, but it's fun to keep in mind anyway. The book as a whole is fantastic, even the online edition. And then there's this site right here.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:40 AM   #12
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I started by reading "Homebrewing for Dummies" and this forum.

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:52 AM   #13
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Since no one has recommended it yet, read "How to Brew" by John Palmer either on line or in print. Oh wait, you guys did mention that.....


Also, read the Sticky in the beginner's forum. I think it's called "Beginner's guide to extract brewing". It's great!

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:55 AM   #14
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Stick with a good kit then a simple extract recipe then move to all grain. As you get more of the feel of brewing you'll understand a lot of this gobbledigook (spelling?) we spout out!

Then you, too, will be addicted!

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:04 AM   #15
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I will admit that I am totally new to this forum and HB in general, but I did just read a few minutes ago in another thread that even Palmer is saying some of that info is outdated, particularly the recommendations to transfer to a secondary fermentation vessel after a few days of primary.

It's not going to make or break anything as I understand it, but it's fun to keep in mind anyway. The book as a whole is fantastic, even the online edition. And then there's this site right here.
Yeah, both Palmer and Papazian have said how out of date the information in their books can be. But the print version of How to Brew is better than the site (as far as current), and the Companion to Joy of Homebrewing is supposed to update Papazian.

I like the recommendation of hitting a book or two before getting to the forums. i find the forums a huge help, but I was a brew or two in when I found them and had read Joy of Homebrewing a couple of times.

There is so much good information here, but it's hard to know what will help if you don't know where to start.
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Either book is a good starting point. After that you really need to start brewing and expand at your own pace.

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Either book is a good starting point. After that you really need to start brewing and expand at your own pace.
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Wow, thanks for all the helpful responses and for not bashing me for being a noob. Cheers!

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Wow, thanks for all the helpful responses and for not bashing me for being a noob. Cheers!
Don't worry, you'll get bashed for something, sometime....
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Honestly, I think you're already where you need to be.

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