New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > John Palmer




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
scorpien222
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 266
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default John Palmer

John Palmer best guide for a beginner or over rated ??



__________________
scorpien222 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
broadbill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 3,139
Liked 254 Times on 177 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

I don't own the book, but based on the number of threads that get referenced over to his online version, I would say its a pretty solid choice.



__________________
broadbill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
scorpien222
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 266
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

How long have you been brewing ?? And any pointers or tips ?

__________________
scorpien222 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
louie0202
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montgomery, Illinois
Posts: 280
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 64

Default

Read the book, thats my tip....that way you have a core foundation of knowledge.

__________________
On Tap: American Cream Ale (AG), Random Beer (AG)
Primary #1: French Saison (AG), Orval Clone (AG), The Number Eight (AG), Argentine Malbec, Belgian Blonde (AG)
louie0202 is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
static
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
static's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Posts: 631
Liked 52 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Seriously, read him and Papazian. This will give you a good foundation and you will have good reference material for when you need to double check something. I break out my Palmer almost every time i brew.

__________________

The yeast knows what it's doing.

static is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 08:36 PM   #6
frazier
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: illinois
Posts: 1,620
Liked 73 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

The book will answer questions you haven't thought of yet.

Edit: I don't quite get the "what's the BEST book?" approach, which is a question often asked. What's wrong with multiple information streams? I think I've read 5 or 6 brewing books, and I'd really hate to have to narrow it down to one. I learned something from each of them. I'm sure I'll be reading more too.

__________________

~
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly." ~~ Mae West


Last edited by frazier; 07-05-2012 at 08:38 PM. Reason: expanding
frazier is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
passedpawn
Moderator
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 17,471
Liked 2630 Times on 1696 Posts
Likes Given: 2138

Default

How to Brew is the real deal. Joy of Homebrewing is "interesting".

__________________
Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth. There is no spoon.
passedpawn is offline
duboman Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
pfgonzo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pfgonzo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
Posts: 536
Liked 38 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by static View Post
Seriously, read him and Papazian. This will give you a good foundation and you will have good reference material for when you need to double check something. I break out my Palmer almost every time i brew.
I've read and reread Palmer a dozen times. It's one of the best books out there, and successfully blends beginner instruction with advanced techniques, science, and the "why/how" of brewing, rather than just a recitation of steps.

I will say that, if you read Palmer a few times (do it... you will not absorb everything you need to on the first read), going to Papazian's book will seem like a step backward.
__________________
pfgonzo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 5,794
Liked 428 Times on 401 Posts
Likes Given: 197

Default

How to brew is on my shelf and is easily the one I go back to repeatedly. I am also a big fan of "Yeast" by Jamil Z and Chris White. Since yeast is an incredibly huge component of making beer I find this book very worthwhile.

__________________
duboman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #10
amandabab
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: spokane, wa
Posts: 1,971
Liked 235 Times on 181 Posts
Likes Given: 446

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scorpien222 View Post
John Palmer best guide for a beginner or over rated ??
His book has some good info, but he's not the final say in homebrewing.
He does have a cult following though, almost a true worshipping.


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


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes