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Old 01-18-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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I have the Joy of Homebrewing but I want something more in depth, and up to date.

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Old 01-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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How to Brew, John Palmer
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Depends what you are looking for. If you want something for formulating recipes, Designing Great Beers and Brewing Classic styles are both good. If you like Belgian beers, go for Brew Like a Monk. If you are just a beginner looking for methodology, I recommend How to Brew by John Palmer (3rd ed. available online for free). If you want something crazy in depth, there are brewing textbooks out there.

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Designing Great Beers. Ray Daniels

Very different than How to Brew, but still a great book.

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It's a progression, I think.

How to Brew for basic (and some advanced) information. A must-own. It's awesome he's put it online, but it's nice to have a paper copy to peruse at your leisure (i.e. keep a copy in the ****ter).

Jamil's book for great information about all the beer styles. Not the most in-depth with each style, but if you know this book inside and out you'll know most of what you need to know about different beers.

Designing Great Beers when you really want to get into things more technically.

When you REALLY want to key into particular styles, then get into things like Brew Like a Monk.

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Old 01-18-2009, 07:52 PM   #7
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are there books on brewing IPAs?

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Pale Ales by Terry Foster. Amazon.com: pale ales: Books
Not just IPA's, but they are covered.

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TheBrewingNetwork.com has a pretty good selection of books to look through. Also, If you are interested in a particular style, check out the Jamil Show. They have done a show on each style, including IPA

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Depends what you are looking for. If you want something for formulating recipes, Designing Great Beers and Brewing Classic styles are both good. If you like Belgian beers, go for Brew Like a Monk. If you are just a beginner looking for methodology, I recommend How to Brew by John Palmer (3rd ed. available online for free). If you want something crazy in depth, there are brewing textbooks out there.
Am I missing something or is it only the 1st edition that is free?

Anyone know what is different in the 3rd vs. 1st?
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