Radical Brewing: by Randy Mosher
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Pros: A good book for teh advancing brewer who has a couple of years of experience and wants to expand their knowledge of ingredients.
Cons: The first few chapters on basic brewing (70 pages) are a waste.
Recommended? YesWhen I first got the book I skimmed it and didn't get much out of it. But then I went back and selectively red parts of chapters and gradually tried using some of the ingredients mentioned. I made the Tire Biter bitter beer, using Maris Otter malt for the first time, and realized what I had been missing.
Pros: Thorough review of beer history and different beer styles, plenty of recipes to try, breaks down the science of brewing well
Cons: Details to many recipes are difficult for a novice brewer to interpret
Recommended? YesThis is the first book I bought on brewing by recommendation of another home brewer. In retrospect, I wish I had gotten something a bit simpler. I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner as far as a "how to brew" book, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in expanding their thoughts on what a beer can be. 4 Stars for now as there's still a lot in it that I don't quite understand yet, but will probably be an easy 5 stars with some more years of experience under my belt.
June 10, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Pros: Easy to read. Informative. Indexed recipes.
Recommended? YesThis book covers a brief history of various brew styles and gives recipes along the way. It also details brewing equipment and ingredients. Has illustrations.
April 16, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Pros: Amazing look at the history of brewing, and how to brew historical and hard to obtain styles
Cons: Not for beginners
Recommended? YesI would give it six stars if I could. I've probably read this book at least four times from start to finish, and I'm constantly referencing it for questions and guidelines. Truly a fascinating look at the world of brewing beer.
January 25, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Pros: Really informative and some good recipes.
Cons: Could be better.
Recommended? YesOk book, could be better. Has some really good recipes. Great way to learn a lot about the whole brewing process, ingredients, etc.
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