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Old 02-28-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default What is the best All-Grain book/reference?

Im finally going all grain. There are many books out there, most of which have 1) general homebrow info, 2)a section on all grain, and 3) tons of recipies.

I am looking for something that is specifically geared toward all grain, or at least very heavy in all grain info.

Let me know if you guys know anything. Thanks!


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Old 02-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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I think the first mostly all grain book should be john palmers how to brew. you can preview it at:

How to Brew - By John Palmer

There are tons of great books but this one is a good overview, nice level of detail without being stupid crazy


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Old 02-28-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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I don't think there are any that are all grain focused because it's a relatively small portion of the homebrew market. Palmer's How to Brew - By John Palmer does a pretty good job but it is light on batch sparge info. I've never watched it but Basic Brewing? : Home Brewing Beer Podcast and DVD - Basic Brewing Radio? has a DVD geared towards all grain.
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New Brewing Lager Beer by Noonan covers a lot of advanced topics that either aren't covered in How To Brew at all, or are not covered thoroughly.
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New Brewing Lager Beer by Noonan covers a lot of advanced topics that either aren't covered in How To Brew at all, or are not covered thoroughly.
I would consider this book an intermediate to expert read. This might speak to my lack of intelligence, but I had to read through some sections several times to understand them.
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New Brewing Lager Beer by Noonan covers a lot of advanced topics that either aren't covered in How To Brew at all, or are not covered thoroughly.
Two thumbs up for Noonan. I would also second Palmer's How to Brew as the best and most up-to-date general purpose homebrewing book. HTB has very good info on all aspects of homebrewing but Brewing Lager Beer goes into more depth and detail than other homebrewing publications especially on topics such as mashing and brewing water. Don't let the title fool you. While it is based on lagers 99% of the information it has also pertains to ales.


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