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Old 04-10-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a good homebrew book for a beginner. Anyone know of a few good ones to start off with?

 
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:32 AM   #2
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Papazian, Homebrewers Companion.... read it twice, began my brewing hobby with AG with no issues. It is a super book!

 
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:33 AM   #3
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How to Brew by John Palmer. I consider that my go-to book for everything brewing. There is a free skeleton book available online that you can check out before you buy it. I recommend the hard copy of the book, it has a bunch more stuff!
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:45 AM   #4
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How to Brew by John Palmer. I consider that my go-to book for everything brewing. There is a free skeleton book available online that you can check out before you buy it. I recommend the hard copy of the book, it has a bunch more stuff!
+1 on How to Brew. Great book when just beginning, and then when you want to learn more. Well worth it. $13.57 on Amazon.

 
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:49 AM   #5
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Papazian, Homebrewers Companion.... read it twice, began my brewing hobby with AG with no issues. It is a super book!
+10. Between Palmer and Papazian, I found Papazian's entry had so much more content.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:06 AM   #6
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If you can afford it, get both. They're both awesome resources and will be helpful in the future.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:10 AM   #7
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I have the Palmer book and it is great, but I'll also give a nod to Homebrewing for Dummies.

 
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:19 AM   #8
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This is my recommendation. I have a full brewing library and these are the top four books in order of importance.

1. How to Brew, Palmer
2. The Joy of Home Brewing, Papazian
3. Radical Brewing, Mosher (Read this one after doing a few brews. It is great for ideas and recipes.)
4. The Home Brewers Companion, Papazian

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5. Designing Great Beers, Ray Daniels

 
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:24 AM   #9
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How to Brew - John Palmer
but also ...
The Home Brewer's Answer Book - Ashton Lewis...a very good read/guide for the new brewer

 
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:28 AM   #10
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Awesome, I'll check these books out. Thanks a lot everyone, I really appreciate it.

 
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