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Old 08-21-2006, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hello I am just getting into this can anyone recomend the best book or books to help me get started. Thanks

 
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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Hi Lumpy,

I'd recommend Charlie Papazian's "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing - Third Edition."

I find that most others here tend to recommend this book as well. It got me started with the basics, and introduced me to beginning homebrewing. Then as I got more experienced, further sections of the book gently lead you into the more advanced aspects of homebrewing.

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Old 08-21-2006, 12:19 AM   #3
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Palmer's "How To Brew" Dave Miller's "Homebrewing Guide" I think Palmer's is the best one available at this time, but many people like Papazian. Palmer's book is online, so you can sample his style.
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:52 AM   #4
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I know a lot of people prefer Papazian, but I like the Palmer book better.
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:31 AM   #5
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I know a lot of people prefer Papazian, but I like the Palmer book better.
I would agree. It is a great getting started book.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:51 AM   #6
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I have read the online sample of John Palmers "How to Brew" and have found it to be very helpful and informative. I haven't read any of the others but i know palmer's is great for explaining pretty much anything a beginning brew needs to know to get started (sense i just started as well, finished brewing my second batch today as a matter of fact).

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Old 08-21-2006, 03:18 AM   #7
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There is also "The Brewmasters Bible" by Stephan Snyder.
But my vert first book 14 or so years ago was Papasin's 2nd ed.
And Palrmer is great to, plus you can read it online as well.

Didn;t Palmer just release a new book?
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:28 PM   #8
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Lumpy from COT?

 
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:47 PM   #9
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I read the palmer book online and then when I got my brew kit, a copy of it was included. I also went and bought the joy of homebrewing. it has a greater depth of information plus a receipes. The Palmer book is great for starting out IMO
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