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Old 10-01-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
Sep 2009
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Hi I'm new to this and want to get a book that will give me basic tips as well as recipes I live in uk.
Any ideas

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:10 PM   #2
Oct 2008
Reno, NV
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The information in these books are well layed out, but some of it can still be intimidating. Especially when you start to move into intermediate and advanced techniques of brewing (so many variables!). When starting out, proper sanitization techniques are the best thing to master. Partial mash brewing is a great time to play around with all the little variables these books will present, but don't feel like you have to practice all of them (water chemistry, pH, enzyme temps, water bill) at once. As long as you keep everything clean and sanitized, your beers will turn out great!

How To Brew
- John Palmer

Brewing Quality Beers- Byron Burch

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing- Charlie Papazian

Once you're ready to start formulating your own recipes:

Designing Great Beers- Ray Daniels
"A bar is better than a newspaper for public discussion."
-Jim Parker

Secondary:IPA, just "IPA"
Bottled: Applewood Smoked Porter, Windy Bridge Stout, Maple Chocolate Pumpkin Ale, Maple Pumpkin Ale, California Steam, Black Cat Porter, Irish Coffee Stout
Kegged: Blackberry Stout, Nut Brown, Sweet Cider, Apfelwein #2, IPA, SNCA Clone

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Old 10-02-2009, 01:57 AM   #3
Jun 2009
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If you're looking for a wine book "The Joy of Home Winemaking" by Terry Garey is a good one--starts you off really easy and takes you from there.
Hickory Glynn Winery & Brewery

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