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Old 10-26-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
Aug 2009
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I do the ordering for my Library for food type books, this includes homebrewing type books. The ones we have are not very kind to the beginner. Which books do you guys think are a must have?


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Old 10-26-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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How to Brew
Brew Like a Monk
Designing Great Beers
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:16 PM   #4
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Radical Brewing
New Brewing Lager Beer (More technical, but full of good info. RIP)
Brewing Classic Styles

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:18 PM   #5
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How to brew, Brewing Classic Styles
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:31 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Parker36 View Post
How to Brew
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing
I have these two so far and they do a good job of covering the basics.

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:47 PM   #7
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I would agree with what everyone else has said... I wish my library had someone who cared about homebrewing in charge of ordering books... You should transfer to Northern Minnesota! I guess I shouldn't complain, as a result of the crappy library selection I just ordered them for MY library...

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:49 PM   #8
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No doubt... I would be in heaven if someone ordered brew like a monk and radical brewing at my library... but I guess I could donate a copy to them!
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:28 AM   #9
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Dave Line's Brewing Beers Like Those You Buy. It has many recipes, hints and tips.

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