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Old 06-13-2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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Hi, I have read several books on home brewing. The Complete Joy of Home Brewing, Home Brewing for Dummies, Home Brewing Volume 1 by Korzonas, and The Home Brewers Garden. I just ordered The Everything Home Brewing Book and More Home Brew Favorites. What home brewing books do you recommend for my collection? Thanks



 
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:35 PM   #2
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"How to Brew" by Palmer and "Designing Great Beers" by Daniels



 
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:39 PM   #3
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"How to Brew" by Palmer and "Designing Great Beers" by Daniels
Yes, those two are my favorite references. Also, "Radical Brewing" by Randy Mosher and "Brewing Classic Styles" by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer.

Brewing Classic Styles is a nice reference when you want to start making certain styles, and Designing Great Beers takes you a step further. They are actually pretty good companion books.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:41 PM   #4
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Homebrewer's Answer Book by Ashton Lewis (Mr Wizard from Brew Your Own magazine). Answers practically every question about the homebrew process

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Old 06-13-2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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Yes, those two are my favorite references. Also, "Radical Brewing" by Randy Mosher and "Brewing Classic Styles" by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer.
Those are the 4 that get mentioned most often by far every time we have this thread. Start with them.

If you like Belians, Brew Like a Monk is also a must-have--Designing Great Beers inexplicably omits Belgians while covering almost every other style.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:56 PM   #6
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Those are the 4 that get mentioned most often by far every time we have this thread. Start with them.

If you like Belians, Brew Like a Monk is also a must-have--Designing Great Beers inexplicably omits Belgians while covering almost every other style.
That's is about the only fault I can find with. Brew Like a Monk, Farmhouse Ales, and Wild Brews will cover everything Designing Great Beers doesn't.

 
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:56 PM   #7
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I agree with How to Brew, Designing Great Beers, and Brewing Classic Styles. I don't disagree with any of the others because I haven't read them. I also highly recommend New Brewing Lager Beer by Greg Noonan

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Old 06-13-2010, 11:58 PM   #8
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Also the "Classic Styles Series" books are great if you really want to get into a specific style of beer.

 
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:01 AM   #9
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How to Brew--John Palmer. Nuff said

 
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:23 AM   #10
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well, not quite... though not specific to home brewing, "Brewing Up Business" by Sam Calagione is a great read about following your dreams. His, from homebrewing in college to running one of the greatest craft breweries of our time.


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