I havn't seen a discussion about this yet, and since I just purchased it myself, I feel safe posting.
Gordon Strong, who was awarded the Ninkasi at the last three NHC's, just released his book. In addition to his unreal success at the NHC, he is also a Level V Grand Master BJCP judge - so I guess the guy's got some credentials to back up whatever is in his book.
$12 shipped (with Amazon Prime)
I will be receiving my copy Thursday, and look forward to digging into it. I read in an interview with Strong, and excuse me if I am misquoting, that he was approached to write a book focusing on advanced brewing (with a concentration on all-grain). If that turns out to be the case, I think we are in for a treat.
I have felt there was a hole in the homebrew book market. I own a lot of books, and have some thoughts. Charlie's CJOHB
gets your mind in the right place and reminds you why you brew, Palmer's HTB
is a great tuturial and reference for beginner to advanced, Daniel's DGB
is an incredible database from which to formulate recipes, JZ/ Palmer's BCS
extracts from DGB
and removes the guesswork by building proven recipes for you, Mosher's RB
offers an off-centered (sorry DFH) approach to creative brewing, the JZ/ White's Yeast
tells you more than you ever wanted to know about fermentation and yeast management. But I think there was a need for a book dedicated to (appropriately) brewing better
Personally, I am at a point where I understand the process, so I saw the need for a book that ignores the entry level instructions and dedicates some valuable page space to (again) brewing better
Has anyone already bought/read it, and if so, do you care to offer any reviews? I'll follow up after the weekend and let you know my own thoughts.