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Old 06-06-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Looking to improve my need to see what is out there. What must have brewing/yeast/fermenting books do you all have in your libraries? I was looking to place an amazon order soon, and figured I'd pick up a few. Thanks!

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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do you currently have any books? Brewing classic styles is always a great start

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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How to Brew
Brewing Classic Styles
Designing Great Beers
Radical Brewing

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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The more I brew the less time I spend with the books. I find many to be more technical than I want and others to be too simple. How to Brew is good & Radical Brewing is more fun and interesting.

Best bet is to see if your library system has some of the books and borrow them. Then go buy the ones you think you want as a reference. Everyone of the books in post#3 were available to me at the Library.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #5
Jun 2008
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Brewing Better Beer by Gordon Strong is quickly becoming a favorite.

Also on the horizon is "Water" by Colin Kaminski ( Brewer at Downtown Joe's in Napas ) and John Palmer I believe.
BN Army for Life!!!

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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My favorites are John Palmer's How to Brew and Ray Daniel's Designing Great Beers. Two great books for brewers starting out and to reference in the future when you need a resource.
CP's Brew Workbook

If you're considering buying brewing software do yourself a favor and download my Brew Chart/Workbook first. You may not need to spend that money.

I like beer math!

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:19 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by chemman14 View Post
Brewing classic styles is always a great start
+1 on this.

If you could only had one book and could read Palmers "How to Brew" online, then Brewing Classic Styles would be the book to have.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:19 PM   #8
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If you are interested in Belgian Beer then Brew Like a Monk should be on the list

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Old 06-07-2011, 01:01 AM   #9
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I work in a bookstore, and all of the suggested titles so far are great. If I had to narrow it down to just three I'd say "How to brew", "Brewing Classic Styles", and "Brew Better Beer"

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Old 06-07-2011, 02:07 AM   #10
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Brewmaster's Bible
Brew Like a Monk

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