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Old 11-02-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
Sep 2011
Crystal, MN
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What books related to brewing would you guys suggest to read?

The only book I've read so far is "How to Brew" by John Palmer and was hoping to start reading another one soon. I am not necessarily looking for another beginning brewer book but would definitely love to read something on designing beers, maybe a book dedicated to hops or yeast, or maybe just simply a more advanced homebrewing book. Heck, any websites that you guys think are useful I'd be interested in as well.


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Old 11-03-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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Brewing Classic styles has excellent recipes for each style.
Designing great beers is good when you are ready to really start tweaking your own recipes.
Radical brewing has good ideas and some helpful techbiques for particular styles.
I havent read brewing better beer but Ive heard good things about it.
Fast Dogs Brooing

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:15 AM   #3
Aug 2010
Torrance, CA
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I'm pretty new to brewing and have read a bunch of books.

My favorites are:

Radical Brewing - Gives a lot of creative ideas
Brewing Classic Styles - Gives good base recipes for each style

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:18 AM   #4
Dec 2010
Cloverdale, California
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Designing Great Beers

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:30 AM   #5
May 2011
San Mateo, CA
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I've checked out all the books listed and they are all really great. But as beginninger moving to intermediate realm Brewing Classic Styles was a great complement to How to Brew (my other favorite book). Gives a good base on any style you can think of.

Also I would recommend, great listening. Check out Brew Strong and the Jamil Show.

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:42 AM   #6
Jul 2011
Florence, KY
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The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing is an entertaining and informative read.
+1 on Designing Great Beers.

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:58 PM   #7
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Brewing Better Beer by Gordon Strong is one I really like.
Gaptooth Brewhouse

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:55 PM   #8
Jun 2011
Wylie, TX
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+1 to Brewing Classic Styles. Extract based recipes for us beginners, with a great explanation of the style for each.
Primary: Innkeeper
Secondary: Dawson's Kriek, Wee Heavy
Bottled: Spiced Holiday Ale,
Drinking: Moose Drool Clone, Irish Red, Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter, Milk Stout, NB Innkeeper Kit (West Yorkshire), NB Mild Ale (West Yorkshire), American Wheat
Planning: Irish Red, Patersbier,

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:57 PM   #9
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Boston, MA
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:28 PM   #10
Sep 2011
Crystal, MN
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Thanks a lot guys.

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