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Old 04-10-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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ok so ive read How to brew, designing great beers, and the complete joy of homebrewing, and i want to get some more books, and just wanted to know whats recomended. Im currently looking to buy jamils yeast book, and brewing classic styles, but also want to know what else is worth reading?


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Old 04-10-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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I think Radical Brewing is the one I've enjoyed the most.


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Old 04-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #3
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JZ's yeast book, radical brewing, and then brew like a monk, farmhouse ales, and wild brews are the next ones on my list to buy. granted that doesn't help you know if they're worth reading
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I like the books from the classic beer styles series.
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Chris White's book Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation seems like one on a topic that is often overlooked somewhat. I have heard some good reviews (or were they plugs) for it, but haven't read it myself.
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yeast is pretty good- i don't want to give away the ending BUT- he becomes darth vader. brewing with wheat is a good one - wild brews is awesome. if you like to read about beer, probably any book is going to be good. the encyclopedia of beer and the oxford companion are great toilet books- you can randomly open them to an entry that corresponds to the size of your bowel movement and read away...
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It sounds like you don't have anything on yeast which I'll admit can be super technical and boring but super important nonetheless. I'd suggest going that route to expand your knowledge toall areas of brewing. Designing beers is great and all but you also need to know about what actually makes those beers more than just sugar water.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:56 AM   #8
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Brewing better beer by Gordon Strong is a good book.
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I can give you a good recommendation of what NOT to buy... Do not buy "Extreme Brewing" by Sam Caligione. I heard lots of people raving about it on HBT, bought it and it is a useless extract brewing book for people who like to throw really weird crap in their beer - much like the author.

How to Brew Like a Monk was excellent however. If you like the Belgian style it is an excellent book.
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The Brewmaster's Bible by Stephen Snyder is worth a look.

Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher is a really interesting book as well.


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