Must read beer literature - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Must read beer literature

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
Dave37
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Queens NY, New York
Posts: 1,605
Liked 414 Times on 285 Posts



Hey guys and gals just searching through the forums and I had this question I saw that no one had asked this..or at least not in these exact words.

Anyway I was wondering if I could be recommended some "Must Read" beer literature. Anything about the genre will be great. History, recipes, how to, anything!

I'm sure everyone has their own beer "bible" and I would like to read em all. (the good ones anyway)

So if you can share where I can find Some knowledge that can help make me a better brewer while I am unable to brew physically, (other than these forums which I check out often) I'd be much obliged.

Thanks in advance. Cheers.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
Mongrel
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Sisters, Oregon
Posts: 1,745
Liked 238 Times on 149 Posts


How to Brew, Brewing Classic Styles, Designing Great Beers, Yeast, Radical Brewing, Brew Like a Monk, Brewing Better Beer. That should get you started.

thisoneguy Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
hogwash
 
hogwash's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Waynesboro, VA
Posts: 721
Liked 61 Times on 51 Posts


Randy Mosher's Tasting Beer is a good one in addition to Mongrel's list. It's not so much about brewing as it is about history, style, pairings, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
kinison_fan
 
kinison_fan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Downingtown, PA
Posts: 539
Liked 54 Times on 51 Posts


I still recommend "Complete Joy of Homebrewing" to my friends interested in getting started in homebrewing...
__________________
-Those that know donít close the door on those that donít know (The Gourds, "Education Song")...
-The brewer's yeast ferments, and forgives, all that you did...(The Gourds, "Right in the Head")...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #5
AmandaK
 
AmandaK's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
KCMO
Posts: 1,500
Liked 142 Times on 106 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by kinison_fan View Post
I still recommend "Complete Joy of Homebrewing" to my friends interested in getting started in homebrewing...
This is what I started on, and it did get me VERY EXCITED about homebrewing, but it also steered me into brewing some pretty terrible beer. (Pitched the yeast at 75-80? RDWHAHB!! Didn't make a starter? RDWHAHB!!) Once I started reading books like How to Brew, Designing Great Beers, Yeast, Brew Like a Monk, Wild Brews and many other technical books, my brewing improved vastly.

I'm not trying to knock on Charlie P., I just think that the RDWHAHB mantra in that book goes a touch too far.
__________________
BJCP Master Beer Judge

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 02:23 PM   #6
hotspurdotus
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Morgantown, WV
Posts: 200
Liked 31 Times on 23 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by hogwash View Post
Randy Mosher's Tasting Beer is a good one in addition to Mongrel's list. It's not so much about brewing as it is about history, style, pairings, etc.
I'm reading this right now. It's very accessible and contains a lot of useful info for a someone who's only been brewing (and thinking critically about beer) for a couple years.

The Kindle version is available for only $3

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
diptherunner
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Posts: 125
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts


How To Brew is awesome. Super helpful and good scientific explanations. It's a must.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Brewing Literature? saintdog327 General Beer Discussion 2 02-24-2012 11:08 PM
Cider Literature MizooBrew Cider Forum 11 11-09-2011 10:53 PM
Hops Literature greatschmaltez Recipes/Ingredients 2 07-09-2011 04:33 AM
Literature FensterBos Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 02-25-2011 05:12 AM
brewing literature? any good stuff to get and read? bobthebiker General Beer Discussion 10 12-21-2008 11:40 PM


Forum Jump