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Old 09-05-2007, 10:03 PM   #11
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Why I recommend How to Brew is that it is very up to date, well researched and written, has all you need to take you from basic to advanced brewing. Besides, the author is a great guy, so you know your money isn't going to some boob.


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Old 09-05-2007, 10:15 PM   #12
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Hi there. I'm new to this forum. I'm pretty much a noob to brewing in general and much as I love this forum I like to have a recipe book beside me.

I've been making my own wine for a while and using a book by C J Berry, who seems to have written a bit of a wine-makers bible in that respect.

I was wondering if there is a must-have book for the home-brewer? Nominations, please!
I bought Dave Miller's book in 1988. IMHO, it is better than Papazian's. I was doing AG, and it brought my mash eff. up to 92-94% Well worth the price i paid. The Complete Handbook Of Home Brewing.


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Old 09-05-2007, 10:27 PM   #13
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I bought Dave Miller's book in 1988. IMHO, it is better than Papazian's. I was doing AG, and it brought my mash eff. up to 92-94% Well worth the price i paid. The Complete Handbook Of Home Brewing.
That IS a good book. I have a well worn copy around as well. I agree that it is more useful then Complete Joy.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:55 PM   #14
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Palmer and the new guy, Jamil, co-author a book coming out in the Fall of 2007.

Jamil is contradicting some "sacred" techniques, and winning awards like crazy.

My SWMBO ordered for me for Christmas.

Should be a fun read and educational.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:23 PM   #15
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Dude! Don't hold out! What's the book called?
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:31 PM   #16
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Dude! Don't hold out! What's the book called?
http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/sto...76fc4c86632bfb
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:37 PM   #17
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Here is a link to the Jamil/Palmer book:

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/sto...products_id=26

I ordered a copy and am looking forward to seeing it.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:19 AM   #18
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What if a Guy was looking for a book that explained the ins and outs of AG Brewing? Everything that he was looking for. Especially Lautering. Where would you send him for a book along those lines?
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I like Papazian's The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.


Before you go cough up 20$ on a book, check out this thread out first! I just ordered Papazian's The Homebrewers Companion. It's a cool book exchange program.
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Being a monarch and all, I live in England This has two implications:
  1. I cannot join your fine All-American paperback book-swap shop
  2. I have no interest in lagers
That said, can I take a moment to gush enthusiastically about the quantity and quality of your responses. Cheers for all the tips guys and girls (girls brew, too, right?).
I look forward to pestering all the people who post here with many more daft questions.
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:20 AM   #20
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Believe it or not....there is a "Homebrewing for Dummies" that is much easier to read than Papazian's book. It's more up to date....it definitely doesn't reccomend bleach as a sanitizer! How to Brew is a close second...and you can just read it online.

+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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