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Old 10-10-2007, 07:41 AM   #21
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I really liked Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. Its not really a how to book for beginners but more about different ingredients and styles. A very enjoyable book.

 
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:43 AM   #22
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+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously...Papazian IS a great guy...I missed meeting him by about 10 minutes at the Stone Brewery 2 weeks ago....no disrespect....I own and have read all the aforementioned books but IF you're new....read "HomeBrewing for Dummies"..it puts ALL the knowledge you need to start extract, or even AG. IMHO, it is WAY easier to read than ANY book on homebrewing, loyalties aside.

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:57 AM   #23
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My kit came with "How to Brew" so I'm gonna have to vote for this one by default!

It is a very good book, however. From extract to AG, Palmer knows what he's talking about.

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:54 AM   #24
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I will have to vote for Palmer's 'How to Brew' as well.

I was extremely fortunate with my choice of a google search term when I decided that I wanted to try making beer. I entered 'how to brew' into google.

Palmer's site was the first hit, and the only book I read before making my first beer. It is responsible for my 'rookie' batches being more than just drinkable, they were inspiring.

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:27 PM   #25
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One thing people aren't mentioning re: howtobrew is that there's a TON of additional info in the book that isn't on the website. Buy the book, it's worth every penny.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:19 PM   #26
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I like Papazian's [U]The Complete Joy of Homebrewing
You can find a dozen of so of these books for $1 (one dollar) on www.abebooks.com Along with many other beer and wine books for cheap.

 
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:49 PM   #27
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One thing people aren't mentioning re: howtobrew is that there's a TON of additional info in the book that isn't on the website. Buy the book, it's worth every penny.
Yes, agreed -- the third edition is the most up-to-date book out there. Great place for beginner's to learn extract AND all grain brewing, and a superb reference for more advanced brewers.

The second edition is good, too -- not as current but the publication quality is FAR better than the third edition. The third edition is full of typographical errors and typesetting problems -- quite disappointing. I keep both on hand for this reason.

 
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:43 PM   #28
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I only have two books and between the two I feel like I can brew for years and years with the information in them. Papazian's "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing" and "Beer Captured." Beer captured is great because it has recipes of virtually all of the major styles worldwide.

That's my 2 cents.

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Old 06-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #29
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I agree with scubasteve, I purchased the home brewing for dummies book and i love it, I'm brand new to home brewing and it gave me plenty of tips, tricks, pictures for reference and the explination of both the processes and equipment were great!

 
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