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Old 01-22-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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Default interested in brewing... any advice on a book?

With so many brew books out thier I found it a little difficult to pick just one.

Im very interested in learning the process of making beer, the equipment needed and a few basic recipes for me to start with. preferably a book that has a simple step by step approach then with more advanced recipes as time goes on.

As far as equipment for myself now, I have 3 5 gallon carboys, 3 6 gallon pales, hydrometer, racking cane and auto siphon equipment.

Ive made about 3 batches of mead with my best being a ginger mead that was a little to gingery (2.5 lbs fresh grated into 5 gallons) with kv116 yeast.

I just dont have the patience to sit and wait a year for this stuff to be drinkable.



so today I went into barns and nobles and saw a few good books but I saw equipment that looked like it came out of chem lab... something with copper coils for cooling the initial boiled "mash" to going into what I would assume is a container for fermenting. I am hoping that thier is a process for making beer that doesnt require this thing.

Anyway any advice appriciated. I also will further browse this websight.


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Old 01-22-2013, 12:14 AM   #2
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How to Brew by John Palmer. No contest.

Currently in the 3rd edition. 1st edition is available online for free. Quick google search will turn it up.


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I highly recommend "How to Brew" by John Palmer. It's a good beginner book, but there is some advanced info in there later.

He has the first edition for free online at howtobrew.com. But I think buying the book is worth it. He has appendices with equipment and a glossary that is very helpful!
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thanks for the info. this is exactly what I was looking for.
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wow just found out about this sights wiki page. Ill read up on that as well. thanks again.
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Good idea to read what is available in "How to Brew" and the Wiki. We'll look for you back here in about 3 weeks.


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