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Old 01-28-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
hoppyhoppyhippo
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Homebrew or brewing either or.

I've got a 15 dollar barnes and noble gift card and with the exception of the archer book, no book but homebrewing or about beer at the least is interesting me.

I've already bought How to Brew, the Complete Joy of Homebrewing, Brew Like a Monk, and designing great beers. Also have both Brooklyn's and Dogfish's autobiographies, Tasting Beer, and the Oxford Companion to beer. I saw 2 books at the B&N store that I found the most intriguing the first was the update to Extreme Brewing and the second was all about yeast. I feel like for immediate practical purposes. That Extreme Brewing is something I'd use now, since me and my brother are still in extract mode. Going to switch to partial mash soon but I dont' think we're gonna make the AG switch for a year and personally I still will do the occaisional 5 gallon extract, sicne I can't do more than a 1G All Grain. Though I can order Radical Brewing, which also intrigues me.

Any guidance would be great. I know all the basics of brewing since I've read both How to Brew and the Complete Joy of Homebrewing, what I want now is either more specific information (which is why the yeast book intrigued me) or new ideas for recipes and styles. I'm open to anything as long as it's not a basic home brew book.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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I suggest radical brewing, it is an entertaining read, also new brewing lager beer by Noonan

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #3
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+1 to Radical Brewing, highly entertaining and informative if you are interesting in the myriad of options of ingredients that can be used in beer!
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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For The Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops

They just released a new edition to this one in mid-December with updates on all of the modern hop varieties. The book is $11.08 on Amazon. GREATTTTTT book. Everything about everything about hops, from good combinations and recipes to growing hop vines to some pretty deep science.

How can the Hoppy Hoppy Hippo not own this book??
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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Good suggestions.

I may get For the love of hops, sounds interesting, it never popped up in my searches before, guess I didn't delve deep enough. I'm leaning towards Radical Brewing.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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As long as the experts are commenting on this thread; what, in your opinion, are some good books for newbie brewers. I'm looking to get away from kit brewing and want to branch out to experimenting with some of my own brews as opposed to just following others recipes.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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Radical brewing is great. Lots of good info and recipes, plus a lot of cool history. Brewing classic styles is also great - lots of info in addition to the recipes.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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Well, the good ones have been mentioned aside from "Yeast" by Jamil Z. and Chris White. And when you want to get a little more advanced, check out: http://www.amazon.com/Brewing-Practi.../dp/1855734907

It was definitely not $15, though I got a free PDF of it on my kindle.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #9
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Brewing Classic Styles is a must have IMO. I'm constantly using my copy and have enjoyed every recipe from that book with the exception of the porter, and that's most likely because I don't like porters. I've won several ribbons with these recipes so I can attest that they're solid.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #10
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As long as the experts are commenting on this thread; what, in your opinion, are some good books for newbie brewers. I'm looking to get away from kit brewing and want to branch out to experimenting with some of my own brews as opposed to just following others recipes.
Having read How to Brew and The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, Both are great books for different reasons. I think you learn much more about brewing from How to Brew, but I think The Complete Joy is more accessible.

 
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