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Old 03-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a recommendation for a brewing science book

I have read the general Papazian homebrew books etc. but I was thinking about buying a text that would go more in depth into the brewing chemistry. I was a chemistry major in college and although organic chem was not my favorite I think I can still comprehend the science.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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This is probably the book you're looking for.


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This is probably the book you're looking for.
This is the book you want. It is quite helpful.
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Thanks for the advice. I will give it a try.
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Agreed. Fix, Principles if Brewing Science is a great book.
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I've found that Brewing (2n ed.) by Michael K. Lewis and Tom W. Young is pretty good. It doesn't focus solely on chemistry, but a host of brewing processes, mostly in terms of commercial production. I haven't personally read Fix, but I hear great things about that book, as well.
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I've really enjoyed "Yeast: a practical guide to fermentation"
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I recommend this book as well - it doesn't have as much for chemistry, but I learned a ton and fine-tuned my brewing techniques with this -

http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Brewi...3805130&sr=1-5

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Thanks for all of the recommendations. Looks like I need to start reading.


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