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Old 05-16-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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I'm trying to learn as much as I can about brewing and working hard to get better at it. The problem I have found is I dont know that I did something wrong, until after its done and im trying to figure out what happened. It seems like you get an extract kit from the LHBS and learn the bare basics then it's all kinda learn from your mistakes from there. I have about 5 batches under my belt now and I want to make better beer. Any books or collection of books on brewing to increase my knowledge on the subject. If it matters I mostly brew belgian wit, IPA and scotch ales.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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There are plenty if great books. Designing great beers, radical brewing, brewing classic styles, and brew like a monk are some good starting points
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:20 AM   #3
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If you don't have any books, the first one you should buy is John Palmer's How to Brew.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:21 AM   #4
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How to brew by John Palmer has been great for me. Along with the other books listed above.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:22 AM   #5
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http://www.amazon.com/How-Brew-Every...ds=how+to+brew
This is prob the best for new brewers. There's a section towards the back that describes all different kinds of tasting flaws.

http://www.amazon.com/Brewmasters-Bi...wmasters+bible

http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-H...d_bxgy_b_img_y

http://www.amazon.com/Brewing-Classi...ref=pd_sim_b_8

http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Grea...I26PWMBU7QLRTV

These are great ones to start. I use the How To Brew by Palmer all the time, as do alot of brewers. Get a sticky pad and mark off the pages for quick reference.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:24 AM   #6
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If you don't have any books, the first one you should buy is John Palmer's How to Brew.
+1, then if you're into weird beer, get Extreme Brewing by Sam Calagione next. Also a subscription to BYO is essential.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:08 AM   #7
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I found this exact forum to be my best book. Seriously !

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Also a subscription to BYO is essential.
This too. There's a home brew club offering subscriptions on here.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/brew...iption-390380/
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:38 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. I think I got to happy on Amazon and bought about 4 more books than I should have, but hey I have trading material for a long time

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:23 AM   #10
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Try to come up with your own recipe. Trial by fire i say

 
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