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Old 03-13-2006, 01:47 AM   #1
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I saw a new book yesterday at Borders.

Basic Homebrewing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (Paperback)
by Jim Parker, Stacy Tibbetts (Editor)

Very colorful. A lot of pictures. However the book is VERY scant. We are talking about 70 pages and I think whoever figured the price of the book was on some seriously messed up homebrew. It is selling at Borders for $19.95! I mean... this book is INFORMATION SCANT! Barely gives you enough to realy get basic skills down and I think I got a lot more from the pictures then what was written.
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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Sounds like the menu at Denny's.
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:48 PM   #3
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Sounds like the menu at Denny's.
Man.. how much info do you REALLY want about the food at Denny's??? Some things are best left unsaid.

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Old 03-16-2006, 03:29 AM   #4
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Well said
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:21 AM   #5
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Man.. how much info do you REALLY want about the food at Denny's??? Some things are best left unsaid.

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In some what irony, there have been three seperate, unrelated shootings at Denny's in CA this week.
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:30 PM   #6
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Hmm.... so in other words this book is so bad that it would be more interesting to talk about Dennys then the book itslelf. My thoughts exactly.
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:34 PM   #7
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I keep hoping that a GOOD new book will come out on home brewing but other than re-makes of Charlie's books there is nothing. Maybe it's all been written?
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:58 PM   #8
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Yeah thats what Ive been doing too. That how I happen to come across this one.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:35 AM   #9
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Their breakfast skillets aren't too bad.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:02 PM   #10
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Rich, I kind of suspect that unless some new technology comes along, it's all been written. In fact, I think very little has changed in homebrew since Dave Line's books in the late 70s or early 80s. Little things, and lots of info is more widely available, but there is no "new info" in the new books. Just a reworking of products, techniques etc. And ole Charlie P put sooo much life into his books, that everything else just falls flat.
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