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Buddhabuddha

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I have "the Complete Joy of Homebrewing" -papazian, I read it, I loved it, I felt like it "explained" brewing to me in a way that was very easy to understand. I am trying to tell my buddy about brewing, and he asked about books. I told him about the one I read, but, seeing that I have only read one, I thought I would ask you folks what others you thought would be good for a NOOOOB...

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I picked up "Homebrewing for Dummies" at Barnes and Noble. I found it too be a really good book.
 

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Don't reccommend something you haven't read. If you liked the Papazian (I sure did) g'head. Good book.
 

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I liked Papazian when I was just getting started. I found that he made it sound doable...played down the technicalities until after he walked you through your first batch.
 
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Thanks all, I will just recommend the papazian book,
heck at least then if he has questions i might be able to help... just gotta ask him what page..
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Buddhabuddha said:
Thanks all, I will just recommend the papazian book,
heck at least then if he has questions i might be able to help... just gotta ask him what page..
:p

Make sure its the FIRST Papazian book. The second, called "Homebrewer's Companion" (or something along those lines) is MUCH more technical. I made the mistake of buying that one first and was lost until I actually started brewing. That one goes deep into water PH and equations and stuff. BORING. :p
 
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no worries,
I have the "Complete Joy of HomeBrewing, 3rd Edition"
I'll make sure he gets that one.

Thanks again..
 

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One vote here for Palmer's "How To Brew." Reads like a textbook with good pics and explanations that go from very basic to about the intermediate level. I did enjoy Papazian's book a lot too.
 

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I've only read Papazian's book as well, but I liked it a lot. I'd recommend it.
 

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How to brew by Palmer
Complete Joy of Homebrewing
Brew Chem 101
Bizarre Brews 101 has a short simple how to brew extract section
basically any and all brewing books on the market.
 
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When did this thread originate?
That's two you resurrected circa 2005 I believe. You also pulled out the Everclear Apple Pie one. I guess I wanted to help a girl out (get trashed). You sir, are research before posting maximized :D

Back then there was probably 30-40 posts total in a 24h period. All those people seem to have moved on for the most part. Starting to feel like the resident historian...
 

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As a beginner, Papazian's book has been a great start. Today I ordered "How to Brew" by Palmer and "Brew Chem 101" by Johnson. Hopefully these two will be as helpful.
 
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