Brewing Library

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  1. krejcard

    krejcard New Member

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    I am looking to increase my brewing library and trying figure out what some good books are. I have Designing Great Beers. And I am planning to get How to Brew also, I read it from the library and think it is a good reference book. Any other good reference books that people have found?
     
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    Start with the basics...
    How to brew
    Complete Joy of Home Brewing
    Brewing Classic Styles

    The water and yeast book are very informative but I always say walk before you run

    Brian
     
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    +1 to the above.

    http://www.howtobrew.com/

    'Stick with the basics'- good advice.
    If you can make the same beer 2-3 times and it be the same, good for you- you're brewing!
    Keep the burner hot!
     
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    +1 on Palmer and Kaminski's Water - A comprehensive Guide for Brewers
    Designing Great Beers - Daniels
    Radical Brewing - Mosher
    For The Love of Hops - Hieronymus
     
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    My go to reference book has always been "The Complete Handbook of Home Brewing" by Dave Miller. It's a bit nerdy, but then again so am I. I like it because it gives you the reasons behind the instructions that a lot of books skip over. For instance, when I first started all grain, I was puzzled why all the books said to mash in at 152, but the first recipe I did said to mash in at 156. This book concisely answers those sorts of questions.
     
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    Thanks for the responses.
     

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