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Old 13-11-2017, 10:18 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good book on brewing lagers.
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are you wanting methods, recipes or history? Or all three?
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Methods mainly but all three would be useful.
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Brewing Lager Beer by Greg Noonan looks good. I haven't read it, but Noonan is a heavy-weight and the publisher is also the publisher of the brewing elements series, the John Palmer book and the Ray Daniels book, so I would imagine that it is decent.
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I've never brewed a proper lager as I dont have a brew fridge (so I do my best makiing pseudo lagers and lager style ales) but as far as I can tell lager brewing isnt particularly hard. Mostly all it takes is a brew fridge and lots of patience.

This online guide is as good as any I've seen for a 'traditional' method to lagering https://www.jaysbrewing.com/2012/04/...ager-homebrew/ and there's the brulosophy quick lagering method which some people argue isnt lagering at all (so you pays your money and makes your choice) http://brulosophy.com/methods/lager-method/


For recipes, You could do worse than Greg Hughes' Home Brew Beer which has at least one lager and ale recipe of most if not all of the major lager and ale styles.

As for history, I'm not sure which book you could go for but if you google a lager style and look for the BYO.Com hit, the link usually as a breif but good intro to the history of that particular style
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On the subject of lager...it seems that lager is all about the lengthy process of lagering the brew to achieve the required flavour,crispness etc. Do the mass producers actually do this?
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Can anyone recommend a good book on brewing lagers.
Randy Moshers book is quite good, just not specifically about lagers. Half half I guess.
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About Greg Noonan's book "New Brewing Lager": he describes the complete process from growing and malting barley, up to pouring the beer and drinking it. It is a nice technical book, with lots of details, readable for the casual (home) brewer, but it is not a hands on book.

For brewing lager, if you live in an appartment, you will need a fridge. However, if you live in a separate house, there will always be a place where it is colder, and maybe unheated. E.g. one of my toilets is located near the entry of my house, and is also located at the north side. In autumn and winter it is about 10° C, which is nice for brewing with lager yeast. Since it is a small room, which can be closed, no big temperature changes can occur.
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