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Old 29-01-2016, 07:08 PM   #1
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I think this is a brilliant book, especially if you are relatively new to this 'hobsession' of ours. Step-by-step instructions, and some cracking recipes. Well worth having and a good addition to any brewers' library!

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Yep this is a go to book whenever I am thinking of a brewing a style..
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I think the recipes are the star of this book. It gives at least one recipe for all the major ale and lager styles as well as hybrid styles.
I've never considered myself a lager drinker/brewer as I prefer darker beers but there as some dark lager styles that caught my eye,so I will be having a go a brewing a lager some time soon
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Well well well, I received my copy of the Greg Hughes Home Brew Beer a few days ago and over those days iv fully immersed myself in it and it has opened my eyes to several things. What a book this is. To Me it feels like a written Documentary with the added bonus of a hell of a lot of beers to be made. I love pictures as I'm a big kid and they really help to get my kogs turning in my head lol. Seriously though, What a Bloody good Book this is. Payed œ10 off Amazon for a "Used" including P+P and the book hadn't even been opened before. You could tell the pages hadn't even once parted.
Chuffed to bits. This book is clearly a must have for any Homebrewer serious of his craft. LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!! Now I suggest if you haven't already got this book. Go Buy It.
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+1 for that, I got this and the Graham Wheeler book for Xmas, both really good.
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I love this book, some elements may be a little basic for the more experienced brewer wanting to get into the fine detail, but it was great for my level of experience and filled in a lot of blanks on the brewing process. The book is worth having for the recipes alone

My only issues with it are that BIAB only gets a mention in one very short paragraph and, worse, there's a line that says you shouldn't drink homebrew while making homebrew (I forget the exact quote). Sounds like blasphemy to me as I treat the need to drink while brewing as the 11th commandment!!!
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Well well well, I received my copy of the Greg Hughes Home Brew Beer a few days ago and over those days iv fully immersed myself in it and it has opened my eyes to several things. What a book this is. To Me it feels like a written Documentary with the added bonus of a hell of a lot of beers to be made. I love pictures as I'm a big kid and they really help to get my kogs turning in my head lol. Seriously though, What a Bloody good Book this is. Payed ´┐Ż┬£10 off Amazon for a "Used" including P+P and the book hadn't even been opened before. You could tell the pages hadn't even once parted.
Chuffed to bits. This book is clearly a must have for any Homebrewer serious of his craft. LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!! Now I suggest if you haven't already got this book. Go Buy It.
Try the K├Âlsch Rob. You'll love it. Just make sure you use K├Âlsch yeast.
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I use this all the time. Very good book but there are some annoying little details - like having hops in the recipes that aren't even mentioned in the table of hops. Same with speciality malts. Oh yes and it says somewhere that flaked grains are better than rolled grains as they don't have to be cooked before use - then includes rolled grains in the recipes but no mention of what you're supposed to do to them.
And BIAB gets hardly a mention at all which is ridiculous as it's the easiest and cheapest way into All Grain.
But basically a good book. Love the Northern Brown.
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Excellent book and beautifully produced. I have another old brewing book by a guy called Dave Line that I bought in the 1980s and that one is so dire in presentation that I hardly ever opened it. In comparison this one is a delight to the eyes.

The price has gone sky high now though. When I got mine it was œ3 on Amazon. It must have gone out of print or something having sold out the original stock.
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Great book for recipe ideas and when you are first starting out. Was brilliant buy for œ3
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