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Old 24-02-2016, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Mikkellers Book of beer.

Anyone into Mikkellers style needs this book!!

A really good read begins with how he started (in the basement like the rest of them!) he then goes into details of what he likes and how he brews.

It contains a lot of his own recipes for his 'out there' styles. Lots of DIPA's and Imperial Stout recipes, including a good few of his collaborations.

It finishes with food pairings and recipes for the food suggested.

Can't rate this highly enough, but then I'm a big Mikkeller fan.
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Old 24-02-2016, 08:54 AM   #2
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Anyone into Mikkellers style needs this book!!

A really good read begins with how he started (in the basement like the rest of them!) he then goes into details of what he likes and how he brews.

It contains a lot of his own recipes for his 'out there' styles. Lots of DIPA's and Imperial Stout recipes, including a good few of his collaborations.

It finishes with food pairings and recipes for the food suggested.

Can't rate this highly enough, but then I'm a big Mikkeller fan.
Agree its quite an inspiring book. There are better books for learning the brewing processes, but this one has enthusiasm for craft/interesting beers leaping off the pages and as you say the story of how they got started is very interesting.

It has about 2 dozen recipes (from memory) but each one is very different. A lot are quite strong but can be toned down using beersmith or similar.

Recently brewed a 'Green Gold' inspired IPA, toned down the grain bill a little. Early day but sampled a bottle last night after 2 weeks in the warm and very, very imppressed:
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My mate got this book for his Christmas, I had a wee look and it looks like a very nice read. Mikkeller's beers are always pretty interesting and a bit wack so I'd like to see how his thought process translates and a look at some of these recipes. I've got a few books being shipped over to me, this one is on my wish list.
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Got this for Christmas.

Enjoying reading it - any recipes anyone's tried?
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This is next on my reading list after I finish 'Brew like a Monk'!

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Picked this up with my Xmas Amazon vouchers. First skim: looks handy!
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I've used this book lots for interesting grain bills, great for making interesting beers, even if using slightly different hops and toning the ABV% down a bit for the real world !

Highly recommend this book as an inspiring read and some useful, interesting recipes.
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I've had this book for a few months now and it's a really nice book, lovely design and presentation. In fact I have to keep it away from my wife because she wants to cut it up and frame the pictures.
The instruction is fairly basic but the background section is interesting as is the food section although probably not really the type of recipes you're likely to prepare.
The best part is the beer recipes and there's a good selection in there of Mikkeller's beers and a few from people like Three Floyds, Kernel and Firestone Walker. He does have a habit of using Pilsner malt instead of Pale malt at times which is annoying but I'm sure you could substitute Pale malt if you don't have Pilsner.
I've only made Jackie Brown American Brown Ale so far which turned out OK without being anything spectacular. This could of course be down to me and also I toned down the bittering hops a little because I thought 77 IBUs was rather a lot for a brown ale.
A few typos eg flaked mats = flaked oats but all in all a very good book and well worth adding to your bookshelf.
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I have this book, it was a present from the wife for my birthday a year ago. It's worth getting for the recipes alone, they look insane, but I've brewed about 4 of them and they come out surprisingly well rounded and tasty. I wasn't really into the history of how the brewery got started as it was just Mikkell sucking his own c*ck, and I don't really care about his previous achievements.

I would say it needs to be proof read before being sent to print, not sure where I'm gonna get flaked mats from or if they even belong in beer? There are more typos in there which detract from the book.

On the whole though, worth getting for the recipes. I've brewed more from this book than any other, and if I'm brewing a new style for the first time, I always consult it to check what Mikkeller does first.
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Need to get this book.
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