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Old 12-11-2016, 08:19 PM   #1
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This book looks great, I know he is known for baking bread but he is an avid brewer.
First recipe I looked at had 400g of hops though
£20 from Waterstones or £9 from Amazon
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I bought this book and that book combined with this forum convinced me to give all grain a go. I found it really helpful as a beginner
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I got this book from the library when I was doing my first kit and bought it soon after and got into all grain after 3 kits following his advice and methods.

I think there are a few errors and omissions in it (eg. when I do I remove my hops after steeping? And, he's doing BIAB but only recommends making one bag - really you need 2, one for grains one for hops, unless you want to faff around cleaning your grain bag in the middle of your brew.) but it's great. Loads of really useful detail for the beginner.

I've made 3 of his recipes now - the Session American Wheat Ale is lovely and his 'Disproportionately Hopped' ale is just finishing up conditioning now, just bottled his Oatmeal Stout.

Overall, great book!
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This book looks great, I know he is known for baking bread but he is an avid brewer.
First recipe I looked at had 400g of hops though
�£20 from Waterstones or �£9 from Amazon
Oh yeah, he packs the hops in! He doesn't deny it though - says most recipes are short on hops by a factor of 2 of 3 I think.
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His American Imperial IPA has 500g,yep,500g of hops in it.
That alone would wipe out my freezer worth of stock!
Plus swmbo wouldn't appreciate the smell,of that im sure.
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Old 30-12-2016, 09:27 PM   #6
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I'm looking at doing his Dry Paddy Porter.

His recipe states the OG as 1.062 - 1.066 with a final ABV of 6.4 - 6.8%.

I've worked it out on BeerSmith and it's coming out at 1.050, 4.9%. I did see a reviewer on Amazon saying this looked like an error in the book.

Anyone done this recipe?
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Fraid not but i will say however that i don't think i've ever done one of his recipes or ever will.

Love the book and fills with enthusiasm but the amount of hops really pushes the price up of it all.
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Have this book... Suits me and my beer tastes very well.

Much better for a beginner than anything else I've seen
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Its a good book but you better have a deep wallet! Every recipe has more hops than the next.
His triple burst Citra has 600g.........

600g..............what?
Going to end up cheaper drinking in my local Brewdog
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Any book that encourages brewing enthusiasm cant be all bad, but 600g of citra in a 5gallon brew? is getting a bit silly, its not as if citra is a subdued or subtle hop its aroma is very in your face when used in moderation.

i think i woulnt enjoy reading it or value the opinion of someone suggesting such things. It rings of the sort of silly overuse of something to display opulence like the over sweetening of indian tea or adding gold flecks to russian vodka Its got more hops/sugar/gold in it so its got to be better regardless of actual taste..
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