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Old 28-07-2017, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm travelling with graft quite a bit in the coming weeks and wouldn't mind a decent read brew wise. Be it recipes or just general beer crack.

Anybody recommend some good brew books?

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Hi mate, there's a whole sub-forum dedicated to beer books

http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=79

Whenever I get into a hobby, I tend to (over?)buy loads of books on the topic. My personal faves are Radical Brewing, which combines a wide range of recipes, interesting info and I also like his writing style.

For a more 'how to' recipe book, the bible is a classic.

I own Designing Gr8 Beers, but find it a very tough read. It's also showing it's age a bit too.

I've recently received the 4th edition of How To Brew by John Palmer which looks pretty strong too.

If you're a hipster type, Mikeller's book is of some interest, with some decent looking recipes, but loads of typo's and translation errors (see if your local library has it!?)

I'm also tempted (on the basis of their podcast) by Experimental Brewing
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For recipes I swear by "brewing classic styles" which has at least one award winning recipe for every BJCP style. For a proper reading book then "brew like a monk" or "beer is proof that God loves us" are both really interesting.
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For a good entertaining read Tony Magee's 'So you want to start a brewery' The lagunitas story is brilliant, made me chuckle and smile a lot.

For process improvement John Palmers 'How to Brew' is the bible IMHO

Another one I like as real quality hardback is James Morton's 'BREW' book, nice photos and some discussion of equipment, ingredients and processes but with plenty of good, modern 'hop heavy' recipes to try.

That little lot of brew porn should keep you busy for a while !
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If you've got an iPad how about a couple of digital issues of Brew Your Own magazine or Craft Beer and Brewing.
They're obviously USA based but if you pick issues covering subjects that interest you probably a better read when travelling than a book of recipes.
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For process improvement John Palmers 'How to Brew' is the bible IMHO
I agree, just got the latest one on Kindle it's excellent.
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Quality info there mate cheers! Yeah I'm new to all this thread and forum type of thing so my bad for not noticing haha!

It's payday so I can see a few book sites getting hammered tonight






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Hi mate, there's a whole sub-forum dedicated to beer books

http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=79

Whenever I get into a hobby, I tend to (over?)buy loads of books on the topic. My personal faves are Radical Brewing, which combines a wide range of recipes, interesting info and I also like his writing style.

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Thanks for the reply I'm getting amongst all the titles now. Think I might have to knick the Mrs Kindle at this rate!


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If you are after traditional British beers it has to be any of the Graham Wheeler books. I have quite a few by American authors and have come to the conclusion they don't understand British beer.
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