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Old 08-12-2017, 09:37 PM   #1
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Well as I have been tempted to go ''all grain'' can any of you recommend any books that will be good in order I can learn more please. Also what would be a good beer IPA or bitter to start with please. Finally are there any Ringwood beer clones out there that are very good please?

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:40 PM   #2
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Gregg Hughes home brew beer, seems really popular
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Cheers Yeast....great name by the way
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How to Brew by John Palmer is a good introduction. IPA and bitter are both good choices for a first AG. There are a few Ringwood clones out there, including Graham Wheeler's one. I haven't done it but Wheeler's recipes are usually decent. You can even get the Ringwood yeast as Wyeast do it.
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How to Brew by John Palmer is a good introduction. IPA and bitter are both good choices for a first AG. There are a few Ringwood clones out there, including Graham Wheeler's one. I haven't done it but Wheeler's recipes are usually decent. You can even get the Ringwood yeast as Wyeast do it.

Thanks...are Wyeast in the UK?
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Thanks...are Wyeast in the UK?
It's an American company but many of the online homebrew shops in the UK stock their yeasts.
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In addition to the authors listed above I would also recommend the books from Dave line and Graham wheeler too. Every brewer will try Grahams TTL recipe an lurve it

If a beardy weirdy hipster you may appreciate the books by Randy Mosher, . My Bias and Joking apart, Moshers Radical brewing is a well respected book, more the US style of brewing tho.

If looking for further reading beyond the 'basic mechanics/procedures' Chris Whites 'Yeast' is a surprisingly easy read and is highly enlightening, its in a series of books covering the 4 main ingredients in beer Yeast, Grain, Water and Hops, All with a US slant but with yeast thats not really an issue.. (ive read all 4 and Yeast is the well thumbed and tatty book )
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Hi!
John Palmer's book is now in the 4th edition, but the first edition is available free, online.
http://www.howtobrew.com
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I just had a look at the Malt Miller site. Obviously the reason I want the books is to learn methods but also to clone a few beers. Are the Malt Miller clones like the beers they copy, ie Forty Niner and Speckled Hen?
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