Books for brewing please

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  1. Dec 21, 2017 #41

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    No sure mate?
    I’ve not used the amount of hops he suggests in any brew yet
    Here’s another 👍
     

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  2. Dec 21, 2017 #42

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    I'm getting this book (Morton) for Christmas.
    (I know this because I bought it, and gave it to my middle son to give me for Christmas).
    Can't wait to try some of the recipes, and these snippets are whetting my appetite.

    Looks like I'll have to start saving up for hops though. :)
     
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    Hope I’m not ruining it for you!!!!
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    Bloody good question. Given that the hop schedule is so prominent when building an IPA recipe, I've not seen any with indepth reference to hop addition strategy, or how hop analysis data influences hop selection. Just the same general info on bittering and aroma additions. I've not yet read Hops by Stan Heironymus, but his style is more historical and journalistic.

    Stating the obvious, IPA by Mitch Steele may be the best bet. Although it focuses on the history of IPA from its origins to the present it contains a fair few commercial recipes.



    "Inspiration is the impact of a fact on a well-prepared mind" Louis Pasteur
     
  5. Dec 21, 2017 #45

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    I think the history has be done to death in every book, it would be good now to see books that just cut to the chase and focus on creating. I’d love a book with lots of tips about creating.

    A good tip from that american pale recipe above, that I will take on board is that if one element is varied keep the rest simple. Might get that book!

    Another question! With ipa recipes, as most are American, many tend to specify two row with a bit of Munich. I am guessing that would give something similar to Maris Otter, which may be less available over there. Any reason not to replace the two row Munich combo with Maris Otter?
     
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    Can't see any reason why not. Maris Otter is supposed to be a bit nutty, but with a boat load of hops over the top, it would be hard to pick out. The Americans replicating MO is funny. Whilst they are doing that, I read an article ages ago from one UK maltster talking about developing lighter pale malts to meet the demands of UK craft brewers, who want something cleaner for their IPAs. Muntons, Simpsons and Crisp all do Low colour pale malts these days.
     
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    I like this from James Morton
     

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    Gonna get that book.
     
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    Ok, last one, it’s for the Bitter lovers 👍
     

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    Sorry, a bit of that is missing, fix it later
     
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    James Morten's book will arrive tomorrow! ( along with that book on hops) , the Mrs signed up to a free month of amazon prime for smas- first time ive used it and it took about 5 seconds to order both ( on her account to boot!) happy days
     
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    Enjoy mate, just start saving up for hops now though !! He uses around 600-700 in one brew 😳
     
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    I bought Brew on Kindle earlier myself. IMHO, Greg Hughes Home Brew Beer is a superior book. Brew seemed a bit on the short side, with too few recipes. Had I of bought it first and read it before everything else, I probably would have rated it higher, but after reading better books it seemed wanting. Kinda felt like reading a Readers Digest version of Greg Hughes, you know, those abridged versions they produce. :lol:
     
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    Had a voucher for Amazon so used it against this book.
    Whilst my brewing is on hold at present(health),with too many beers to hand,it looked a good read with some future recipies.:thumb:
     
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    Just recieved my Brewing Classic Styles,had a quick flick through,looks to be a good read:thumb:
     
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    It’s a good book. He seems quite opinionated but thats ok, sort of simplifies it rather than suggesting multiple options at each turn. Gonna try one of the recipes next week and follow it to the letter to see how his methods turn out.

    The hop book also arrived. It’s very dry and academic, but doesn’t make many solid conclusions. I was hoping for something more practical.
     
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    Hoppiness is happiness! Is it you book you'd recommend for the average stovetop 15L brewer?
     
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    Yes, I'd definitely recommend this book. It is BIAB focussed, you'd just need to scale the recipes to suit. I read it from cover to cover when I got it, it is really well written, great writing style. I must admit I am maybe getting a little weary of reading the same intro to brewing material in every book, but I definitely picked a few extra things up.

    As others have said the Greg Hughes book has more recipes (I really like that book too). Morton's recipes are maybe a bit more extreme (if that is the right word). He certainly doesn't mess about when it comes to massive amounts of hops.

    Buy both. ;)
     
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  19. Jan 25, 2018 #59

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    Hi All ,
    I'd like to chip in with two recommendations for brewing books to buy ;
    Bronzed Brews , and the follow up , Six 0'Clock Brews by the very knowledgeable Peter Symons ; another traveller in the beer history field .
    They're both available through the Lulu website ,
    Cheers
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