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  1. Aug 26, 2016 #1

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    Im pretty sure I had the one on the bottom left many moons ago..
    "Amateur Winemaker Recipes"
    and a fine book it was too, and I would say just as relevant today.
     
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    The other day I found my nan's Good Housekeeping Cookbook, 1942 edition. It is quite different from the modern edition SWMBO has. Aside from a chapter on cooking for "invalids and convalescents", it also has a chapter on country wines, which a fair few decent looking recipes, including blackberry wine and ginger wine.
     
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    I have read both of Ken Shales' books on beer ... they are good fun, I love the style, they are seriously out of date, you can almost see Felicity Kendal wandering round her garden in her welly boots.... but I did manage to pick up one very useful trick from one of his books ... despite everything. Excellent stuff.
     
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    Have one good housekeeping book from 1973 by SW Andrews, its not bad, covers country wine, cider and meads, his measures don't include grape in everything like a book by Ben Turner I have 'home wine making & brewing' pint of grape juice in everything.
     
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    Ooooooh! Felicty Kendal, I had (have) a real 'thing' for Felicity Kendal, yummy!
     
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    I'd known that my friend's grandad was a big home brewer (won competitions, and helped teach the guys that set up Mor Brewing in Dundee how to brew).

    I was at his daughter's birthday party today and he said "I have one of my grandad's books upstairs if you want to borrow it". I thought he meant it was a book that belonged to his grandad (which would have been strange as he doesn't brew himself), but he actually meant that it is a book that his grandad wrote.

    Published in 1986 (when I was 2 years old), I am currently reading "Brewing Lager" by John Alexander:

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