River cottage Handbook 12- Booze

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River cottage Handbook 12- Booze

Postby BIGJIM72 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:31

I own a set of the first 10 River Cottage handbooks and on the whole they are well written,informative & in places laugh out loud funny.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-River-Cotta ... 1408834707

The link is now to Amazon,but the boxset I picked up for between £15 - £20 from The Book People

UPDATED:Having had a cursory glance through I would suggest this book looks pretty,covers a range of brewing from wine to cider to all grain to infused spirits,& may be wittily written-but its a book for the very new brewers or the curious hobbyist.

John Wright has written a few of the RC handbooks & they have been on the whole enjoyable. To be fair there is a lot of good advice for the newcomer,but he has tried to cover too many topics in a short book. There are some nice ideas in the infusion section, but I would question the sugar levels in some of the wine recipes & the lack of IBU numbers with his all grain recipes seem to hark back to the Dave Line books. I would also question the quantities of malts used in some of his AG recipes- his efficiency must be pretty low. The cider section looks good,but is less than 30 pages long & that includes a few full page pics.

I do like John Wright's books-he has a very unfussy,humorous writing style-so I will enjoy reading this one, but probably would think twice about making some of his beer & wine recipes.

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Re: River cottage Handbook 12- Booze

Postby GaryG » Sun Apr 06, 2014 20:16

your link is broken.

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Re: River cottage Handbook 12- Booze

Postby Blueface » Sun Apr 06, 2014 20:26

Think it to long :hat:

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Re: River cottage Handbook 12- Booze

Postby BIGJIM72 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 21:09

Fixed now-same boxset but on Amazon-where it is much more expensive!

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