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Book recommendations

Postby Will12283 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 22:57

I'm looking to go AG soon and was wondering, if you had to recommend one book for a newbie what book would you recommend and why?

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby GrowlingDog » Wed Apr 30, 2014 23:02

Graham Wheelers Brew you own real ale at home.

It's a great book that covers all the basics and is easy to read. Has some good recipes as well for both extract and All Grain brewing.
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Will12283 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 23:08

Heard a lot of good things about the Graham Wheeler books

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Dennis King » Wed Apr 30, 2014 23:11

+1 for the Graham Wheeler book.
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Book recommendations

Postby Will12283 » Thu May 01, 2014 17:25

Looks like I will be getting the Graham Wheeler book then. Any recommendation on what year or edition to get?

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Crankwood » Thu May 01, 2014 21:32

YouTube There is nothing like seeing it done. I have read lots of books and listened to loads of radio programmes and Podcasts but actually watching someone go through it all makes it all make sense.
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Will12283 » Thu May 01, 2014 22:28

I have watched loads of videos on YouTube. Want something to give me a few pointers with recipes and something to explain other things. I like knowing why I do things.

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Joe1002 » Thu May 01, 2014 22:33

Will12283 wrote:Looks like I will be getting the Graham Wheeler book then. Any recommendation on what year or bedroom to get?

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The 3rd edition is the one you want. :thumb:

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Will12283 » Thu May 01, 2014 22:34

Thanks Joe got the right one on my wish list then. Now to suck up to swmbo and see if she will buy it for me:)

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Crankwood » Thu May 01, 2014 23:45

Palmers How to Brew is still a good book with lots of the science explained
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Will12283 » Thu May 01, 2014 23:53

Palmers added to the list thanks :)

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby graysalchemy » Fri May 02, 2014 09:03

Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels Is a good book to move onto once you have mastered the basics of AG. Goes into detail about the science of brewing etc, very good read though it is a little american especially where the styles are concerned.

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Will12283 » Sat May 03, 2014 00:28

Thanks GA another added to the list.

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Will12283 » Wed May 07, 2014 22:47

Well that's the Graham Wheeler book ordered. Just added the others to my wish list lots hope swmbo is checking my wish list lol

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby KungFuRamone » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:36

Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. Very informative and a top read to boot!
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Good Ed » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:43

KungFuRamone wrote:Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. Very informative and a top read to boot!


Would you be able to do a review in the Book Review section, it would be helpful if you could, thanks

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Rolfster » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:56

KungFuRamone wrote:Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. Very informative and a top read to boot!


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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Ciderhead » Sat Aug 02, 2014 14:49

Palmers and Zainasheffs Brewing Classic Styles.
80 recipies from 27 different styles for Extract and AG, provides the building blocks for most AG.
For all these books like any Sat Nav also keep your eyes on the road!

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Postby Will12283 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:42

My Gift list (list of things to buy for birthdays, anniversary, Christmas or whenever you need to get back in the good books) for swmbo is starting to get a bit long lol

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Re: Book recommendations

Postby krazypara3165 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 19:28

gutted! been watching a listing on ebay for graham wheelers book and meant to put a cheeky bid on last night. Forgot and it went for £3.50!

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