Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

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Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby Dennis King » Fri Apr 11, 2014 23:09

First things you notice about this book is it's size, over 600 pages, and it's price, £31, but I bought it a lot cheaper from Amazon. This is not a brewing guide or a recipe book. It's what it says on the tin, a database of the grain and hop bills for over two thousand of UK and European brewed beers at time of publishing 2002. The thing it doesn't do is scale down the ingredients for the home brewer, some are just a straight list i.e. Adnams bitter just states Maris Otter, Invert sugar, Fuggles, Goldings and Challenger. O.G 1036 IBU 33. and leaves you to do the proportions. Some of the others it states percentages which make it a lot easier. Overall I've found it good if I've sampled a commercial beer I like, look it up, find the basics then work my own recipe around that. Some beers will have a few entries as brewers alter their grain or hop bill.
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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby pittsy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 08:31

You don't know of any German or Belgian beers book do you Dennis , sounds like i'd like this .
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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby Dennis King » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:19

pittsy wrote:You don't know of any German or Belgian beers book do you Dennis , sounds like i'd like this .


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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby pittsy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:53

Think i'd still enjoy this book though , cheers anyway Dennis .
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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby donny70 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 21:57

pittsy wrote:You don't know of any German or Belgian beers book do you Dennis , sounds like i'd like this .


Brew like a monk. Mostly history but with recipes at the back.
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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby EvansTheSteam » Sat Apr 12, 2014 22:02

I have a copy of BLAM, courtesy of phettebs, it is a good read!

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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby pittsy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 08:03

donny70 wrote:
pittsy wrote:You don't know of any German or Belgian beers book do you Dennis , sounds like i'd like this .


Brew like a monk. Mostly history but with recipes at the back.

Oh yeah i'd forgotten about that book , been meaning to get it too , cheers .
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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby TwoBottles » Wed Jan 28, 2015 09:49

This appears to be available on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Home-Brewer ... =pd_cp_b_0
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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby serum » Tue Feb 24, 2015 07:33

pittsy wrote:
donny70 wrote:
pittsy wrote:You don't know of any German or Belgian beers book do you Dennis , sounds like i'd like this .


Brew like a monk. Mostly history but with recipes at the back.

Oh yeah i'd forgotten about that book , been meaning to get it too , cheers .


Farmhouse Ales is also worth a read

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Re: Home brewer's recipe database by Les Howarth

Postby INDIAPALEALE » Tue Feb 24, 2015 07:57

pittsy wrote:You don't know of any German or Belgian beers book do you Dennis , sounds like i'd like this .


Buy GW's book on European beers. It's brilliant

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