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In Brewing Classic Styles, Zainasheff shares his award-winning extract & all-grain recipes to help other brewers enjoy the top-quality beers that the homebrewing hobby offers today. The 27 chapters cover the standard homebrew competition categories published by the BJCP, giving one recipe for each of more than 80 different sub-categories. To kick the book off, homebrewing expert John J. Palmer gives insight into beer ingredients and their selection along with tips on brewing and recipe adjustments. The combined expertise from these legendary homebrewers delivers a proven collection of recipes suitable for all who make beer at home. 317 pages.
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Author Jamil Zainasheff & John Palmer

4.8 / 5.0
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Learn how to brew different styles
Its more than just a recipe book because for each style, Jamil explains extra steps to do or what to look out for. I refer back to this book when making other recipes.
September 28, 2013
Awesome collection of recipes
Its great to have a few recipes for each style, in order to learn them. I like the IPAs , the stouts were just ok, the black forest stout was good, as was the Blonde ale.
November 26, 2013
get exposed to different styles
Its not just a recipe book. By going thru the book and brewing each of the recipes, you get a better understanding of what makes each style special.
January 9, 2014
Good Recipes
I was expecting a little more than mainly recipes when I got this book. I have tried 3 recipes and all have been excellent so still a worthwhile book.
February 25, 2014
Recipe book
You can learn the different beer styles by making them one by one going through this book. The best recipes are very good, the worst are still good. Plus it's fun making them and reading the commentary.
March 9, 2014
Best to-style recipe book period.
If you don't know the authors already, do a bit of research and you'll understand the value of this book. Jamil is a homebrewing celebrity, and it's deserved. Fantastic recipes.
January 18, 2011
Learn about dozens of beer styles.
This book is a must-have for anyone with a little prior brewing experience. The authors do well to explain style characteristics. They also include helpful charts and graphs regarding hop profiles, carbonation volumes, and really just everything you need to know to really nail a particular beer style. Highly recommended.
June 2, 2011
Excellent overall, all grain centric wrapped as extract
I love the book but 7 gallon boils are questionable. The basis is 7 gallon boil, ferment 5.5 for end production of 5 gallons. Just is not that kind of loss in extract brewing. Jamil is a brilliant all grain brewer but I wonder if he brewed these as extracts? I've adjusted mine down to a 5 gallon boil, 5.57 or so to start.
September 5, 2011
Excellent - Best Recipe Book to Own
These are can't go wrong recipes. Everyone one of them that I've brewed has been spot on, that is if I didn't screw something up! Best book I own for brew recipes.
November 30, 2012
Learn about different styles
Not just a recipe book, this gives you some insight on what each style is, and how to brew in that style. A great into and lead up to the 13 volume Classic styles series. Its a gate way book, letting the extract brewer branch out.
December 13, 2012
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