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More than just a recipe book or merely another how-to manual, Designing Great Beers is an indispensable guide intended for brewers interested in formulating their own beers based on classic styles, modern techniques, and their own vision of the perfect beer. With more than 200 tables, Designing Great Beers offers brewers knowledge on the essence of various styles, giving them the needed insight to create their own beers including Six Steps to Successful Beer, Hitting Target Gravity, Pilsner and Other Pale Lagers, Yellow-Red Proportions of Beers, Malts and Caramels, and Common Hop Varieties and Their Typical Alpha Acid Levels. Designing Great Beers is must reading for every home brewer, microbrewer, and armchair brewer contemplating the perfect beer. 404 pages.
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Author Ray Daniels

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For the advanced intermediate home brewer
Once you have the basics of all grain down, read this._x000D_It goes into things in more depth. If you read it before brewing all grain a few times you wont absorb as much._x000D__x000D_A fantastic book.
October 17, 2012
Advanced beer making
This book covers things like hops in such detail that a beginner will get little out of it. Only after a year or two of brewing will you appreciate the depth of coverage. A great book, but only after you have been brewing for a couple of years.
December 8, 2012
Great book!
If you're an all grain brewer that's been doing it for a while, this will really help you out. It's a great book that goes in depth with the ingredients and chemistry of beer making.
December 31, 2012
Best beer making book available
This is for the experienced brewer. Extract brewers and rookies will not absorb all the detailed advice (you will read it and forget it)._x000D_Very good coverage of grains, and hops. Not a recipe book.
January 8, 2013
Not for beginners
This is home brewing for experts. This is the book to read once you have gotten your feet wet. Gordon Strong explains a lot about hops and hops oils and how to use them and what to look for. This is not a rehash of what you see in other books, be prepared to learn.
January 28, 2013
Step up your brewing
Once you have mastered the basics, and have been brewing of all grain for a while, and are ready to move on, this is the book. This book covers many topics in great depth. I reread it every year, each time picking up something new.
February 16, 2013
Learn how to brew better
This book taught me some of the finer points, such as how to adjust my water salts, how to utilize hops more effectively, and about various grains and yeast. One of the best brewing books out there.
February 21, 2013
Great resource
This is one of the best books for recipe formulation. If you decide to stop brewing from kits and creating your own recipes, this book will help guide you.
March 6, 2013
The most important book on brewing I've read
Palmers How to Brew got me started, but this took my brewing to the next level. There is something for everyone, and no matter how advanced you are, you will learn a ton from reading and re-reading this book. I'm about to re-read it for the fourth time. The chapter on hops is worth the price of the book.
March 10, 2013
In depth coverage of grains , hops, and recipes
The book covers all the same things other books cover, but in more depth. Daniels discusses what makes a certain style and how to capture it's essentials. How to select the appropriate hops, how to blend malts, and how to use mash temperatures to your advantage. This is a reference book I constantly refer to.
April 1, 2013
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