Brew Your Own British Real Ale (3rd Edition)- Graham Wheeler

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Post by GrowlingDogBeer » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:55 pm

I grabbed my copy today for inspiration, so I brewed the Exmoor Gold with a couple of tweaks. Unless I am planning to brew something specific I will often just grab a random recipe from GW and brew something based on that.

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Post by Redimpz » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:36 pm

It's the only brewing book I own. loads of really good recipes and lots of information.

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Post by orlando » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:00 am

First AG brew saw the only time I've brewed one handed, down to this book completely. Buy this book first then How To Brew by John Palmer, pretty much all you need, practice and this place tops it off.
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Post by AnthonyD » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:03 pm

It's a good book. One to have in any library, along with Clone Brews (in my opinion). Even if you never have cause to use the recipes - like myself at the moment - the intro and general brewing section is worth the money alone.

It's also worth noting that by using the grain bills in recipe books such as this one, you have a great introduction to what works with what style, and what adaptations can be made to give a slightly different and uniqueness to brewing style.

Excellent book.

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Post by Oli1979 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:26 pm

I always have it to hand on all my brewdays, it states all the correct temperatures to hit when mashing in and sparging.
It has a very usefell hydrometer temperature adjustment chart at the back.
Its a very easy step by step book for anyone going into all grain. It was this book that got me into brewing all grain from kits.
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Post by insto » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:19 am

If it's aimed at the beginner then it hits its mark perfectly. Did my first all grain brew a month or so ago, never having brewed (apart from cider) before, with this book in my left hand while I did everything else with my right. Took me a slow 9 hours to get it all done and using a recipe for something you know (I did Deuchars IPA) lets you know if the resulting brew is anywhere close. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Post by TC2642 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:17 am

I bought the first edition some years ago (then Brew Your Own British Real Ale at Home) along with Brew Classic European Beers at Home and Home Brewing. One of the best introductory guides I read, I used it a lot before I went my own way in terms of recipes.

I will also be getting an updated copy of Home Brewing when it comes out.

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Post by Mattpc » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:46 pm

I have an older edition and it's the book I used to first learn how to brew. Some of the opinions about equipment and ingredients are a little outdated in my edition but the the theory and the recipes are excellent. This edition is newer so my criticisms will not apply. I think these books are an absolutely excellent starting point and you can use them to get going with brewing and then start expanding your independent knowledge and opinions by reading the forums and other books, john palmers online how to brew book, beersmith software etc etc..

I recently did the Bass clone from my edition. It was really very good. I also find it really helpful to look up beers that I know, read his recipe and understand how the flavours I taste in familar beers are made in his recipes. This in conjunction with the beersmith software really help you get started making your own recipes on a basis that is not purely trial and error.

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Post by Flaneur » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:49 pm

I made the Hopback Summer Lightning clone and gave one to a mate. I had meant to tell him the recipe, but he instantly said it reminded him of S L. Not bad for a guess, eh?
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Post by IPA » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:17 am

Try Graham's recipe for Marstons Pedigree using WLP 037 yeast. It's the best beer that I have ever brewed possibly the best I have ever tasted!!
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Post by Nikster » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:40 pm

My copy arrived today, mainly got it for the recipes which the hop shop sell as packs but with no times and what not, but glad to see the other info in there like nabbing yeast and what not. Wished I bought it sooner.

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Post by SHIELDS EXILE » Mon May 12, 2014 2:12 pm

Does this new eddition have some new recipes in it, Iuse theolder edition, I hope it might have McEwans Export recipe in it?

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Post by Will12283 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:31 pm

Order my book last week still waiting for it to turn up, but I'm like a kid in a sweet shop waiting for it :)
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Post by IPA » Tue May 13, 2014 6:55 am

SHIELDS EXILE wrote:Does this new eddition have some new recipes in it, Iuse theolder edition, I hope it might have McEwans Export recipe in it?
There is not but in his book BREW CLASSIC EUROPEAN BEERS AT HOME Graham has a recipe for McEwan's 80/- (shilling)
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Re: Brew Your Own British Real Ale (3rd Edition)- Graham Whe

Post by SHIELDS EXILE » Tue May 13, 2014 11:47 am

Amazon says it can not send this book until September, how does everyone know its content already? I will buy it though,his earlier edition is the best HB book Ive got.

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