Frazer Kennedy

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (63 of 67)
Location: Sheffield, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,097,087 - Total Helpful Votes: 63 of 67
Clone Brews: Homebrew Recipes for 150 Commercial B&hellip by Tess Szamatulski
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book is ok if you are a competent homebrewer, want to copy a particular style of beer and want to know what ingredients to buy. I've found a couple that I may try in the future.

However, you have to remember that this is a recipe book, NOT a homebrewing guide. It doesn't tell you WHY you should proceed in a certain way or give too many finer details. For example, almost every recipe ends with "bottle when fermentation is complete". This is fine if you know what you're doing, but not good if you don't. Also, every recipe calls for the use of a 'secondary fermenter', which I for one never use. (I could go on, but you get the idea.) So a certain amount of prior knowledge and… Read more
How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew B&hellip by John J. Palmer
61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
The title really does say it all with this book!

I've been brewing for a few years now, and upon getting this book my beers have leapt forward from being usually OK (but still very obviously homebrewed), to being beers that I would be happy to receive in a pub or beer festival...honestly!

This book contains just about everything you could need for any stage in your brewing life. Everything from the beginner's standard 'can and kilo' brews, right up to full grain and everything in between.

Ingredients, methodology, techniques, equipment, recipes - its all here.

(My only slight criticism is that it is doesn't contain details on 'kegging' your beer,… Read more

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