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    brewery library?

    Top ten books for a craft brewery library?

    Slainte
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    The Beer Bible

    I don't know about the others, but EVERY brewery should have Ray Daniels "Designing Great Beers". Even though most of the statistics are derived from home-brew compititions, there is some invaluable information in that book when it comes to recipe formulations. Noonan's "Brewing Lager Beer" would be my second choice.
    Cheers!
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    Dave Fougeron
    Southern Star Brewing
    Conroe,Texas

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    All the books from www.asbcnet.org


    Tom

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    Brewing by Lewis and Young
    MBAA Practical handbook for the specialty brewer, vols. 1-3
    Any of the classic beer styles series you plan to brew
    Brewery Yeast Management guide from Wyeast

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    A Textbook of Brewing, Jean De Clerck

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    Brewing: Science & Practice by Briggs, Boulton, Brooks, and Stevens.
    Pretty expensive, very detailed academic text.

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    I second the de Clerck book. I would choose it over any other if I had one choice. See archived thread on this subject.

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    These are the ones I reference the most:
    Technology of malting & Brewing Science - Kunze
    Brewing - Lewis & Young
    Classic Beer Styles Series - AHA (A bunch o' books)
    Brewing Lager Beer - Noonan

    I never really found the declerk book useful, but that's just me. I think what you find useful depends a lot on the size of your brewery and what genre the book skews to.

    I picked up the Beer Packaging book a few years back when someone here was clearing out their library - but I've never had to open it. The breweries I've worked for have just been too small to relate. That said, I've opened the Kunze book many times over.

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    I'll second the MBAA's practical Handbook series. Every brewer should have a set. On a less practical note the last book that I would part with is my copy of "the American Handy-Book of the Brewing, Malting and Auxiliary Trades" by Wahl and Henius from the turn of the last century.

    Chris Alltmont

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    Thank you Moonlight. It seems de Clerck has been overlooked alot in recent years, sadly...

    I have to add, as funny as it sounds, Papazian's NCJOHB. I have never worked in a brewery that didn't have one... and a ragged-out copy at that!

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    Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher is full of great ideas-even though it's aimed at home brewers.

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