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Dave Coppes
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Username: Pale_dave

Post Number: 124
Registered: 07-2006
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Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I snagged a copy of this book by Graham Wheeler and Roger Protz from an inter-library loan and only have it for a limited time.

I was hoping to copy some recipes...but there are over one hundred and mostly for ales I haven't heard of or heard of and haven't tried. I'm not sure where to start.

I need some advice as to which ones to copy. Favorite British Ales (that might be in this book), anyone?

I'm tempted to copy the whole book, but it is 192 pages and I'd still need guidance on which recipes to try...thanks in advance.
 

Dan Listermann
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Post Number: 4736
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Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 08:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Copy the whole book.

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Tim Copeland
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Username: Hammer

Post Number: 121
Registered: 04-2003
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Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or here is a crazy idea...you could buy it
 

Dave Coppes
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Username: Pale_dave

Post Number: 126
Registered: 07-2006
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Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 11:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is out of print Tim. I've seen it for as much as $200 used.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Post Number: 1318
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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 02:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I love ILL. I just got copies of "Beer New England" and "Curiosities of Ale and Beer", both long out of print, for vacation reading.

Sorry. I know that doesn't answer your question. I just couldn't help myself.
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Troy Robinson
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 10-2006
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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 02:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How much is the overdue fee? You could just keep it a little longer than you are supposed to so you can decide which recipes you like.
 

Tom Meier
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Post Number: 645
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 02:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dave,
I would focus on the strong ale or other unique recipes..

Alot of the styles all have the same basic recipe, just one or two small things changed, but those won't really make a different beer.

I think the resulting beer depends way more on the process than the recipe.

Those recipes are all pretty uninspired and lower on flavor than most homebrewers (at least the ones I know) would call good, flavorful recipes.

PS - If anyone wants my copy for $200, its yours!
 

Tim Copeland
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Post Number: 122
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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 05:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is out of print Tim. I've seen it for as much as $200 used.

Sorry Dave, I didn't realize that .... (I will let mine go for $199.00 )

cheers
TC
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Post Number: 1745
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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 08:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom,

I have this book and a lot of the recipes are similar. But I'd copy the whole thing if you can. One thing to bare in mind is that many of the beers in this book are no longer made commercially.

What I would do is copy the milds and low gravity bitters as these are the styles of beer that I feel people often get wrong.
 

Paul Edwards
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Post Number: 1440
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just bought a copy of Wheeler & Protz's Brew Your Own Real Ale at Home

It was on the shelf at my LHBS for $13.95

Is that the same book you're talking about?
 

Dan Listermann
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Post Number: 4739
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I am under the impression that Wheeler and Protz's books are still available through CAMRA in the UK.

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Peter Roman
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Registered: 12-2003
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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 03:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

$49 on Ebay
Cheers,
Peter 'the kid' Roman
 

Steve Ruch
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Post Number: 160
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Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2007 - 02:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you checked your local used book stores?
In Portland is Powell's used books which is HUMONGUS.
 

Dave Coppes
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Username: Pale_dave

Post Number: 132
Registered: 07-2006
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks all for the advice.

Jolly - is there a specific mild in this book that you would recommend? I'm not familiar with any of them.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Post Number: 1750
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Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 08:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mitchells country mild is excellent. I know it's in one edition but not another. Here is a PDF


application/pdf
Mitchells Mild.pdf (65.0 k)
 

Andrew Bales
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Post Number: 498
Registered: 10-2002
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Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 03:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jolly - what Yeast?
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Post Number: 1773
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Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 08:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used Woodfords from the brewery but I think a nice fruity yeast like ringwood or 1968 would work well.