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- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: HarperResource; 3rd edition (September 23, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060531053
- ISBN-13: 978-0060531058
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 316 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition Paperback – September 23, 2003
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About the Author
Charlie Papazian is president of the Association of Brewers, an organization which he founded. He is the author of The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing and The Home Brewer's Companion. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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However, the Kindle edition is a very sloppy conversion from the original. Just look at the title, for example, "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition (null)". That's right, the word "null" in parentheses is part of the title of the ebook.
So, you'll be reading along and come to something like "see the chart on page 22." Well of course in an ebook there are no page numbers and the reference is not linked either. When you eventually find the chart in question, which in the print edition is a nicely formatted table, you will find just text. That is, each row of the table is a paragraph of text. It is really difficult to grasp the intent of the table without the proper formatting.
I didn't understand the source of my frustration until I saw a copy of the paperback edition. If I had realized it sooner I would have returned the kindle book. However Amazon will only allow returns of kindle books within seven days.
I have browsed sample chapters from other eBook sellers and found the same sloppy formatting. So
I'm sure the fault is with the publisher, William Morrow, and not with Amazon.
Much of the beer brewing literature is technical and has a decidedly pessimistic tone (as in, if you do this, it's wrong; if you do that, it'll fail; you must do X and Y). Beer is not my first culinary adventure or my first into the world of things that require culturing microbes. If the procedures to make the stuff were so incredibly rigid, we never would have discovered it in the first place. So what I like about Papazian's book is his carefree attitude: just try something, and if it's not perfect, it'll be better the next time.
That's basically what you need when you start brewing, and Papazian's book stays decidedly on target.
I highly recommend this book, regardless of skill level. If you don't already own it, click add to cart and make it happen!