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Ablutions: Notes for a Novel by Patrick DeWitt
Ablutions: Notes for a Novel

bitterpeanut, May 17, 2009

This book is about "you". No really, "you" are mentioned on average 10 times a paragraph. I was looking forward to this book but I was greatly disappointed. Wait... You were looking forward to the book but you were greatly disappointed.
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Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock

bitterpeanut, April 13, 2009

The holler is home base for this book of connected short stories. The holler has a bar, a gas station, a convenience store, and a earthy populous. This book takes lonely moments of existentialism and pulls in dreams and disappointments to achieve a moment of clarity in each story.

A good gritty read.
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Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew by Jamil Zainasheff
Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew

bitterpeanut, November 7, 2007

Feel like you are brewing the same beers over and over again and wish you had a concise guide to that hard to understand BJCP styles? Then this is your ticket.

Originally this book was intended by John Palmer as a book for keys to brewing better extract-only beers, but when met up with Jamil Zainasheff, it took a turn for the better. If you have ever taken a look at the BJCP beer styles, you know it can be like reading the technical specifications on a side of the television box. Using clear language and a soft tone, the BJCP styles are broken down into styles and recipes everyone can understand. Each recipe has both an Extract and an All-Grain formulation to provide traction for all brewers. It doesn't cover the process of brewing in much detail, there are many other great books out there for that such as John Palmer's How To Brew to garner that information. There is an excellent Hop Chart in there that alone was worth the price of admission.

Easy to read recipes and detailed notes on process make this book an excellent resource for people looking to expand their brewing styles and knowledge.
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