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Friday, May 4, 2018

The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes

Genre: Cookbook/Homebrewing
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Release Date: May 8, 2018

I love, love, love this book. The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes is a must-have for any homebrewer. While I'm sure some of these clone recipes can be found online, the book is packed with pictures, helpful information, and step-by-step instructions. With many of my favorite Vermont beers found within, I know this is a book I'll buy for myself and for homebrewing family members.

Amazon has a sample page you can view, but it doesn't really cover the recipes you'll find within. There are 300 in all, and they include brewers from all over the country. I really got excited by recipes for:

  • The Alchemist's Focal Banger - Forget Heady Topper, this beer is my favorite! If you like Heady, there's a clone recipe for it, too.
  • Hill Farmstead's Abner - I wish there had been Edward or Susan, but Abner's not a bad way to go.
  • Trillium's Fort Point Pale Ale - This is also a must-make beer for me.

There are a few I am dying to try. One of them is Odell's Peach IPA. That's definitely on my list. I've yet to try Treehouse's Julius. When I'm in Massachusetts, the line into the brewery is always way too long to bother with. This clone is very much appreciated.

If you brew, buy this book. If you don't but have been interested in getting started, I would also get this book with Charlie Papazian's The Complete Joy of Homebrewing. One thing is clear, you need to add The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes to your library.

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