Mike brought over a book he got recently for our homebrewing tasting session.  It’s written by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer and it’s entitled Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew.  

When it comes to homebrewing recipes, Mike and I formulate our own based on our experience and on recipes we see (online and offline).  This book has definitive recipes coming from a guy who has won a ton of awards for his homebrews.

I thumbed through the book and I did see that it had recipes following an all grain procedure along with partial mash and extract only versions. 

I went on to Amazon and saw that some reviewers were disappointed by the book.  For the most part, I think they thought they were getting a book that had more science behind the recipes rather than just the recipes themselves. 

From what I saw, it looked like it was worth the purchase…as long as you understand that it’s just a bunch of recipes. 

Formulating your own recipes is fun, but it’s nice to have another point of reference for a springboard/sanity check.