Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Beer Book Reviews-Clone Brews by Tess and Mark Szamatulski!

If you're looking to clone some of your favorite beers, Clone Brews by Tess and Mark Szamatulski may be the book you are looking for.  I bought the book about a year ago for $18.95 and it's definitely been a worthwhile purchase.  The book contains over 200 recipes of what are mostly kick @$$ beers!  For example:

Pilsner Urquell, Ayinger Oktoberfest, Celebrator Doppelbock, Anchor Steam, Bass Ale, Fuller's ESB, Old Speckled Hen, Redhook ESB, Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Magic Hat Fat Angel, Big Sky Moose Drool, Pete's Wicked Ale, Samuel Smith Taddy Porter, Victory Storm King Imperial Stout, Sierra Nevada Stout, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, Dogfish Head 60 Minute, Lagunitas IPA, Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA, Stone IPA, Southern Tier Unearthly IPA, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier, Aventinus Wheat Dopplebock, Ommegang Rare Vos, Saison Dupont, Westmalle Tripel, Pauwel Kwak Belgian Ale, Duvel, Orval, Chimay Red, etc....etc....etc......

So as you see, you have the ability to clone some of the world's best beers.   One of the best features of the book is that for each of the recipes, they give you the recipe for Extract Brewers, Mini-Mash (Partial Mash), and All Grain Brewing.  So this book is good for home brewers of all levels.

I have personally used recipes for cloning Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier and Green Flash West Coast IPA.  I was very happy with how those beers came out.   In the near future, I am looking at doing clones of Ommegang Rare Vos and Lagunitas IPA.  Those are two of my favorite beers!!!

If you like this book, they have it at Barnes and Noble or you can buy it from Amazon for $12.20 by linking through my website's Beer Store.  This book is definitely one that you will use for a number of years.  


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