How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs
Author: Dennis Fisher
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Grow a beer garden! Enhance the flavor, aroma, and personality of your homebrew by cultivating your own hops, herbs, and malt grains. With expert advice on choosing and maintaining the best plants for your needs, Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher show you how to turn a small patch of backyard, or even a few window boxes, into a renewable brewing supply store. Discover the satisfaction that comes from brewing tasty beers using fresh homegrown ingredients.
How to Grow, Prepare & Use Your Own Hops, Malts & Brewing Herbs
Author: Joe Fisher
Publisher: Storey Publishing
If you have a backyard, or even a sunny porch or balcony, you can grow your own hops, brewing herbs, and malt grains to enhance the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness of your home-brewed beer — and ensure that you have the freshest, purest, best ingredients possible. Simple instructions from experts Joe and Dennis Fisher guide you through every step of the process, from setting up your first hop trellis to planting and caring for your herbs, harvesting and drying them, malting grain, and brewing more than 25 recipes specifically designed for homegrown ingredients. This fully updated second edition includes a new section featuring color photography of the plants, expanded information on growing hops in small spaces, innovative trellising ideas, an expanded section on malting, new profiles of prominent grower/brewers, and up-to-date information on grain-growing best practices.
Grow and Process Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More
Author: Wendy Tweten
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Turn your gardening time into happy hour with this guide to grow-your-own ingredients for drinks! Whether you're a homebrewer, wine-maker, or cocktail enthusiast, it's fun to make something that everyone in your life can gather around and enjoy. The joys and rewards of your garden can be extended to your table very easily. There's a certain satisfaction in cooking with your first carrot, grabbing a fresh handful of cilantro from a balcony container garden, or making sauce with your first homegrown tomatoes. But while there are many books on growing food, there hasn't been a guide for growing those precious fruits, vegetables and herbs, that you and yours can use in another way: to craft delicious drinks. Gardening for the Homebrewer shows you the exciting world of gardens and plants that can be used for fermentation and for cocktails. Learn how to tell if your yard is the perfect pasture for malts and hops or whether it's better suited to a fragrant collection of herbs and fruits. Have just a balcony or a windowsill? No problem! A variety of garden plans and plant recommendations will suit gardeners of all types - even ones with limited space.
Home brewing and wine-making is fun, easy and hugely satisfying. If you garden or forage, can follow a recipe or make jam, and you enjoy a drink, this is the book for you. Andy's no-nonsense, easy-to-follow guide will enable the beginner and inspire the expert with over 100 recipes including beer made from hops and but also yarrow, mugwort, elder and other foraged plants, great tasting wines from fruit, vegetables and the hedgerows, cider and perry from apples and pears, cordials from the leaves of a range of trees, and teas and fizzy drinks from herbs and wayside flowers. - Discover the secret language of home brewing and drinks making. - Make cheap, wholesome drinks, to your preferred taste and strength in little time, with minimum fuss and no need for expensive equipment. - Turn your garden into a drinkers' paradise. - Find where and how to forage for success. - Impress your friends with the weird, wonderful and just plain tasty. Try Carrot Whisky, Sloe and Damson Rum, Parsnip Sherry, Elderberry and Blackberry Wine, Pumpkin Beer, Broom Tonic, Meadowsweet tea as well as classics such as Elderflower champagne, sloe gin, prison brew... Cheers!
Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.
Sowing, Scything, Malting and Brewing My Way to the Best-Ever Pint of Beer
Author: Ian Coutts
Publisher: Greystone Books
The perfect keg. Filled with perfect beer. A symphony of flavors in the mouth. The right blend of sweet and bitter. The fluid in that keg represents a year’s work. Actually brewing it took a few weeks. But to make it truly the perfect keg, Ian Coutts had to go right back to fundamentals. This beer didn’t start with a beer-making kit, which is what most homebrewers use. And it didn’t rely on pre-roasted industrial malt, which is how commercial brewers big and small do it. Coutts made his own malt, aerating wet barley with an aquarium bubbler and blasting it with a hair dryer. Of course, to do that he needed barley. So he grew his own. Hops, too. Yeast, he went out and captured. And that's it. With this beer, the only additives are knowledge and history. There were plenty of adventures, misadventures, and missteps along the way, but Ian writes about them with humor and aplomb, including his own recipes and those of people he worked with in the brewing process, proving it’s possible to make the perfect keg of wholly natural beer in one year.
Get brewing! This foolproof beginner’s guide to brewing great beer at home includes everything you need to know to make your very first batch. With step-by-step instructions, insightful advice, and simple recipes for a variety of beer styles, you’ll be proudly sipping your own homemade beer in no time. This revised edition covers additional techniques and equipment, as well as new varieties of hops and other ingredients. Ground yourself in the basics of homebrewing and experiment with new tastes and combinations. It’s fun, easy, and oh-so-rewarding!
More than 175 original beer recipes including magnificent pale ales, ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, plus tips from the master brewers
Author: Maura Kate Kilgore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Great beers to make at home, including more than 175 original beer recipes ranging from magnificent pale ales to ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, plus tips from master brewers. If you’re into homebrewing, then you know that you can never have enough recipes. The Homebrewer’s Recipe Guide will slake your thirst for more than 175 different beers in a variety of styles, whether you prefer a classic lager, a brown ale, a fruity brew, or a flavored stout. Among the original recipes are: -Any Pub in London Bitter, a classic ale with a strong hop flavor -Viennese Spiced Porter, a rich creamy porter with a hint of vanilla -Golden Pils, a beer less dry than the classic pilsner -Holiday and seasonal beers like Firecracker Red (with its cinnamon kick), the Great Pumpkin Ale, and Holiday Prowler Beer—the perfect gift -Brewery Copycats—re-create your favorite tastes -Foods featuring homebrew as an ingredient, like Red-Hot Rack of Ribs, Frijoles Borrachos, and classic Oatmeal Beer Bread Rich quotations from Hemingway, Shakespeare, Joyce, and others celebrate memorable libations, special drinking spots, and other bits of beer and tavern lore and legend. Created by experienced homebrewers and filled with helpful tips, The Homebrewer’s Recipe Guide is a must-have reference for both novice and expert alike.
Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question
Author: Ashton Lewis
Publisher: Storey Publishing
In a comprehensive resource for home brewers, a master brewer covers every step in the brewing process while furnishing detailed answers to real-life questions, straightforward solutions to problems, and helpful advice and expert tips.
Brew delicious organic beer at home. In this comprehensive guide, Amelia Slayton Loftus covers everything you need to know to brew at home with organic ingredients, stressing practices that minimize waste and use sustainable resources. Along with 30 irresistible recipes, Loftus provides expert tips on buying equipment, harnessing solar energy, recycling water, using spent grain, and growing your own organic barley, hops, and herbs. You’ll enjoy brewing homemade beer that not only tastes great, but is good for the environment.
HOMEBREWING - VOLUME 1 is unique among homebrewing books in that the reader can brew their very first batch of beer at home after reading only the first two chapters. Subsequent chapters provide additional information about ingredients & step-by-step instructions on more advanced brewing techniques. HOMEBREWING - VOLUME 1 devotes more than 75 pages to troubleshooting & frequently asked questions (no other current homebrewing text has more than 15 pages on these important subjects!). Al Korzonas has been homebrewing for more than 10 years & has owned a homebrewing supply store for the last 5. This has given him the opportunity to hear hundreds of beginners' questions & to help the reader avoid the problems commonly encountered by novice brewers. Al has won more than a hundred awards for his homebrewed beers in competitions around the country. He shares the recipe formulation knowledge that he has earned from perfecting recipes for competition. HOMEBREWING - VOLUME 1 is the first homebrewing book that takes the beginner from their very first batch to being able to create his or her own original, prize-winning recipes from malt extract, specialty grains, hops, water, yeast, spices & fruits. For more information: Sheaf & Vine, P.O. Box 1673, Bridgeview, IL 60455. email: [email protected]; http://www.xnet.com/~korz; 708-430-4677.
Since 1978, Zymurgy magazine, official journal of the American Homebrewers Association, has served homebrewers with recipes, practical tips, debates, lore and entertainment. Now Charlie Papazian, founder of the magazine and first name in homebrewing, has combed through classic issues of Zymurgy for this unprecedented collection, packed with popular, timeless homebrewing wisdom for beginners and advanced homebrewers alike-- Award-winning homebrew recipes, and recipes that use your brew as a cook ingredient Whats in your water--and why finding out can make all the difference to your beer How to make exotic brews like stone beer, Swedish gotlandscrika or Dusseldorf Altbier Switching to gain brewing--all you need to know about malts and malt extract How to make authentic English bitters and serve it properly at home How to construct a homemade bottle filler Experimenting wit herbs, spices and different strains of yeast for new tastes in your home brew And, much, much more!