The Homebrewer s Almanac A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch

The Homebrewer s Almanac  A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch Author Marika Josephson
ISBN-10 9781581575613
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 256
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The complete resource for brewing beer with farmed and foraged ingredients, featuring over 50 recipes Forget hops: The revolution in craft beer is taking place in gardens, farmer’s markets, and deep in the woods outside rural towns across the country. It’s beer that offers a sense of place, incorporating locally sourced and seasonally harvested ingredients into traditional (and untraditional) farmhouse-style beers. The Homebrewer's Almanacis a practical guide for those who are interested in incorporating fresh and foraged ingredients into their beer, written by the brewers of one of the country’s hottest new breweries. Recipes include: Sweet Potato Vienna Lager Chanterelle Mushroom Saison Nettle Spicebush Ale Sumac Sour Ale Basil Rye Porter Each chapter offers an overview of what plants to look for in your region, as well as how to harvest and how to preserve them. A brewing guide in the modern DIY tradition with a touch of the retro farmer’s almanac, The Homebrewer's Almanac will be a staple in homebrewers’ libraries and a source of year-round inspiration.



Gardening for the Homebrewer

Gardening for the Homebrewer Author Wendy Tweten
ISBN-10 9780760345634
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 208
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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.



Brewing Local

Brewing Local Author Stan Hieronymus
ISBN-10 9781938469374
Release 2016-10-07
Pages 350
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Americans have brewed beers using native ingredients since pre-Columbian times, and a new wave of brewers has always been at the forefront of the locavore movement. Brewers use locally-grown, traditional ingredients as well as cultivated and foraged flora to produce beers that capture the essence of the place they were made. In Brewing Local, Stan Hieronymus examines the history of how distinctly American beers came about, visits farm breweries, and goes foraging for both plants and yeast to discover how brewers are using novel ingredients to create unique beers. The book introduces brewers and drinkers to the ways herbs, flowers, plants, trees, and shrubs flavor distinctive beers. A catalog of over 170 different ingredients describes the aroma and flavor influence they have on beer. Brewing Local includes 22 recipes from nationally recognized craft brewers and homebrewers.



Home Brew Recipe Bible

Home Brew Recipe Bible Author Chris Colby
ISBN-10 9781624142789
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 272
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Your Comprehensive Guide to Brewing and Beyond If you’ve ever wanted to learn to brew beer from an expert, look no further. Award-winning homebrewer Chris Colby of Beer & Wine Journal offers recipes for every major style of beer to teach novice, intermediate and advanced brewers more about the craft and science of brewing. From classic styles like pale ales, IPAs, stouts and porters, to experimental beers such as oyster stout, bacon-smoked porter and jolly rancher watermelon wheat, brewers will learn more about brewing techniques and beer ingredients. Chris also shows how recipes can be modified to suit an individual brewer’s taste or to transform one beer style into a related style, creating a lot of different and fantastic beer options. Quench your thirst for brewing knowledge on a journey through 101 different beers, spanning all the major beer categories in the 2016 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) guidelines and most in the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) guidelines.



The Homebrewer s Garden 2nd Edition

The Homebrewer s Garden  2nd Edition Author Joe Fisher
ISBN-10 9781612126876
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 224
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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.



The Secrets of Master Brewers

The Secrets of Master Brewers Author Jeff Alworth
ISBN-10 9781612126555
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 304
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Best-selling author Jeff Alworth takes serious beer aficionados on a behind-the-scenes tour of 26 major European and North American breweries that create some of the world’s most classic beers. Learn how the Irish make stout, the secrets of traditional Czech pilsner, and what makes English cask ale unique by delving deep into the specific techniques, equipment, and geographical factors that shape these distinctive styles. Contemporary brewers carrying on their traditions share insider knowledge and 26 original recipes to guide experienced homebrewers in developing your own special versions of each style.



Brew

Brew Author James Morton
ISBN-10 9781849498241
Release 2016-05-05
Pages 256
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Making good beer at home is easy, and oh so cheap. Brew takes the novice beer-enthusiast by the hand and talks you through every last step of the process. The craft beer revolution is upon us. All over the world we’re enjoying bottles of American craft, old Belgian, real British ale and exquisite German lager, and you can make it all for yourself. You don’t need to go out and buy loads of kit. With a plastic bucket or two, you can make beer as good as any beer in the entire world and customise it to your own tastes.With beautiful step-by-step photographs and comprehensive sections on how and what you need to get started, bottling and storing, a glossary of key ingredient types, troubleshooting tips and proven beer recipes that result in complex flavours, every taste and skill level is catered for. Brew isn’t like other brewing books. It is for those who have never brewed and want to understand more, for those who have a basic grasp and a few beers under their belt, and it is for those with experience who want inspiration to continue to grow.



Beer FAQ

Beer FAQ Author Jeff Cioletti
ISBN-10 9781617136757
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 408
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(FAQ Lifestyle). Here is a no-nonsense guide to the world of beer, answering many burning questions about the diverse array of styles, ingredients, and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world's most popular beverage. Beer FAQ features insight not only on how it's made, but how it makes the journey from the brew house floor to the drinker's glass. The book offers a touch of history, a bit of globetrotting, and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. It also offers a nostalgic look at beer's evolving role in pop culture from advertising to television to movies over the past century. After reading Beer FAQ , readers will have a better understanding of not just what kinds of beers to drink, but the best places to drink them and the best ways to enjoy them, from the ideal packaging to the proper drinking vessels.



The Comic Book Story of Beer

The Comic Book Story of Beer Author Jonathan Hennessey
ISBN-10 9781607746362
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 180
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A New York Times Best Seller A full-color, lushly illustrated graphic novel that recounts the many-layered past and present of beer through dynamic pairings of pictures and meticulously researched insight into the history of the world's favorite brew. The History of Beer Comes to Life! We drink it. We love it. But how much do we really know about beer? Starting from around 7000 BC, beer has emerged as a major element driving humankind’s development, a role it has continued to play through today’s craft brewing explosion. With The Comic Book Story of Beer, the first-ever nonfiction graphic novel focused on this most favored beverage, you can follow along from the very beginning, as authors Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith team up with illustrator Aaron McConnell to present the key figures, events, and, yes, beers that shaped and frequently made history. No boring, old historical text here, McConnell’s versatile art style—moving from period-accurate renderings to cartoony diagrams to historical caricatures and back—finds an equal and effective partner in the pithy, informative text of Hennessey and Smith presented in captions and word balloons on each page. The end result is a filling mixture of words and pictures sure to please the beer aficionado and comics geek alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Complete Book of Jerky

The Complete Book of Jerky Author Philip Hasheider
ISBN-10 9780760349144
Release 2015-12-07
Pages 144
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Recipes and tips on turning meat, fish, and soy-based foods into jerky and using a food dehydrator, the oven, or even an open fire to make it.



Wood Beer

Wood   Beer Author Dick Cantwell
ISBN-10 9781938469381
Release 2016-05-25
Pages 400
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The use of wooden vessels for storage, transportation, fermentation or aging of beer is deeply rooted in history. Brewing luminaries Dick Cantwell and Peter Bouckaert explore the many influences of wood as a vehicle for contributing tremendous complexity to beers fermented and aged within it. Brewers are innovating, experimenting and enthusiastically embracing the seemingly mystical complexity of flavors and aromas derived from wood. From the souring effects of microbes that take up residence in the wood to the character drawn from barrels or foeders, Wood & Beer covers not only the history, physiology, microbiology and flavor contributions of wood, but also the maintenance of wooden vessels.



The Home Brewer s Lab Book

The Home Brewer s Lab Book Author Chronicle Books
ISBN-10 1452123519
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 168
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Keep track of your home brewing with this handy journal.



Country Wisdom Know How

Country Wisdom   Know How Author Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins
ISBN-10 9780316471701
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 1072
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Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know -How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.



The Homebrew Journal

The Homebrew Journal Author Ben Keene
ISBN-10 0760345899
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 224
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One of the greatest tasks of homebrewing, aside from enjoying your own handcrafted ales and lagers, is combining an array of complementary ingredients to create your own unique beverage. From grains to hops, adjuncts, yeast, and even water, there are innumerable choices out there. When you strike liquid gold with that perfect batch, you want to have all of the ingredients, processes, and peculiarities documented. Assuming a batch a week, this new journal provides handy templates for the brewer to record an entire year of brewing activities. From the name and type right through the bottling day, The Homebrew Journal features blank slates for every critical consideration, including separate grids for grains, hops, adjuncts, yeast, and costs--as well as fields and checkboxes for IBUs, original and final gravity, ABV, water type, and amount; boil temps and durations; measuring instruments and other gear used; pitching temperature; fermentation stages, temperatures, and length; and bottling day processes. In addition, the notebook offers generous space for the brewer to record other significant notes, and appendixes provide handy calculations for things like ABV, attenuation, and alpha acid units as well as explanations of tasting descriptors. With its lay-flat binding and laminated boards, The Homebrew Journal is sure to hold up for an entire year of sessions on kitchen counters, workbenches, and picnic tables. Whether extract, partial-mash, or all-grain brewing is your passion, this is the most functional and user-friendly journal you'll find.



The Goat Fish and the Lover s Knot

The Goat Fish and the Lover s Knot Author Jack Driscoll
ISBN-10 9780814342961
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 176
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Elmore Leonard said about Jack Driscoll’s stories, “The guy can really write.” And in The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot, he once again demonstrates in every sentence the grace and grit of a true storyteller. The ten stories are mostly set in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula, a landscape as gorgeous as it is severe. If at times the situations in these stories appear hopeless, the characters nonetheless, and even against seemingly impossible odds, dare to hope. These fictional individuals are so compassionately rendered that they can hardly help but be, in the hands of this writer, not only redeemed but made universal. The stories are written from multiple points of view and testify to Driscoll’s range and understanding of human nature, and to how “the heart in conflict with itself” always defines the larger, more meaningful story. A high school pitching sensation loses his arm in a public school classroom during show and tell. A woman lives all of her ages in one day. A fourteen-year-old boy finds himself alone after midnight in a rowboat in the middle of the lake with his best friend’s mother. Driscoll is a prose stylist of the highest order — a voice as original as the stories he tells. Lovers of contemporary storytelling will revel in Driscoll’s skill and insight on display in this unique collection.



Beer Lover s Mid Atlantic

Beer Lover s Mid Atlantic Author Bryan J. Kolesar
ISBN-10 9781493015948
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 352
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Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews--from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts. With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don't have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in the Mid-Atlantic. This comprehensive guides covers the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including information on: - brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes- brewpubs and beer bars- events and festivals- food and brew-your-own beer recipes- city trip itineraries with bar crawl maps- regional food and beer pairings



Brew to Bikes

Brew to Bikes Author Charles Heying
ISBN-10 1932010327
Release 2010
Pages 337
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From transportation to restoration, zines to greens, and yes, microbreweries to custom-made bikes, Portland's local industries form a strong artisan economy. Brew to Bikes takes an insightful and intellectual look at these urban businesses.