Sustainable Homebrewing

Author: Amelia Slayton Loftus
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428538
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Cooking

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.

Brewing Made Easy 2nd Edition

Author: Dennis Fisher
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428545
Release Date: 2013-02-18
Genre: Cooking

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!

Beer For Dummies

Author: Marty Nachel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118120309
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Cooking

Provides an introduction to beer and beer making, including tasting, evaluating, and homebrewing.

Modern Homebrew Recipes

Author: Gordon Strong
Publisher: Brewers Publications
ISBN: 9781938469176
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: Cooking

Craft beer is about innovation, discovery and interpretation. Homebrewing is about all that and more! As the beer scene evolves, so do the beer styles we know and love. In Modern Homebrew Recipes, Grandmaster Beer Judge and author Gordon Strong takes you on a guided journey of brewing discovery that includes information about some of the latest BJCP style changes. Following a primer on specific mashing and hopping techniques, recipe formulation fundamentals and how to adapt recipes to your system, Strong shares more than 100 distinctive recipes.Strong also provides specific advice and sensory profiles for each beer. Strong’s recipes are provided as-brewed, with delicious variations to get the creative juices flowing. Modern Homebrew Recipes is more than a book of recipes; it’s a book that sets brewers on the path to discovering what’s new in the world of homebrewing.

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Author: Tradd Cotter
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603584562
Release Date: 2015-05-09
Genre: Gardening

What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. The book first guides readers through an in-depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills range from integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4×4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns. For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter offers in-depth coverage of lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity. Readers will discover information on making tinctures, powders, and mushroom-infused honey; making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board; and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans. Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides, Cotter takes “organic” one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinking—one that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.

Fermenting Revolution

Author: Christopher Mark O'Brien
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924961
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Around the globe "beer activists" are fermenting a revolution one beer at a time.

Beer Food and Flavor

Author: Schuyler Schultz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781632208835
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Cooking

“From lessons in cheese-and-brew pairings to sketching a menu for a multi-course, beer-pairing dinner party . . . [this] excellent, 300-page guide to beer and food is a steal.” —Evan S. Benn, Esquire.com “Yes, great beer can change your life,” writes chef Schuyler Schultz in Beer, Food, and Flavor, an authoritative guide to exploring the diverse array of flavors found in craft beer—and the joys of pairing those flavors with great food to transform everyday meals into culinary events. Expanded and updated for this second edition, featuring new breweries and other recent developments on the world of craft beer, this beautifully illustrated book explores how craft beer can be integrated into the new American food movement, with an emphasis on local and sustainable production. As craft breweries and farm-to-table restaurants continue to gain popularity across the country, this book offers delicious combinations of the best beers and delectable meals and deserts. Armed with the precise tasting techniques and pairing strategies offered inside, participating in the growing craft beer community is now easier than ever. Beer, Food, and Flavor will enable you to learn about the top craft breweries in your region, seek out new beer styles and specialty brews with confidence, create innovative menus, and pair craft beer with fine food, whether at home or while dining out. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Audacity of Hops

Author: Tom Acitelli
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613743966
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Cooking

Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide—there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.

Wood Beer

Author: Dick Cantwell
Publisher: Brewers Publications
ISBN: 9781938469381
Release Date: 2016-05-25
Genre: Cooking

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 50 Greatest Beers of the World

Author: Tim Hampson
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 9781785781100
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Cooking

On just about every continent, from Boston’s strong ale to Norwegian stout, there are people brewing great beer. From English ales to Czech lager, Belgian sour to American pale ale, German Berliner Weisse to Australian Adelaide sparkling ale, the number of brewed beers is big and increasing daily. Award-winning author Tim Hampson explores beers from four continents, marvelling at how from such simple notes – malt, hops, water and yeast – a symphony of tastes and colours can be created. He discovers dark beers, light beers, sour beers, imperial stouts, beers flavoured with honey, herbs and spices, and beers that have been matured in wooden barrels that once stored some of the world’s best whiskies. The world of beer is undergoing a revolution. This wide-ranging selection will give any beer fan a tour of the world through their favourite drink.

Jesus Bread and Chocolate

Author: John J. Thompson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310339403
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Religion

Farmer’s markets, artisanal dark chocolate, home-made bread, craft-brewed beer, and independent boutique coffee shops may not immediately call to mind issues of faith, but they should. As the “American Dream” starts to fray at both ends, millions of people are embracing values that seem to hail from a bygone era. They are seeking out the local, the small, the responsible and the nourishing instead of the cheap, the homogenized, the mass-produced and the canned. Is it possible that this renewed interest in these pre-modern values may actually offer an open door into the hearts and minds of this generation? Is there a way to explore specific, inspiring stories about coffee, bread, chocolate and art that lead people toward a truly Biblical understanding of the person, words and work of Jesus to reveal the truth, goodness and beauty of the Gospel? With fascinating stories and a thread of memoir, Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate explores the emerging—actually re-emerging—values of this post-industrial age and points out parallels between them and the teaching and ministry of Jesus and his earliest followers. Rather than seeking to tie the faith to trends in the culture, it shows how trends in the culture are already very close to the organic kind of faith that could reenergize the church and bring countless young and middle-aged people into a saving experience of Christ.

The Organic Cook s Bible

Author: Jeff Cox
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781510700482
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Cooking

The Organic Cook’s Bible is a much-needed resource that demystifies the array of organic ingredients available and details how to choose, store, and prepare them. An indispensible reference for home cooks, gardeners, and chefs, this book is much more than a produce guide; it also covers meat and poultry, diary and eggs, beans and grains, herbs and spices, and more—organized alphabetically within each section for easy reference. Although organic foods are more readily available than they were just a few years ago, it takes a little effort to go organic in today’s processed world. This book makes it easier, with in-depth descriptions of over 150 organic foods. It explains what makes these foods more flavorful nutritious than their nonorganic equivalents and gives information on nutrition, seasonality, what to look for, storage and preparation, and uses. More than 250 recipes capture the great taste of organic ingredients and add variety to everyday meals, with dishes like Winter Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seeds, Hazelnut-Crusted Pork Loin, and Rhubarb-Huckleberry Pie—many contributed by leading organic chefs. There’s even a special Top Varieties section that lists over 900 of the best varieties of organic and heirloom produce available in the United States. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Hop Grower s Handbook

Author: Laura Ten Eyck
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603585569
Release Date: 2016-05-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With information on siting, planting, tending, harvesting, processing, and brewing It’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops. The runaway craft beer market’s convergence with the ever-expanding local foods movement is helping to spur a local-hops renaissance. The demand from craft brewers for local ingredients to make beer—such as hops and barley—is robust and growing. That’s good news for farmers looking to diversify, but the catch is that hops have not been grown commercially in the eastern United States for nearly a century. Today, farmers from Maine to North Carolina are working hard to respond to the craft brewers’ desperate call for locally grown hops. But questions arise: How best to create hop yards—virtual forests of 18-foot poles that can be expensive to build? How to select hop varieties, and plant and tend the bines, which often take up to three years to reach full production? How to best pick, process, and price them for market? And, how best to manage the fungal diseases and insects that wiped out the eastern hop industry 100 years ago, and which are thriving in the hotter and more humid states thanks to climate change? Answers to these questions can be found in The Hop Grower’s Handbook—the only book on the market about raising hops sustainably, on a small scale, for the commercial craft beer market in the Northeast. Written by hop farmers and craft brewery owners Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring, The Hop Grower’s Handbook is a beautifully photographed and illustrated book that weaves the story of their Helderberg Hop Farm with the colorful history of New York and New England hop farming, relays horticultural information about the unusual hop plant and the mysterious resins it produces that give beer a distinctively bitter flavor, and includes an overview of the numerous native, heirloom, and modern varieties of hops and their purposes. The authors also provide an easy-to-understand explanation of the beer-brewing process—critical for hop growers to understand in order be able to provide the high-quality product brewers want to buy—along with recipes from a few of their favorite home and micro-brewers. The book also provides readers with detailed information on: • Selecting, preparing, and designing a hop yard site, including irrigation; • Tending to the hops, with details on best practices to manage weeds, insects, and diseases; and, • Harvesting, drying, analyzing, processing, and pricing hops for market. The overwhelming majority of books and resources devoted to hop production currently available are geared toward the Pacific Northwest’s large-scale commercial growers, who use synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and fertilizers and deal with regionally specific climate, soils, weeds, and insect populations. Ten Eyck and Gehring, however, focus on farming hops sustainably. While they relay their experience about growing in a new Northeastern climate subject to the higher temperatures and volatile cycles of drought and deluge brought about by global warming, this book will be an essential resource for home-scale and small-scale commercial hops growers in all regions.

Mastering Homebrew

Author: Randy Mosher
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452124414
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Cooking

From globally heralded beer-brewing authority Randy Mosher comes the ultimate guide to the craft for beginners and advanced brewers alike. Featuring plain-speaking, fun-to-read instructions, more than 150 colorful graphics and illustrations of process and technique, and 100 recipes for classic and popular brews, this handbook covers everything any brewer could ever want, from choosing ingredients and equipment to mashing, bottling, tasting, and serving. Mosher simplifies the complexities, inspiring and teaching today's burgeoning new league of home brewers.

The Complete Guide to Making Mead

Author: Steve Piatz
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760345641
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: COOKING

"A complete guide for beginning and veteran meadmakers, illustrated with color photos covering the ingredients, equipment, and steps as well as charts and diagrams"--