Make Mead Like a Viking

Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers

Author: Jereme Zimmerman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585982

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Page: N.A

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Brew Beer Like a Yeti

Traditional Techniques and Recipes for Unconventional Ales, Gruits, and Other Ferments Using Minimal Hops

Author: Jereme Zimmerman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587659

Category: COOKING

Page: 336

View: 6420

Experimentation, mystery, resourcefulness, and above all, fun--these are the hallmarks of brewing beer like a Yeti. Since the craft beer and homebrewing boom of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, beer lovers have enjoyed drinking and brewing a vast array of beer styles. However, most are brewed to accentuate a single ingredient--hops--and few contain the myriad herbs and spices that were standard in beer and gruit recipes from medieval times back to ancient people's discovery that grain could be malted and fermented into beer. Like his first book, Make Mead Like a Viking, Jereme Zimmerman's Brew Beer Like a Yeti returns to ancient practices and ingredients and brings storytelling, mysticism, and folklore back to the brewing process, including a broad range of ales, gruits, bragots, and other styles that have undeservingly taken a backseat to the IPA. Recipes inspired by traditions around the globe include sahti, gotlandsdricka, oak bark and mushroom ale, wassail, pawpaw wheat, chicha de muko, and even Neolithic "stone" beers. More importantly, under the guidance of "the world's only peace-loving, green-living Appalachian Yeti Viking," readers will learn about the many ways to go beyond the pale ale, utilizing alternatives to standard grains, hops, and commercial yeasts to defy the strictures of style and design their own brews.

The Complete Guide to Making Mead

The Ingredients, Equipment, Processes, and Recipes for Crafting Honey Wine

Author: Steve Piatz

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345643

Category: COOKING

Page: 160

View: 7610

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

The Compleat Meadmaker

Home Production of Honey Wine from Your First Batch to Award-winning Fruit and Herb Variations

Author: Ken Schramm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 212

View: 3852

As one of the most ancient of human beverages, mead arose in part because it was easy to make. Today' hobbyists rediscover the simplicity of making mead while revelling in the range of flavours that can result. In this book, veteran beverage hobbyist Ken Schramm introduces the novice to the wonders of mead. With easy-to-follow procedures and simple recipes, he shows how you can quickly and painlessly make your own mead at home. In later chapters, he introduces flavourful variations on the basic theme that lead to meads flavoured with spice, fruits, grapes and even malt.

The Wildcrafting Brewer

Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature's Ingredients

Author: Pascal Baudar

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587187

Category: Ale

Page: 304

View: 9764

Primitive beers, country wines, herbal meads, natural sodas, and more The art of brewing doesn't stop at the usual ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, and water. In fact, the origins of brewing involve a whole galaxy of wild and cultivated plants, fruits, berries, and other natural materials, which were once used to make a whole spectrum of creative, fermented drinks. Now fermentation fans and home brewers can rediscover these "primitive" drinks and their unique flavors in The Wildcrafting Brewer. Wild-plant expert and forager Pascal Baudar's first book, The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, opened up a whole new world of possibilities for readers wishing to explore and capture the flavors of their local terroir. The Wildcrafting Brewer does the same for fermented drinks. Baudar reveals both the underlying philosophy and the practical techniques for making your own delicious concoctions, from simple wild sodas, to non-grape-based "country wines," to primitive herbal beers, meads, and traditional ethnic ferments like tiswin and kvass. The book opens with a retrospective of plant-based brewing and ancient beers. The author then goes on to describe both hot and cold brewing methods and provides lots of interesting recipes; mugwort beer, horehound beer, and manzanita cider are just a few of the many drinks represented. Baudar is quick to point out that these recipes serve mainly as a touchstone for readers, who can then use the information and techniques he provides to create their own brews, using their own local ingredients. The Wildcrafting Brewer will attract herbalists, foragers, natural-foodies, and chefs alike with the author's playful and relaxed philosophy. Readers will find themselves surprised by how easy making your own natural drinks can be, and will be inspired, again, by the abundance of nature all around them.

Making Wild Wines & Meads

125 Unusual Recipes Using Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & More

Author: Rich Gulling,Pattie Vargas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603424585

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 6447

Make extraordinary homemade wines from everything but grapes! In this refreshingly unique take on winemaking, Patti Vargas and Rich Gulling offer 125 recipes for unusual wines made from herbs, fruits, flowers, and honey. Learn to use ingredients from your farmers’ market, grocery store, or even your own backyard to make deliciously fermented drinks. Lemon-Thyme Metheglin, Rose Hip Melomel, and Pineapple-Orange Delight are just the beginning of an unexplored world of delightfully natural wild wines. Cheers!

Strong Waters

A Simple Guide to Making Beer, Wine, Cider and Other Spirited Beverages at Home

Author: Scott Mansfield

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781615190102

Category: Cooking

Page: 243

View: 8823

Strong Waters covers everything from the basics of bottling to the science of sweetening. Beginners will reap the benefits of Mansfield's tips and tricks for getting started inexpensively with everyday materials, and experienced hobbyists will be inspired by his recipes for both enduring favorites and forgotten delights.

How to Brew Honey Wine

Author: Karl Stückler

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764344572

Category: Cooking

Page: 120

View: 4112

The legendary drink of Vikings and verse and the oldest alcoholic beverage, mead is brewed by both amateur winemakers for their own consumption, and in larger quantities by beekeepers who have built a separate line of business of mead production. With home-brewing and smaller distilleries more popular than ever, this book offers valuable DIY assistance to the hobbyist and the professional alike. The first part of the book discusses the historical stature of mead and details the mead-making process itself, with clear and concise instructions simplified with the support of foolproof diagrams. Also included is a more in-depth, scientific analysis of fermentation, fining, and stabilization of mead, as well as legal requirements, bottling methods, troubleshooting throughout the mead-making process, and even a collection of mead-based recipes.

The Barbarian's Beverage

A History of Beer in Ancient Europe

Author: Max Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134386729

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5180

Comprehensive and detailed, this is the first ever study of ancient beer and its distilling, consumption and characteristics Examining evidence from Greek and Latin authors from 700 BC to AD 900, the book demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions the Europeans made to beer throughout the ages. The study is supported by textual and archaeological evidence and gives a fresh and fascinating insight into an aspect of ancient life that has fed through to modern society and which stands today as one of the world’s most popular beverages. Students of ancient history, classical studies and the history of food and drink will find this an useful and enjoyable read.

The Big Book of Mead Recipes

Over 60 Recipes from Every Mead Style

Author: Vicky Rowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998347202

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9053

Mead is the fastest growing craft beverage in the US, and until now, there hasn't been a large collection of proven recipes available. Rob Ratliff kicks off what will be multiple recipe books with this collection of mead recipes from every BJCP style, giving detailed ingredients and instructions to allow mead makers to create amazing meads.

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers

The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 1938469097

Category: Cooking

Page: 534

View: 8896

This is the first comprehensive book ever written on the sacred aspects of indigenous, historical psychotropic and herbal healing beers of the world.

Uncorking the Past

The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages

Author: Patrick E. McGovern

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520944682

Category: Cooking

Page: 348

View: 9332

In a lively tour around the world and through the millennia, Uncorking the Past tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink. Following a tantalizing trail of archaeological, chemical, artistic, and textual clues, Patrick E. McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages, brings us up to date on what we now know about how humans created and enjoyed fermented beverages across cultures. Along the way, he explores a provocative hypothesis about the integral role such libations have played in human evolution. We discover, for example, that the cereal staples of the modern world were probably domesticated for their potential in making quantities of alcoholic beverages. These include the delectable rice wines of China and Japan, the corn beers of the Americas, and the millet and sorghum drinks of Africa. Humans also learned how to make mead from honey and wine from exotic fruits of all kinds-even from the sweet pulp of the cacao (chocolate) fruit in the New World. The perfect drink, it turns out-whether it be mind-altering, medicinal, a religious symbol, a social lubricant, or artistic inspiration-has not only been a profound force in history, but may be fundamental to the human condition itself.

True Brews

How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home

Author: Emma Christensen

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607743396

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 5328

This accessible home-brew guide for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fermented drinks, from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn's Emma Christensen, offers a wide range of simple yet enticing recipes for Root Beer, Honey Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Sorghum Ale, Blueberry-Lavender Mead, Gin Sake, Plum Wine, and more. You can make naturally fermented sodas, tend batches of kombucha, and brew your own beer in the smallest apartment kitchen with little more equipment than a soup pot, a plastic bucket, and a long-handled spoon. All you need is the know-how. That’s where Emma Christensen comes in, distilling a wide variety of projects—from mead to kefir to sake—to their simplest forms, making the process fun and accessible for homebrewers. All fifty-plus recipes in True Brews stem from the same basic techniques and core equipment, so it’s easy for you to experiment with your favorite flavors and add-ins once you grasp the fundamentals. Covering a tantalizing range of recipes, including Coconut Water Kefir, Root Beer, Honey–Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Pale Ale, Chai-Spiced Mead, Cloudy Cherry Sake, and Plum Wine, these fresh beverages make impressive homemade offerings for hostess gifts, happy hours, and thirsty friends alike.

Speed Brewing

Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads, and More

Author: Mary Izett

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760347379

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 6018

Techniques and recipes for fast-fermenting beers, ciders, meads and more. Speed Brewing is the perfect guide for beginners and anyone who wants to add something new and fast to brew to their repertoire!

Wood and Beer

A Brewer's Guide

Author: Dick Cantwell,Peter Bouckaert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938469213

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 2916

Talented brewers are innovating, experimenting, and embracing the mystical complexity of flavors and aromas derived from wood. From the souring effects of microbes that take up residence in the wood to the wood character drawn from barrels or foeders, this book covers the history, physiology, microbiology, flavor contributions of wood, and the maintenance of wooden vessels. This book is about wood and beer, and the mysteries that arise when they come together.

Ancient Brews

Rediscovered and Re-Created

Author: Patrick E. McGovern

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393356441

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 8189

Interweaving archaeology and science, Patrick E. McGovern tells the enthralling story of the world's oldest alcoholic beverages and the cultures that created them. Humans invented heady concoctions, experimenting with fruits, honey, cereals, tree resins, botanicals, and more. These "liquid time capsules" carried social, medicinal, and religious significance with far-reaching consequences for our species. McGovern describes nine extreme fermented beverages of our ancestors, including the Midas Touch from Turkey and the 9000-year-old Chateau Jiahu from Neolithic China, the earliest chemically identified alcoholic drink yet discovered. For the adventuresome, homebrew interpretations of the ancient drinks are provided, with matching meal recipes.

Brewing Everything

How to Make Your Own Beer, Cider, Mead, Sake, Kombucha, and Other Fermented Beverages

Author: Dan Crissman

Publisher: Countryman Know How

ISBN: 9781682681749

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 4105

Easy and authentic ways to ferment delicious beverages at home

Making Your Own Mead

43 Recipes for Homemade Honey Wines

Author: Bryan Acton,Peter Duncan,Dan Vallish

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565237834

Category: Cooking

Page: 63

View: 969

Once the drink of choice for Viking marauders and medieval kings, mead is enjoying a renaissance in popularity. The "nectar of the gods" is easy to make at home. This practical guidebook will inspire you to take up the craft, with a basic guide to mead-making techniques plus 43 recipes for brewing the world's oldest alcoholic beverage. Discover how to make different types of mead like fruit-flavored melomels, grape-based pyments, spiced metheglins, and apple cysers.

Mead

The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History's Oldest Drink

Author: Fred Minnick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762463597

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 5617

With fantastical narratives, home-brewing instructions, and original craft cocktail recipes, Mead is the ultimate exploration of the resurgent alcoholic beverage that is nearly as old as time itself. Beloved by figures as diverse as Queen Elizabeth and Thor, the Vikings and the Greek gods, mead is one of history's most storied beverages. But this mixture of fermented honey isn't just a relic of bygone eras -- it's experiencing a cultural renaissance, taking pride of place in trendy cocktail bars and craft breweries across the country. Equal parts quirky historical narrative, DIY manual, and cocktail guide, Mead is a spirited look at the drink that's been with us even longer than wine. Mead gives readers a fascinating introduction to the rich story of this beloved beverage -- from its humble beginnings to its newfound popularity, along with its vital importance in seven historic kingdoms: Greece, Rome, the Vikings, Poland, Ethiopia, England, and Russia. Pairing a quirky, historical narrative with real practical advice, beverage expert Fred Minnick guides readers through making 25 different types of mead, as well as more than 50 cocktails, with recipes from some of the country's most sought-after mixologists.