The Homebrewer's Garden

How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs

Author: Dennis Fisher,Joe Fisher

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427511

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 2475

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.

The Hop Grower's Handbook

The Essential Guide for Sustainable, Small-Scale Production for Home and Market

Author: Laura Ten Eyck,Dietrich Gehring

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585567

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 6723

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.

Sustainable Homebrewing

An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer

Author: Amelia Slayton Loftus

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121233

Category: Cooking

Page: 357

View: 1931

Amelia Slayton Loftus shares her expert knowledge in this comprehensive guide that includes everything homebrewers of all levels need to know to brew delicious, organic beer. She covers the whys and hows of organic brewing, things to consider when buying equipment, and everything you need to know about organic ingredients (what makes them different, how to get them, and how to make substitutions). She also offers more than 30 irresistible recipes. You'll learn how to brew sustainably by growing ingredients yourself, recycling water, using solar energy, and achieving zero waste. Loftus also includes information on developing new recipes, tips for honing competition skills, and a tasting guide to different beer styles.

Gardening for the Homebrewer

Grow and Process Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More

Author: Wendy Tweten,Debbie Teashon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345635

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 2432

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.

Hop Variety Handbook

Learn More about Hop... Create Better Beer

Author: Dan Woodske

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475265057

Category: Cooking

Page: 140

View: 4959

Why do hops give off the flavor and aroma that they do? "Because" is not the answer. They vary in Alpha Acids, Beta Acids, Myrcene and a host of other oils and acids. Where they are grown even matters. This book covers over 110 individual hops and breaks them down piece-by-piece so you can properly craft your next homebrew. It also gives you information on what to expect regarding flavor and aroma. The Author owns a brewpub and was constantly getting asked about the hops in his beer and how he got it to taste like that. After months of leafing through sales brochures, researching hop farmers, and experimenting himself, he puts all of that "hopped up" knowledge into one source - in an easy to access manner specifically for the homebrewer in all of us.

Hop Production

Author: V. Rybacek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444598456

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

View: 4703

This book deals in detail with all aspects of hop growing, hop cone handling, drying, storage and processing into hop products and preparations, and with their utilization in the brewing industry. Particular attention is given to theoretical and practical hop production problems from the perspective of biology, chemistry, and economics, the ultimate objective of the book being high-quality hop raw materials for the brewing industries. The book is intended for hop growers, traders, brewing specialists, agricultural colleges, hop research and brewing industry institutes.

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting

Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful

Author: Dale Mayer

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383452

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 5940

The idea of companion planting has gained popularity in the gardening community as a viable take on how gardeners should grow and cultivate their plants. Pairing certain plants together and making sure others are separated can create beneficial relationships for all your plants. Whether you are planting tomatoes and onions or carrots and corn, properly pairing plants can have a major impact on your harvest and the quality of your vegetables. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful shows you everything you need to know to effectively pair your crops to ensure you get the most out of every seed. You will learn the basics of crop rotation and how the Iroquois first used companion planting to improve their harvests. You will learn how to work with natural conditions in your garden and which pairings will give you the best produce and the most vibrant flowers. You will learn about how to prepare your garden and how to create an easy-to-follow gardening schedule. This book teaches you the best — and worst — companions for annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, and vines. We’ve interviewed several gardeners who use companion planting and have seen the difference it makes compared to standard gardening practices. This book offers you top tips and methods for this style of gardening, as well as information about which plants bring beneficial insects and which ones keep pests away. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting will give you everything you need to know to plot out and plant your perfect garden.

Extreme Brewing

An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home

Author: Sam Calagione

Publisher: Crestline Books

ISBN: 9780785829065

Category: Cooking

Page: 184

View: 6178

Extreme Brewing is a must-have book for aspiring home brewers who are interested in making their own specialty beers at home. There is no in-depth science to absorb and all the recipes are easy to follow and malt-syrup based, with variations for partial-grain brewing. Extreme Brewing is rooted in the brewing tradition of Belgium with a unique emphasis on hybrid styles that incorporate fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices to create unique flavor combinations. Not only will you learn to make delicious beer, you will also receive guidance on presentation, including corking, bottle selection and labeling. You’ll be taught the basics of brewing ingredients and processes—so you’ll be equipped to start with the basic knowledge you’ll need. There is an overview of the many general beer styles from ales to stouts and porters. This book contains tips on how to use all your senses to become a confident beer taster. Detailed information on food pairings for beer and cheese and even chocolate and fun ideas for themed dinners will allow readers to share their creations with family and friends.

Project Extreme Brewing

An Enthusiast's Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home

Author: Sam Calagione,Todd Alstrom,Jason Alstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631592874

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 2716

Learn to brew extreme beer at home with the experts! Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and Jason and Todd Alström, of BeerAdvocate, offer an authoritative primer on extreme brewing, required reading for any serious homebrewer. Inside, you'll find: -Recipes for homemade beers that are among the most exciting and exotic today -Step-by-step instructions and insider tips for making recipes that expand the definition of great beer -Recipes from professional breweries across the country, including Allagash, Lost Abbey, Shmaltz, and Beau's All Natural

How To Brew

Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time

Author: John J. Palmer

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 1938469402

Category: Cooking

Page: 582

View: 3727

Fully revised and expanded, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities—accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment, this book is loaded with valuable information for any stage brewer.

Hops

Author: R. A. Neve

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401131066

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 920

It is 25 years since Dr Burgess wrote his invaluable book on hops and in the intervening period there have been very many advances in hop research and hop production techniques. When invited to produce a replacement for that book, therefore, the problem was not finding enough new material but deciding on what to include. People interested in reading about the hop are likely to fall into very diverse categories. Hop growers will be looking for practical advice on production methods while research workers with specialist knowledge in one field may want detailed information about research in other disciplines. In addition, there are many people for whom hops are of much more general interest and for them a source of basic information about the crop will be required. The aim has not been to produce a detailed growers' handbook, since techniques vary considerably from district to district and I believe that it is better to obtain advice from neighbouring growers or from specialist advisers than from any book. What I have attempted is to outline the basic principles upon which production methods should be based. At the same time, I have tried to include material that will be of general interest both to those who work with hops and to those to whom they might otherwise remain a complete mystery. In doing this my own personal interests have inevitably played an important part.

The Complete Guide to Pruning Trees and Bushes

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Kim O. Morgan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383444

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 3534

According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension, operated by Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, there are more than 60 different kinds of shrubs in North America with varying pruning requirements, timelines, and necessities. This massive variety makes it so that anyone interested in pruning needs to be very well educated in how the process is completed, what it needed, what should be avoided, and most of all, when to plant, prune, and provide maintenance to your shrubs. This book walks every shrub enthusiast through the surprisingly complex process of pruning from the first seed in the ground to the annual progression of pruning steps that must be done in the right order to maximize the health of your shrubs. You will learn what the top reasons for taking up pruning are followed by what equipment is needed for pruning from start to finish. You will learn everything you need to know about the 10 most common pruning methods and a number of more methods that are nearly as common but equally as useful. You will learn how to apply these techniques to ornamental trees and shrubs, shade trees, pruning evergreens, pruning hedges, artistic pruning, pruning fruit trees, pruning small trees, pruning nut trees, pruning vines and ground covers, and finally pruning houseplants and bonsai plants. You will benefit from the advice gathered from interviews with top experts in the field of pruning and gardening and their insights on how pruning should be completed for reach type of plant. For anyone who interested in pruning of their plants either inside or outside, this guide will provide everything you need. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Radical Brewing

Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass

Author: Randy Mosher

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 0984075623

Category: Cooking

Page: 350

View: 8749

Radical Brewing takes a hip and creative look at beer brewing, presented with a graphically appealing two-color layout.

For The Love of Hops

The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops

Author: Stan Hieronymus

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 1938469038

Category: Cooking

Page: 326

View: 7213

Stan Hieronymus expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, hop quality and utilization--and even devotes an entire chapter to dry hopping. For the Love of Hops also includes a reference catalog of more than 100 varieties and their characteristics.

The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387589660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 7123

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition

The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

Author: Jeff Cox

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124399

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 9867

From planting vines to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox covers every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Fully illustrated instructions show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. With information on making sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and more, this comprehensive guide is an essential resource for every winemaker.

The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook

Author: Homaro Cantu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451625588

Category: Cooking

Page: 296

View: 7213

A former host of the Discovery Channel's Future Foods demonstrates how all-natural "miracle berries" are revolutionizing how people eat, in a guide that provides no-sugar recipes designed to be eaten with miracle berries so that they taste like higher-calorie foods.

Designing Great Beers

The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles

Author: Ray Daniels

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 0984075615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 404

View: 9609

Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables, and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual.