The Complete Guide to Making Your Own Wine at Home

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: John N. Peragine

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383584

Category: Cooking

Page: 311

View: 3440

From the basics of distillation to the ingredients used, you will learn all of the basics of home wine making, starting with the wide array of ingredients available to you, including grapes and berries. You will learn everything required to start and operate a home winery.

The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homes

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Robert McConkey

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383738

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 7738

The home, an essential part of the American dream, has been beset by troubles since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007. Whether from an unstable housing economy, ever-rising energy costs, or the environmental ruin of urban sprawl, the origin and variety of these assaults can be bewildering. Surprisingly, some of the answers to many of these modern-day troubles lie in some of humanity�s most ancient building techniques. Earth-sheltered building has existed since the heyday of Skara Brae in Scotland 5,000 years ago, and is used today by people around the world, from the Yaodong of northwest China to the subterranean residents of Coober Pedy, Australia, and even to converted missile silos in America. If you have ever looked at your power bill in stunned disbelief, if you are interested in green building techniques, or if you want your home to stand out (or hide out), then this book is for you. Contrary to popular misconceptions of being cramped, dark, or dank domiciles, earth-sheltered homes come in a number of different styles, incorporating brilliant techniques designed to bring light and air into the home. With The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homes, you will learn about the many different types of earth-sheltered homes and their various advantages, including a life span that can be two to three times longer than that of conventional housing, inexpensive building materials, and reduced maintenance costs. Additionally, the energy costs of an earth-sheltered home can be as much as 80 percent lower than a conventional home�s power costs. The book will also examine the different environmental factors that you need to consider when selecting which style to build and how to begin, and carry out, your building process. Some of the factors discussed include the different types of soil and how to adjust to them, the level of precipitation and how to manage runoff, and how to maximize use of natural light sources. Construction experts and earth-sheltered homebuilders have been interviewed and their expertise is included in this guide to help you learn how you can create your own underground home. Details of construction methods are found throughout the book, including tips and advice for planning, excavation, flooring, walls, framing, waterproofing, roofing, drainage, and insulation. You will also learn how to pour your own footings and floor, how to dry stack concrete block walls, how to use post and beam framing, and how to waterproof the membranes. With the information provided in this book, you can start planning and building your own earth-sheltered home in no time so that you, too, can benefit from the natural protection of the earth. If earth-sheltered building is good enough for Bill Gates� $136 million mansion, then it just might be good enough for you too.

101 Recipes for Making Wild Wines at Home

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers

Author: John N. Peragine

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383592

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 3499

Wild wines are a thing of the world. Each culture has developed its own means of fermenting and distilling various fruits and grains into aromatic, strong spirited drinks to grace tables. Making your own wild wine can be a fun, rewarding project that allows you to take full control of the taste and body of your favorite dinner drink.101 Recipes for Making Wild Wines At Home has wild wine recipes that will entice your taste buds. These recipes use the best herbs, fruits, and flowers to create some of the most beloved drinks in the world for yourself, friends, and family. The basics of wild wine recipes are laid out here in great detail, providing everything you need to know to both understand and start making your own wines in no time.You will be shown the basic information or dozens of varieties of herbs, fruits, and flowers, including how they are best used in wine recipes, what you need to do to prepare them, and how they will taste, feel, look, and smell in the finished product. You will learn what to do to promote the integrity of your wine and the many different ways to vary the aspects of both white and red wild wines without sacrificing taste. After learning the basics of wild wine making, you will be shown the process of making 101 wild wine recipes that are well-received around the world. This book details special tips and tricks you can use to perfect your wine and to ensure the best possible batch is produced every time. For every aspiring amateur wine maker out there, 101 Recipes for Making Wild Wines At Home is an absolute must.

How to Solar Power Your Home

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Martha Maeda

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383614

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 6786

Reveals how to search for, buy or build a solar power system for one's home, in a book that also looks at the real estate prospects for an solar-powered home. Original.

Winemaking

Recipes, Equipment, and Techniques for Making Wine at Home

Author: Stanley F. Anderson,Dorothy Anderson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156970952

Category: Cooking

Page: 284

View: 3534

Tells how to make berry, hard fruit, soft fruit, tropical fruit, dried fruit, grape concentrate, and fresh grape wines and explains the criteria for evaluating and investing in wines

The Way to Make Wine

How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home

Author: Sheridan Warrick

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961293

Category: Cooking

Page: 296

View: 5717

The Way to Make Wine reveals everything needed to make delicious wines—both reds and whites—from start to finish. Rich with insider know-how, this book divulges the many practical advances made in the past few decades and demonstrates that do-it-yourself winemaking is now simpler and more rewarding than ever. Straightforward illustrations of key tools and steps help make this book one-stop shopping for wine lovers, beer brewers, avid cooks, or anyone who’s ever dreamed of producing table wines at home. This updated and expanded edition features: * new how-to illustrations * tips and techniques from accomplished professional winemakers * up-to-date information on the rewards and challenges of running natural wine fermentations * fresh ways to apply your home-brewing knowledge to make remarkable reds and whites Providing concise, clear, and practical guidance, Sheridan Warrick shows that making your own wine is not only easy but also a pleasure.

Strong Waters

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

Author: Scott Mansfield

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191127

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 6413

Discover the Many Rewards of Homemade Spirits—Unique, Flavorful, Economical and Surprisingly Easy to Make! Today’s renewed interest in making wine and beer at home amounts to nothing less than a renaissance. No matter why you want to join the new generation of homebrewers—to complement your cooking, to save money, or simply for a truly rewarding hobby—Strong Waters will tell you how. In this do-it-yourself guide, Scott Mansfield makes a grand tradition accessible for today’s enthusiasts. Beginners will welcome his tips for getting started inexpensively with everyday materials, and experienced hobbyists will be inspired by recipes for longtime favorites and forgotten delights, including: Limoncello, the perfect aperitif to conclude an Italian dinner Perry, apple cider’s sweeter cousin, made from pears Jalapeño Wine, a healthy drink that doubles as a marinade Rhodomel, an ancient Grecian mead flavored with roses and honey Spruce Beer, a North American classic since colonial times Worried that making your own spirits is complicated? Don’t be! Strong Waters covers everything from the basics of bottling to the science of sweetening. It’s surprisingly easy, and as eight pages of color photos illustrate, the results are tantalizing. Cheers!

Home Winemaking For Dummies

Author: Tim Patterson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470681138

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 6168

An informative, fun guide to making your own wine It's estimated that one million North Americans make their own wine. Relatively inexpensive to make (a homemade bottle costs from $2 to $4), a bottle with your own label (and grapes) is a fantasy even someone with modest aspirations can fulfill. Author Tim Patterson, an award-winning home winemaker, shows how it's possible for anyone to create a great wine. In Home Winemaking For Dummies, he discusses the art of winemaking from grape to bottle, including how to get the best grapes (and figure out how many you need); determine what equipment is required; select the right yeast and figure out if any other additives are needed; and store, age, and test wine. With detailed tips on creating many varieties -- from bold reds and demure whites to enchanting rosés and delightful sparkling wines -- this guide is your ultimate winemaking resource.

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: 9042

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.

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: 6304

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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery

Author: Thomas Pellechia

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440653488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2658

Making the dream a reality? For many people, owning and running a winery is a dream job. According to Wine Business Monthly, the number of wineries in the U.S. has jumped 26% in less than three years. To carry out this dream, one must understand that wine making involves both science and art. Starting a winery is just like starting any other business and requires planning and a deep understanding of the industry. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Starting and Running a Winery, readers will learn: ?How to put together a business plan ?Different varieties of grapes and wines ?How to lay out a floor plan and what equipment is needed ?How to promote wines

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Homemade Wine

How to Make Your Own Delicious Homemade Wine, Winemaking for Beginners That's Easy and Step by Step With Pictures!

Author: Mike Carraway

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781450593670

Category: Cooking

Page: 202

View: 9097

Have you ever wanted to make your own wine but really didn't know what steps to take? Have you tried to make homemade wine but it comes out "icky" tasting? The Complete Illustrated Guide to Homemade Wine is the resourse you need to get started making your own delicious wine RIGHT NOW. Includes pictures and over 100 wonderful home wine recipes to get you started. Thousands of copies sold! Get your today.

Closer to Home

The Author and the Author Portrait

Author: Terence Byrnes

Publisher: Vehicule Press

ISBN: 9781550652482

Category: Cooking

Page: 141

View: 6719

Closer to Home: The Author and the Author Portrait fixes its searching and intimate gaze on writers as they have seldom been seen before. These striking images were captured at a location where the writer lives, works or plays. Each is accompanied by a crisp and insightful vignette about the experience of photographing the writer, thoughts about the uses of artists’ portraits, and, often, a touch of refined literary gossip. Terence Byrnes, whose own collection of short stories, Wintering Over, garnered critical praise, removed himself from the limelight tobehind the camera to photograph other writers. For a period of ten years, he visited writers in their homes and, while discussing the writing life with them, photographed them at their ease. “The literary portrait,” Byrnes says, “had become moribund, showing writers as stalwart or fetching in various degrees, and barricaded by books like a university don from a British novel of manners. These portraits show the photographer as an interloper to whom the writer must react as an individual, not as a role.” The history of the literary portrait and its place in the creation of commercial success and literary canons will be examined in an introductory critical essay, “The Seductive Frontispiece.”

Making Your Own Wine at Home

Creative Recipes for Making Grape, Fruit, and Herb Wines

Author: Lori Stahl

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565238268

Category: Cooking

Page: 168

View: 3298

An Invitation to Home WinemakingIf you've been thinking of trying your hand at home winemaking, delay no longer! It s easier than you think to make wonderful wine at home. Get started today with this practical guide to making your first bottle of perfect homemade wine.Author Lori Stahl demystifies essential winemaking techniques with friendly, jargon-free instructions and gorgeous color photography. She begins by taking you step by step through making wine from a kit, and then shows you how to go beyond the kit with creative additions. Soon you ll be making your own flavorful wine from fresh grapes, apples, berries, and even flowers and herbs. This home winemaking companion offers a wide selection of seasonal winemaking recipes, new twists on traditional favorites, and sweet ways to enjoy and indulge in the wines you create. Even if you have never made wine before, Making Your Own Wine at Home will show you everything you need to master an intriguing and rewarding new hobby.Inside you ll find: Easy ways to make delicious wine at home Seasonal recipes for grapes, fruit, flowers, and herbs Essential winemaking techniques Basic terminology, tools, ingredients, and equipment Tips for serving and enjoying wine"

Kit Winemaking

The Illustrated Beginner's Guide to Making Wines from Concentrate

Author: Daniel Pambianchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550652512

Category: Cooking

Page: 108

View: 1886

Kit Winemaking provides beginners with day-by-day instructions on making superlative kit wines, often undistinguishable from homemade ones crafted from grapes, or even commercial wines.The trend is clear—there is an increasing number of new wine hobbyists with one out of five just starting out in home winemaking and two-thirds using kits/concentrate. With the vast improvement in kit quality—and hence, wine quality—and with a plethora of wine kits and styles now available, home winemaking has become a very serious hobby.This guide describes the most common problems, how to resolve them, and how to avoid them in the first place. All this is supplemented with a handy glossary to the entire winemaking lingo to turn any novice into an expert.

Ball Canning Back to Basics

A Foolproof Guide to Canning Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and More

Author: Ball Home Canning Test Kitchen

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 0848755820

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 6519

Can it, pickle it, and store it with confidence. If you can boil water, you can make your own delectable jams and jellies, try your hand at fresh-pack pickling, and jar savory sauces. Ball Canning Back to Basics focuses on the building-block techniques and easy, classic recipes every canner should know. The book begins with in-depth information on water bath canning, the equipment you need, and food safety guidance. Each preserving method is thoroughly explained with beginner-friendly tutorials and step-by-step photographs highlighting key steps. Learn to capture the sweet, ripe flavors of your favorite fruits and vegetables with 100 approachable, versatile recipes for the modern pantry. Packed with simple variation ideas for low-sugar and flavor change-ups, and time-tested tips from the most trusted authority in home canning, this handy guide delivers everything you need to successfully master home canning safely and deliciously.

The Homebuilt Winery

43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

Author: Steve Hughes

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428801

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 1837

Build your own winery! Learn how to set up a home winery and construct all the basic equipment for just a fraction of what commercially manufactured products would cost. Leading you through the entire winemaking process, Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for making more than 30 essential winemaking tools. From fashioning presses and pumps to the best way to fill and cork bottles, The Homebuilt Winery covers everything you need to know to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality homemade wine.

Grapes Into Wine

A Guide to Winemaking in America

Author: Philip Marshall Wagner

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0394731727

Category: Cooking

Page: 302

View: 9978

Basic technical infomation from the choice of the right vines to the vintage.

The Wine Bible

Author: Karen MacNeil

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761187154

Category: Cooking

Page: 1008

View: 6745

Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly). Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”

Back to Basics

A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602392331

Category: House & Home

Page: 456

View: 3389

A lavishly illustrated revision of a top-selling primer invites readers to develop healthier, more environmentally friendly, and self-sufficient living skills that are less reliant on technology, in a resource that shares step-by-step instructions for such capabilities as raising chickens, making cheese, and building a log cabin.