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Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs : Everything You Need to Know

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Beer is one of the most complex alcoholic drinks, with some beers having more than 30 ingredients and most requiring the proper mixture and amounts of the right ingredients to taste just right. If you are considering creating your own beer, one of the most fun and effective ways of acquiring all of these ingredients is to grow your own hops, malts, and herbs and experiment with mixing them together. But, with more than 50 types of hops alone and hundreds of brewing herbs at your disposal, knowing what you should grow and how to grow it can be quite difficult.

This book will guide prospective brew masters through the process of growing their own brewing ingredients - from inception to harvesting. You will learn the advantages to growing your own beer materials, starting with the control you have over the maturity, strength, types, and volume of those materials. You will learn how to home grow your own hops, with detailed instructions and information about the taste and effect of more than a dozen different strains. You will also learn which grains and malts are used in beer making and how you can grow your own depending on your needs and location. You will learn how to concoct your own brewing herbs and combine everything into the ideal mixtures to form your own beer.

Beer experts - from professional brew masters to backyard microbrewers - have been interviewed and asked how to best utilize these methods, and their insights have been provided to assist you with the complex process of beer production. You will learn the proper measurements and conversions for everything you will make and will be given a source list for every possible supply that might be needed. Finally, you will be provided with a list of the top homegrown recipes for beer available, allowing you to create and enjoy your very own brews in the comfort of your home.
Beer is one of the most complex alcoholic drinks, with some beers having more than 30 ingredients and most requiring the proper mixture and amounts of the right ingredients to taste just right. If you are considering creating your own beer, one of the most fun and effective ways of acquiring all of these ingredients is to grow your own hops, malts, and herbs and experiment with mixing them together. But, with more than 50 types of hops alone and hundreds of brewing herbs at your disposal, knowing what you should grow and how to grow it can be quite difficult.

This book will guide prospective brew masters through the process of growing their own brewing ingredients - from inception to harvesting. You will learn the advantages to growing your own beer materials, starting with the control you have over the maturity, strength, types, and volume of those materials. You will learn how to home grow your own hops, with detailed instructions and information about the taste and effect of more than a dozen different strains. You will also learn which grains and malts are used in beer making and how you can grow your own depending on your needs and location. You will learn how to concoct your own brewing herbs and combine everything into the ideal mixtures to form your own beer.

Beer experts - from professional brew masters to backyard microbrewers - have been interviewed and asked how to best utilize these methods, and their insights have been provided to assist you with the complex process of beer production. You will learn the proper measurements and conversions for everything you will make and will be given a source list for every possible supply that might be needed. Finally, you will be provided with a list of the top homegrown recipes for beer available, allowing you to create and enjoy your very own brews in the comfort of your home.
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Technology, Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages / Beer
Series Title: Back to Basics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Atlantic Pub Co
Author: John N. Peragine
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2010
TCIN: 12698872
UPC: 9781601383532
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-1003
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