The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back t

  • ISBN-13: 9781601383532
  • Author: John N Peragine
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
  • Publication date: 2011-02-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 336
  • $16.14

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Beer is one of the most complex alcoholic drinks. Some beers require more than thirty ingredients and they all require the proper mixture of the correct hops, malts, and herbs to taste just right. For anyone considering creating their 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 mixing them together. But, with more than fifty kinds of hops alone and hundreds of brewing herbs at your disposal, knowing what you should grow and how to grow it can be quite hard. This book will guide any prospective brew master through the process of growing their own brewing ingredients from inception to harvesting and everything in between. Topics covered include: The many advantages to growing your own beer materials, starting with the control over the maturity, strenth, type, and volume of ingredients How to grow your own hops with detailed instructions The tase and effect of more than a dozen different strains of hops Which grains and malts are used in beer making The benefits of growing your own grains and malts depending on your needs and location How to concoct your own brewing herbs Recipes for how to combine the ingredients into an ideal mixture for 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 you to help get you through the complex process of beer growing and production. You will learn the proper measurements and conversions for everything you will make as well as being 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.

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