Beer & Wine
Now every homebrewer can make better beer simply by knowing the basic science behind the components of beer and fermentation.
Are you ready to take your homebrewing to the next level? In Brew Like a Pro, the legendary Dave Miller reveals the secrets of truly great draft- and pub-style brewing. He includes complete plans for a professional-quality home system that requires just 18 square feet of space, and he offers recipes for small batches of classic, all-grain brews that stay fresh in kegs for months, eliminating the need for bottling. With this clear, concise how-to guide in hand, you’ll soon be enjoying the best brews you’ve ever made!
Having the proper equipment takes the hassle out of homebrewing. Here are all the best tools, from home-sized versions of commercial brewery equipment to simple gadgets that make homebrewing easier and safer.
This foolproof beginner’s guide to brewing great beer at home includes everything you need to know to make your very first batch. Authors Joe and Dennis Fisher strip away the mysteries and ensure success with clear, step-by-step instructions, and they offer 25 simple recipes for a variety of beer styles. This revised edition covers the latest techniques and equipment, as well as new varieties of hops and other ingredients.
Cellaring Wine is a complete sourcebook for developing a system to enjoy wine as it’s meant to be enjoyed — matured to excellence. The home wine cellar is far more than just a building project — in fact, in many cases very little building is necessary. Rather, the book presents a working system of selecting wines that will age well, laying them down properly, keeping track of what is in the cellar, and knowing when to drink the wines at their peak.
Magic Hat #9. Ithaca Brown Ale. Moose Drool. Samuel Adams Boston Ale. Try making clones of these and 196 more popular commercial beers! Revised, updated, and expanded, this second edition of CloneBrews contains 50 brand-new recipes, fully updated mashing guidelines, and a Food Pairing feature that recommends the best foods for every beer.
Praise for the First Edition
CloneBrews, by Tess and Mark Szamatulski, is a great gift for the home brewer. 150 well-crafted and tested recipes produce good approximations of world famous beers like Guinness and Samuel Adams.
CloneBrews is an intriguing collection for home brewers seeking to duplicate their favorite beers from around the corner and around the world.
— Yankee Brew News
Create delicious, elegant liqueurs for entertaining or gift-giving. Includes more than 100 easy cordial recipes to suit every occasion.
Cordials from Your Kitchen offers home-crafted versions of popular and traditional favorites, along with an astonishing array of originial recipes. This thorough guide also presents simple recipes for using cordials to make delicious dishes, desserts, and spirited fruites and suggests creative gift ideas for holidays and special occasions.
In this simple yet complete overview of homebrewing, Miller offers advice on cutting-edge techniques for the entire brewing process. Clear enough for the novice but thorough enough to earn a home in the libraries of brewmasters, this is the essential volume on brewing great-tasting beer at home.
From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine is covered in this classic guide. Fully illustrated instructions clearly show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build effective trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, age, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. This revised and updated second edition features all-new information on creating your own sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and dessert wines.
Here are 115 delectable wine recipes to guide you through everything from making your very first batch of kit wine to mastering advanced techniques for making wine from fresh grapes.
Create new and unusual homebrewed favorites with recipes guaranteed to work well with home equipment. Enjoy more than 240 beer and ale recipes contributed by brewing suppliers, homebrew clubs, and individual artisans across North America.
Ashton Lewis, Brew Your Own magazine's popular "Mr. Wizard," supplies practical, easy-to-follow answers to the questions that bubble up frequently in the course of homebrewing. Fix the problems, understand the chemistry, and achieve the flavor and balance you want in all your craft beers with this essential reference to the magic of brewing.
Learn how to greatly enhance the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness of your homebrew by growing your own hops, brewing herbs, and malt grains.
“The Homebrewer’s Garden is a natural marriage of two great hobbies, and who better to publish it than Storey, a company that specializes in gardening and homebrewing books.”
— Craig Bystrynski, Editor of Brew Your Own magazine
With this book in hand, you can set up a home winery and build all of the basic equipment for just a fraction of the cost of store-bought. Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for more than 30 winemaking essentials, including a crusher, a de-stemmer, presses, pumps, and a bottle filler. He even offers a range of options for cellar racking. Along the way, Hughes leads readers through the entire process of winemaking--how to use the equipment, how to set up a winery, the best ways to store and analyze wine, and the best ways to filter, bottle, cork, and label. Here is everything you need to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality, homemade wine.
There’s no end to the great-tasting wines you can make using ingredients (but not grapes!) from your farmer's market, supermarket, or even your own backyard.
Lutzen and Stevens are back with more than 260 of the latest and greatest homebrew innovations.
Clone the best 150 beers in North America without leaving your kitchen! Each recipe comes complete with partial-mash, all-extract, and all-grain instructions.
This timeless fermented beverage has inspired, influenced, and excited human beings for thousands of years. The secrets and mysteries of beer are revealed at last in this intriguing book of cultural history, poetry, song, little-known facts, and quirky quotes by beer drinkers from Nietzsche to Darwin.
This comprehensive guide includes everything homebrewers of all levels need to know to brew delicious, organic beer. Homebrew expert Amelia Slayton Loftus covers the whys and hows of organic brewing, things to consider when buying equipment, and everything you need to know about organic ingredients (including 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.
Everyone knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting, and food pairing. Beer lovers will discover the ingredients and brewing methods that make each brew unique and learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouthfeel of all the major beer styles. Recommendations for brews to try in more than 50 beer styles from around the world encourage you to expand your horizons. Uncap the secrets in every bottle of the world's greatest drink!
“Randy is a true beer evangelist . . . he is saving souls one pint at a time.” — SAM CALAGIONE, Owner of Dogfish Head Brewery
Whiskey lovers will devour this fresh and comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world's whiskeys, including Scotch and bourbon as well as Tennessee, Irish, Japanese, and Canadian whiskeys. You'll learn about the types of whiskey and the distilling traditions of the regions where they are made, how to serve and taste whiskeys to best appreciate and savor them, how to collect and age whiskey for great results, and much more. There are even recipes for cocktails and suggestions for food pairings. This is the guide no whiskey drinker will want to be without!
2014 Gold Medal Winner for Beer Books from the North American Guild of Beer Writers
Like good wine, certain beers can be aged under the right conditions to enhance and change their flavors in interesting and delicious ways. Good candidates for cellaring are either strong, sour, or smoked beers, such as barleywines, rauchbiers, and lambics. Patrick Dawson gives a list of easy-to-follow rules that lay the groundwork for identifying these cellar-worthy beers and then delves into the mysteries behind how and why they age as they do. Beer styles known for aging well are discussed and detailed profiles of commonly available beers that fall into these categories are included. A short travel guide for bars and restaurants that specialize in vintage beer gives readers a way to taste what this new craft beer frontier is all about.
Q: What could cause a bitter or tart taste in a cherry wine?
A: An overload of phenolics. Press the fruit more gently.
Q: What are the guidelines for aging and storing country fruit or vegetable wines?
A: Cellar for 3 months before opening. Consume within 3 to 4 years.
From the basic process to troubleshooting to creating exotic or sparkling sips, The Winemaker's Answer Book has everything the bewildered winemaker needs to know.