Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer by Amelia Slayton LoftusSustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer by Amelia Slayton Loftus

Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer

byAmelia Slayton Loftus

Paperback | June 3, 2014

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Brew delicious organic beer at home. In this comprehensive guide, Amelia Slayton Loftus covers everything you need to know to brew at home with organic ingredients, stressing practices that minimize waste and use sustainable resources. Along with 30 irresistible recipes, Loftus provides expert tips on buying equipment, harnessing solar energy, recycling water, using spent grain, and growing your own organic barley, hops, and herbs. You’ll enjoy brewing homemade beer that not only tastes great, but is good for the environment. 

Amelia Slayton brewed her first batch of organic beer in 1995 and has won many local and national homebrewing awards. In 1997, she cofounded Seven Bridges Cooperative, the country’s only cooperatively owned, certified organic homebrew supply store ( and was intimately involved with the day-to-day business until 2011...
Title:Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great BeerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 0.94 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1612121233

ISBN - 13:9781612121239

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Green for conscious brewers This book is pretty neat, it give you green alternatives for everything home brew related. I picked up this book because it has recipes for beginners to expert brewers, idea's for using spent grain, and advice on growing hops.
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Table of Contents



Part 1 - The Allure and the Art of Homebrewing



Looking at Essential Equipment and Supplies

Figuring out the gear you need and where to get it, plus health, safety, and environmental consideration



Finding Organic Brewing Ingredients

Understanding the primary ingredients of beer - barley malt, yeast, and hops - and finding organic sources



The Basics of Brewing Good Beer

Covering the fundamentals of homebrewing, with an easy 12-step summary for making a batch of ale



Kicking It Up: Brewing From Scratch

A holistic approach to making all-grain beer, with detailed explanations of mashing and sparging, plus tried-and-true methods for improving your brew


Part 2 - Sustainable Brewing in the Kitchen and Garden



The Homebrewer's Kitchen

Achieving zero waste in your homebrew process by using spent grain, hops, and yeast; baking with spent grain; what to do with a batch that goes bad (make vinegar!)



The Homebrewer's Garden

Composting, growing mushrooms on spent grain, brewing with fruit and vegetable crops, growing and malting your own barley and other grains


Part 3 - Brewing Organic Beer



Easier Recipes for Beginning Brewers

A collection of homebrew recipes in many different styles for novice brewers, with all-grain conversions



Advanced All-Grain Recipes

The most comprehensive collection of organic beer recipes ever compiled in one place!



Creating Your Own Organic Beer Recipes

A guide to adapting conventional recipes for use with available organic ingredients.









Editorial Reviews

"It was only a matter of time before the trends of homebrewing and sustainability came together, making it possible to make your own beer with as little impact as possible - and since Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer there's never been a better resource for trying it yourself. . By the time you're done reading it, you'll be ready to brew without waste, and improve your brewing skills while you're at it."