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

by Amelia Slayton Loftus

Storey Publishing, LLC | June 3, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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Amelia Slayton Loftus shares her expert knowledge in this comprehensive guide that includes everything homebrewers of all levels need to know to brew delicious, organic beer. She covers the whys and hows of organic brewing, things to consider when buying equipment, and everything you need to know about organic ingredients (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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 0.94 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1612121233

ISBN - 13: 9781612121239

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

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

by Amelia Slayton Loftus

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 0.94 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1612121233

ISBN - 13: 9781612121239

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1 - The Allure and the Art of Homebrewing 1Looking at Essential Equipment and Supplies Figuring out the gear you need and where to get it, plus health, safety, and environmental consideration2Finding Organic Brewing Ingredients Understanding the primary ingredients of beer - barley malt, yeast, and hops - and finding organic sources3The Basics of Brewing Good Beer Covering the fundamentals of homebrewing, with an easy 12-step summary for making a batch of ale4Kicking 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 brewPart 2 - Sustainable Brewing in the Kitchen and Garden 5The 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!)6The Homebrewer's Garden Composting, growing mushrooms on spent grain, brewing with fruit and vegetable crops, growing and malting your own barley and other grainsPart 3 - Brewing Organic Beer 7Easier Recipes for Beginning Brewers A collection of homebrew recipes in many different styles for novice brewers, with all-grain conversions8Advanced All-Grain Recipes The most comprehensive collection of organic beer recipes ever compiled in one place!9Creating Your Own Organic Beer Recipes A guide to adapting conventional recipes for use with available organic ingredients.LIST OF BEER RECI
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Amelia Slayton Loftus shares her expert knowledge in this comprehensive guide that includes everything homebrewers of all levels need to know to brew delicious, organic beer. She covers the whys and hows of organic brewing, things to consider when buying equipment, and everything you need to know about organic ingredients (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.

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Brew It Green!

Whether you know your way around a mash tun or you're a first-timer intrigued by the prospect of brewing great beer that's also organic, you can make homebrewing part of your eco-friendly lifestyle. From sanitizing your equipment to sourcing organic ingredients, this comprehensive primer guides you through the entire process.

- Choose efficient, environmentally sound equipment

- Recycle your wort-chilling water for cleaning or irrigation

- Brew more than 30 all-grain organic beers from scratch

- Put spent grain to good use in baked goods or a compost pile

- Create original beer recipes using organic ingredients

- Grow your own organic ingredients

- Reduce waste in your homebrewing

About the Author

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 (www.breworganic.com) and was intimately involved with the day-to-day business until 2011. She now concentrates on writing and homesteading full-time. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.