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

Paperback | June 3, 2014

byAmelia Slayton Loftus

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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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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 t...

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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 pro...

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...
Format: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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Table of Contents

Introduction

 

Part 1 - The Allure and the Art of Homebrewing

 

1

Looking at Essential Equipment and Supplies

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

 

2

Finding Organic Brewing Ingredients

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

 

3

The Basics of Brewing Good Beer

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

 

4

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

 

5

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!)

 

6

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

 

7

Easier Recipes for Beginning Brewers

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

 

8

Advanced All-Grain Recipes

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

 

9

Creating Your Own Organic Beer Recipes

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

 

LIST OF BEER RECIPES

 

METRIC CONVERSION CHART

 

RESOURCES

 

INDEX

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."