True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Kefir, and Kombucha at HomeHardback
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- Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
- Format: Hardback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 186mm x 232mm x 20mm | 680g
- Publication date: 31 May 2013
- Publication City/Country: Berkeley CA
- ISBN 10: 1607743388
- ISBN 13: 9781607743385
- Illustrations note: 30 Colour Photos
- Sales rank: 17,355
This accessible home-brew guide for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fermented drinks offers a wide range of simple yet enticing recipes for root beer, green tea kombucha, pear cider, gluten-free pale ale, blueberry-lavender mead, gin sake, plum wine, and more!
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EMMA CHRISTENSEN is a food writer, beer reviewer, and homebrewer; currently her writing appears daily on Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn. In addition, Christensen writes a twice-monthly syndicated column for Tribune Media Services on weeknight meal solutions for harried home cooks. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"I dare you to get through the first chapter of "True Brews" without running to your kitchen to try a recipe. Emma Christensen demystifies the process of homebrewing with her clear, empowering, and enticing recipes, showing us the full brewing potential of even the smallest and most basic kitchens. Even more, her enthusiasm is entirely infectious--get this book into enough hands, and I predict a homebrewed revolution." --Alana Chernila, author of "The Homemade Pantry " "Fermented beverages come in many varied forms, and "True Brews" explores a vast array of them. I applaud Emma Christensen for this user-friendly compendium of ancient wisdom, modern methods, and inventive flavor combinations. Invite microbes into your life via some of these lively brews. Become part of the fermentation revival!" --Sandor Ellix Katz, author of "The Art of Fermentation "and "Wild Fermentation " "I'll confess: I was skeptical about brewing at home before picking up Emma Christensen's" True Brews." My skepticism was immediately quashed by this book, which like a shaken-up bottle of homebrewed soda, positively explodes with accessible techniques, enticing recipes, and best of all a clear, enthusiastic voice that guides you through the process. Thanks to this book, I can't wait to start brewing and drinking my own beer, wine, and soda at home." --Adam Roberts, author of "The Amateur Gourmet" and "Secrets of the Best Chefs" "Are you fed up with the homogenized commodity bev-erages that often dominate the shelves of your local retailers, devoid of flavor, texture, and personality, but bountiful in marketing campaign dollars? Then do yourself a favor and learn to make your own! Use quality ingredients to create flavors that you want to drink--with True Brews as your guide, it's not so hard to do. Cheers!" --Greg Koch, CEO and cofounder of Stone Brewing Co. "Small-batch beverage-making encapsulated in a neat, easy-to-follow book. With 1-gallon introductory recipes and procedures making this all the more interesting (and fun), there are beverages for all tastes, ages, and circumstances. Health and refreshment be with you." --Charlie Papazian, author of "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing"
Table of contents
Introduction Brewer’s Pantry Brewer’s Toolbox Brewer’s Handbook Chapter 1 Soda Pop Expert Interview: Jesse Friedman, SodaCraft Master Soda Recipe Ginger Ale Strawberry Soda Orange Cream Soda Watermelon-Mint Soda Cherry-Lime Soda Grape Soda Grapefruit Soda Root Beer Chapter 2 Kombucha Expert Interview: Eric Childs, Kombucha Brooklyn Master Kombucha Recipe Peach Iced Tea Kombucha Hibiscus Kombucha Blackberry-Sage Kombucha Honey–Green Tea Kombucha White Tea–Pomegranate Kombucha Chapter 3 Kefir Expert Interview: Nancy Van Brasch Hamren, Nancy’s Yogurt Master Milk Kefir Recipe Master Water Kefir Recipe Cherry, Pistachio, and Cardamom Kefir Smoothie Banana-Berry Kefir Smoothie Mango Lassi Kefir Smoothie Ginger-Pear Kefir Coconut Water Kefir Sparkling Raspberry Kefir Wine Chapter 4 Hard Cider Expert Interview: Jeffrey House, Ace Cider Master Hard Cider Recipe Dry Apple Cider Sweet Spiced Mulled Cider Pear Cider Hard Lemonade Jamaican Ginger Beer Pineapple–Brown Sugar Cider Chapter 5 Beer Expert Interview: Dann Paquette, Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project Master Beer Recipe Amber Ale IPA Apricot Wheat Ale Saison Farmhouse Ale Gluten-Free Pale Ale Mocha Stout Chapter 6 Mead Expert Interview: Oron Benary, Brothers Drake Meadery Master Mead Recipe Dry Mead Chai-Spiced Mead Renaissance Fair Sweet Mead Vanilla-Peach Mead Cranberry Mead Blueberry-Lavender Mead Chapter 7 Sake Expert Interview: Greg Lorenz, SakéOne Master Sake Recipe #1 (Easy) Master Sake Recipe #2 (Advanced) Cloudy Cherry Sake Jasmine Green Tea Sake Meyer Lemon–Thyme Sake Gin-Infused Sake Chapter 8 Fruit Wine Expert Interview: Glenn Foster, Talon Wine Brands Master Wine Recipe Plum Wine Strawberry Wine Blackberry Wine Raspberry-Rhubarb Wine Blueberry-Pomegranate Wine Summer Melon Wine Sparkling Sour Cherry Wine Resources Measurement Conversions Acknowledgments About the Author Index