Hooch : Simplified Brewing, Winemaking, and Infusing at Home

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For anyone who has considered brewing a batch of beer or mead at home, or making a custom barrel of wine with local fruit, this thorough guide will clear a path to the bottle. It demystifies the process: from planting hops and fruits to pruning, harvesting, fermenting, flavoring, and bottling one-of-a-kind drinks from your own backyard. It serves as a starting point not only for wines and beers, but also hard ciders, meads, and infusions, and even touches on at-home distilling Perfect for the city-dweller, urban gardener, or anyone with limited space and a desire to make custom concoctions, Hooch offers projects to suit any lifestyle. With recipes for brews made from grapes, hops, and herbs, DIY boozers will find everything they need to begin a brewing journey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 178 x 229 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Running Press Adult
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Two-colour art throughout
  • 076244603X
  • 9780762446032
  • 1,682,060

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Good Spirit News "Looking to create your own beer, wine and spirits at home? Look no further...[T]he directions by Mr. Meyer, make it all seem quite simple. The section on resources is highly recommended." Cleveland.com "It's hard not to at least pick up and peruse a book called "Hooch"...Brewers with an organic sense, adventurous palate and love of gardening might be interested." Bookpage "Whether it's a way to make cider from apples, mead from honey, or gin infused with rose hips, Meyer is still at it, at the still, distilling step-by-step knowledge into inebriating wisdom."
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About Scott Meyer

Scott Meyer is a former editor-in-chief of Organic Gardening magazine, and a frequent writer of all varieties of do-it-yourself. He is the author of The City Homesteader and he lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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33 ratings
3.21 out of 5 stars
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4 21% (7)
3 48% (16)
2 12% (4)
1 6% (2)
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