True Brews

True Brews : How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home

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This accessible home-brew guide for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fermented drinks, from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn's Emma Christensen, offers a wide range of simple yet enticing recipes for Root Beer, Honey Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Sorghum Ale, Blueberry-Lavender Mead, Gin Sake, Plum Wine, and more. You can make naturally fermented sodas, tend batches of kombucha, and brew your own beer in the smallest apartment kitchen with little more equipment than a soup pot, a plastic bucket, and a long-handled spoon. All you need is the know-how. That's where Emma Christensen comes in, distilling a wide variety of projects--from mead to kefir to sake--to their simplest forms, making the process fun and accessible for homebrewers. All fifty-plus recipes in True Brews stem from the same basic techniques and core equipment, so it's easy for you to experiment with your favorite flavors and add-ins once you grasp the fundamentals. Covering a tantalizing range of recipes, including Coconut Water Kefir, Root Beer, Honey-Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Pale Ale, Chai-Spiced Mead, Cloudy Cherry Sake, and Plum Wine, these fresh beverages make impressive homemade offerings for hostess gifts, happy hours, and thirsty friends more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 20mm | 679.99g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 30 Colour Photos
  • 1607743388
  • 9781607743385
  • 23,438

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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 beverages 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""show more

About Emma Christensen

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 more

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 Indexshow more

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