The Homebrewer s Garden

Author: Dennis Fisher
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427511
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Grow a beer garden! Enhance the flavor, aroma, and personality of your homebrew by cultivating your own hops, herbs, and malt grains. With expert advice on choosing and maintaining the best plants for your needs, Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher show you how to turn a small patch of backyard, or even a few window boxes, into a renewable brewing supply store. Discover the satisfaction that comes from brewing tasty beers using fresh homegrown ingredients.

The Hop Grower s Handbook

Author: Laura Ten Eyck
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585567
Format: PDF, ePub
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With information on siting, planting, tending, harvesting, processing, and brewing It’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops. The runaway craft beer market’s convergence with the ever-expanding local foods movement is helping to spur a local-hops renaissance. The demand from craft brewers for local ingredients to make beer—such as hops and barley—is robust and growing. That’s good news for farmers looking to diversify, but the catch is that hops have not been grown commercially in the eastern United States for nearly a century. Today, farmers from Maine to North Carolina are working hard to respond to the craft brewers’ desperate call for locally grown hops. But questions arise: How best to create hop yards—virtual forests of 18-foot poles that can be expensive to build? How to select hop varieties, and plant and tend the bines, which often take up to three years to reach full production? How to best pick, process, and price them for market? And, how best to manage the fungal diseases and insects that wiped out the eastern hop industry 100 years ago, and which are thriving in the hotter and more humid states thanks to climate change? Answers to these questions can be found in The Hop Grower’s Handbook—the only book on the market about raising hops sustainably, on a small scale, for the commercial craft beer market in the Northeast. Written by hop farmers and craft brewery owners Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring, The Hop Grower’s Handbook is a beautifully photographed and illustrated book that weaves the story of their Helderberg Hop Farm with the colorful history of New York and New England hop farming, relays horticultural information about the unusual hop plant and the mysterious resins it produces that give beer a distinctively bitter flavor, and includes an overview of the numerous native, heirloom, and modern varieties of hops and their purposes. The authors also provide an easy-to-understand explanation of the beer-brewing process—critical for hop growers to understand in order be able to provide the high-quality product brewers want to buy—along with recipes from a few of their favorite home and micro-brewers. The book also provides readers with detailed information on: • Selecting, preparing, and designing a hop yard site, including irrigation; • Tending to the hops, with details on best practices to manage weeds, insects, and diseases; and, • Harvesting, drying, analyzing, processing, and pricing hops for market. The overwhelming majority of books and resources devoted to hop production currently available are geared toward the Pacific Northwest’s large-scale commercial growers, who use synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and fertilizers and deal with regionally specific climate, soils, weeds, and insect populations. Ten Eyck and Gehring, however, focus on farming hops sustainably. While they relay their experience about growing in a new Northeastern climate subject to the higher temperatures and volatile cycles of drought and deluge brought about by global warming, this book will be an essential resource for home-scale and small-scale commercial hops growers in all regions.

Gardening for the Homebrewer

Author: Wendy Tweten
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Turn your gardening time into happy hour with this guide to grow-your-own ingredients for drinks! Whether you're a homebrewer, wine-maker, or cocktail enthusiast, it's fun to make something that everyone in your life can gather around and enjoy. The joys and rewards of your garden can be extended to your table very easily. There's a certain satisfaction in cooking with your first carrot, grabbing a fresh handful of cilantro from a balcony container garden, or making sauce with your first homegrown tomatoes. But while there are many books on growing food, there hasn't been a guide for growing those precious fruits, vegetables and herbs, that you and yours can use in another way: to craft delicious drinks. Gardening for the Homebrewer shows you the exciting world of gardens and plants that can be used for fermentation and for cocktails. Learn how to tell if your yard is the perfect pasture for malts and hops or whether it's better suited to a fragrant collection of herbs and fruits. Have just a balcony or a windowsill? No problem! A variety of garden plans and plant recommendations will suit gardeners of all types - even ones with limited space.

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting

Author: Dale Mayer
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383452
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The idea of companion planting has gained popularity in the gardening community as a viable take on how gardeners should grow and cultivate their plants. Pairing certain plants together and making sure others are separated can create beneficial relationships for all your plants. Whether you are planting tomatoes and onions or carrots and corn, properly pairing plants can have a major impact on your harvest and the quality of your vegetables. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful shows you everything you need to know to effectively pair your crops to ensure you get the most out of every seed. You will learn the basics of crop rotation and how the Iroquois first used companion planting to improve their harvests. You will learn how to work with natural conditions in your garden and which pairings will give you the best produce and the most vibrant flowers. You will learn about how to prepare your garden and how to create an easy-to-follow gardening schedule. This book teaches you the best — and worst — companions for annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, and vines. We’ve interviewed several gardeners who use companion planting and have seen the difference it makes compared to standard gardening practices. This book offers you top tips and methods for this style of gardening, as well as information about which plants bring beneficial insects and which ones keep pests away. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting will give you everything you need to know to plot out and plant your perfect garden.

Hop Production

Author: V. Rybacek
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444598456
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book deals in detail with all aspects of hop growing, hop cone handling, drying, storage and processing into hop products and preparations, and with their utilization in the brewing industry. Particular attention is given to theoretical and practical hop production problems from the perspective of biology, chemistry, and economics, the ultimate objective of the book being high-quality hop raw materials for the brewing industries. The book is intended for hop growers, traders, brewing specialists, agricultural colleges, hop research and brewing industry institutes.

Hop Variety Handbook

Author: Dan Woodske
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781475265057
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Why do hops give off the flavor and aroma that they do? "Because" is not the answer. They vary in Alpha Acids, Beta Acids, Myrcene and a host of other oils and acids. Where they are grown even matters. This book covers over 110 individual hops and breaks them down piece-by-piece so you can properly craft your next homebrew. It also gives you information on what to expect regarding flavor and aroma. The Author owns a brewpub and was constantly getting asked about the hops in his beer and how he got it to taste like that. After months of leafing through sales brochures, researching hop farmers, and experimenting himself, he puts all of that "hopped up" knowledge into one source - in an easy to access manner specifically for the homebrewer in all of us.

Beer Makes Everything Better

Author: John Lemmon
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510708839
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everyone loves happy hour, especially after a long week at the office. If you could get happy hour food and drink specials at home, without the noise pollution and crowds of your local bar, wouldn’t that be great? Well, nothing’s stopping you. With Beer Makes Everything Better, you’ll learn how to transport, re-create, and improve upon the happy hour experience from the comfort of your own home. In this book, brewer and hop grower John Lemmon provides recipes and instructions for: your favorite bar grub mind-blowing beer cocktails challenging beer layering delicious beer shots and more! In addition to discovering what you can do with beer (other than drinking it, of course), you will learn the history of beer, how each ingredient affects the flavors of beer, surprising health benefits of beer, ten simple ways to start brewing your own beer, and even how to create the perfect happy hour setting in your home. You’ll also receive tips on how to pair beer with your most beloved non-brew foods. This book creates a bridge between the two things you love to do: eat and drink. Happy hour has never been so much fun! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Hops

Author: R. A. Neve
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401131066
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It is 25 years since Dr Burgess wrote his invaluable book on hops and in the intervening period there have been very many advances in hop research and hop production techniques. When invited to produce a replacement for that book, therefore, the problem was not finding enough new material but deciding on what to include. People interested in reading about the hop are likely to fall into very diverse categories. Hop growers will be looking for practical advice on production methods while research workers with specialist knowledge in one field may want detailed information about research in other disciplines. In addition, there are many people for whom hops are of much more general interest and for them a source of basic information about the crop will be required. The aim has not been to produce a detailed growers' handbook, since techniques vary considerably from district to district and I believe that it is better to obtain advice from neighbouring growers or from specialist advisers than from any book. What I have attempted is to outline the basic principles upon which production methods should be based. At the same time, I have tried to include material that will be of general interest both to those who work with hops and to those to whom they might otherwise remain a complete mystery. In doing this my own personal interests have inevitably played an important part.