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The Joy of Brewing Cider, Mead, and Herbal Wine in Hardcover – $11.49, near e-book price + free prime ship

The Joy of Brewing Cider, Mead, and Herbal Wine: How to Craft Seasonal Fast-Brew Favorites at Home

The Joy of Brewing Cider, Mead, and Herbal Wine: How to Craft Seasonal Fast-Brew Favorites at Home

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You’re ready to try your hand at home brewing, but you want to try something unique—and you also have no idea where to start. This is the book for you. Broken into three sections—mead, cider, and herbal wine—you’ll learn what basic equipment you’ll need, what ingredients to have on hand, and author Nancy Koziol will walk you through each step of the process. Along the way, you’ll pick up some fun facts about ethical consumption, sustainable farming, and the science behind fermenting.

Whether you want to try a simple honey mead, a crisp apple or pear cider, or a wild wine with herbs foraged from your backyard, in these pages you’ll find the inspiration and instruction you need to follow through to the finished product. Many of these drinks are brewed in a matter of weeks rather than months, so you don’t even have to be particularly patient! Once you get the hang of the basics, try experimenting with the suggested seasonal additions, or whatever fruit, herb, or spice is ready for harvest (or on sale at the local market). Add some ginger to your cider, some blackberries to your wine, or some pumpkin to your mead for brews that are truly your own.

With a unique focus on local, seasonal produce and sustainable farming practices, this will appeal to seasoned brewers who are looking for something new as well as eco-conscious millennials ready to impress their friends on Instagram. Fascinating tidbits of trivia, information on health benefits, and a dash of humor make this book as entertaining as it is useful.

 

5/22/19 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $11.49 in hardcover.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderFor some pricing clarity, that’s just a little bit more than the current e-book Kindle price of $10.99… Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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The Homebrewer’s Garden, 2nd Edition by Joe & Dennis Fisher – $10.79, near best price + Rhizome Roundup

The Homebrewer's Garden, 2nd Edition: How to Grow, Prepare & Use Your Own Hops, Malts & Brewing Herbs

The Homebrewer’s Garden: How to Grow, Prepare & Use Your Own Hops, Malts & Brewing Herbs.  Second Edition.

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If you have a backyard, or even a sunny porch or balcony, you can grow your own hops, brewing herbs, and malt grains to enhance the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness of your home-brewed beer — and ensure that you have the freshest, purest, best ingredients possible. Simple instructions from experts Joe and Dennis Fisher guide you through every step of the process, from setting up your first hop trellis to planting and caring for your herbs, harvesting and drying them, malting grain, and brewing more than 25 recipes specifically designed for homegrown ingredients. This fully updated second edition includes a new section featuring color photography of the plants, expanded information on growing hops in small spaces, innovative trellising ideas, an expanded section on malting, new profiles of prominent grower/brewers, and up-to-date information on grain-growing best practices.

 

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Conversations with Brewers: Five Interviews with Home Brewers Turned Pro [Kindle Edition] – $3.99

Conversations with Brewers: Five Interviews with Home Brewers Turned Pro (Trellis to Table: Conversations Book 1) Kindle Edition

Conversations with Brewers: Five Interviews with Home Brewers Turned Pro (Trellis to Table: Conversations Book 1)

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Casual interviews with professional brewers who got their start brewing at home – stories of business success, personal journeys, and lessons for those who would follow in their footsteps.

 

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Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation – FREE with new or renewed AHA Membership

If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association, I think you should consider joining – Here’s Why

For a limited time, when you join or renew your membership in the AHA… they will throw in a free copy of Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation by Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff

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Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. Sections on how to set up a yeast lab, the basics of fermentation science and how it affects your beer, plus step by step procedures, equipment lists and a guide to troubleshooting are included.

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The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance, Kindle Edition – $5.99

The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance Kindle Edition

The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance Kindle Edition by Greg Koch,‎ Steve Wagner and‎ Randy Clemens

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Since its inception in 1996, Stone Brewing Co. has been the fastest growing brewery in the country—Beer lovers gravitate to its unique line-up which includes favorites such as Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. This insider’s guide focuses on the history of Stone Brewing Co., and shares homebrew recipes for many of its celebrated beers including Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, Stone Smoked Porter, and Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. In addition, it features recipes from the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens like Garlic, Cheddar, and Stone Ruination IPA Soup, BBQ Duck Tacos, and the legendary Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings. With its behind-the-scenes look at one of the leaders of the craft beer scene, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. will captivate and inspire legions of fans nationwide.

 

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Simple Homebrewing: Great Beer, Less Work, More Fun by Conn & Beechum – $13.36, best price + pre-order price guarantee

Simple Homebrewing: Great Beer, Less Work, More Fun

Simple Homebrewing: Great Beer, Less Work, More Fun by Denny Conn and Drew Beechum


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Learn to brew the best possible beer with less work and the most fun! Simple Homebrewing reduces the complicated steps for making beer and returns brewing to the fundamentals. Explore easy techniques for directing water, malted barley, hops, and yeast (along with a few odd co-stars) become beer. Pick up tips and tricks for a range of brewing challenges like making water adjustments, working with adjunct ingredients, or making wild beers. Denny Conn and Drew Beechum will guide you from brewing extract to all-grain batches, discuss recipe design, small-batch brewing, and even share ideas on how to make technology work for you. Simple Homebrewing helps you develop a simple, thoughtful brewing process and makes homebrewing more accessible and enjoyable. Even experienced homebrewers can learn something from these two homebrew-famous brewers. Simple Homebrewing features fun and expert advice for brewers of all levels.


5/9/19 1 AM Central: This has dropped to $13.36. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. This is a pre-order title that is protected by Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee.  Order now and if the Amazon price decreases between now and the end of the day on the release date you’ll receive the lowest price.  Check the “Special Offers and product promotions” section on the product page for current availability and full details.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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Tasting Beer Beer Quick Reference Guide, Kindle Edition – 99 cents

Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide Kindle Edition

Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide Kindle Edition by Jeff Alworth


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Here’s a fun guide to discover the nuances of artisan beers from lagers and ales to porters and stouts. Tasting profiles from the booklet get the ball rolling—they break down beer into style categories and include information on each variety’s background, flavors, aromas, and unique character.


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Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide Kindle Edition


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Mashmaker: A Citizen-brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home – $16.72, best price + free prime ship

Mashmaker: A Citizen-brewer's Guide to Making Great Beer at Home

Mashmaker: A Citizen-brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home by Michael Dawso

Michael Dawson is an awesome guy and a former contributor to HBF (in our early days, when he still worked for NB).

5/7/19 12 AM Central: This has dropped to $16.72. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-Created – $11.52 + free prime ship

Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created by Patrick E. McGovern (Author), Sam Calagione (Foreword)


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One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food
A Forbes Best Booze Book of the Year

Interweaving archaeology and science, Patrick E. McGovern tells the enthralling story of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages and the cultures that created them. Humans invented heady concoctions, experimenting with fruits, honey, cereals, tree resins, botanicals, and more. These “liquid time capsules” carried social, medicinal, and religious significance with far-reaching consequences for our species. McGovern describes nine extreme fermented beverages of our ancestors, including the Midas Touch from Turkey and the 9000-year-old Chateau Jiahu from Neolithic China, the earliest chemically identified alcoholic drink yet discovered. For the adventuresome, homebrew interpretations of the ancient drinks are provided, with matching meal recipes.


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Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created


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Troubleshooting Methodology for Homebrew [Kindle Edition] – 99 cents

Troubleshooting Methodology for Homebrew Kindle Edition


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Troubleshooting Methodology for Homebrew is a short eBook intended for the novice to intermediate brewer or anyone interested in learning the basics of evaluating a beer. This book will help define many common beer flavors and aromas and their descriptions, both the good and the bad. Hopefully you find this helpful.


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