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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.And if you want to produce very strong drinks, including spirits, you need yeast that can continue fermenting even when the alcohol ... What happens to yeast when it has finished fermenting? ... beginning to be understood, with research published just in the last ten years explaining why yeast strains do this at different rates.

Author:Scott Meyer
Publisher:Running Press - 2013-05-28


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