The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Grow, Prepare & Use Your Own Hops, Malts & Brewing Herbs
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.
From the Back Cover Put the Home in Homebrew Turn the bounty from your garden into delicious homebrewed beer! Grow hops, herbs, and even grains in your own backyard for the freshest ingredients possible, and make your beer uniquely flavorful. Brewing experts Joe and Dennis Fisher guide you through building a hop trellis, planting and caring for herbs, fighting diseases and pests, malting grain, and growing the best varieties for your region. Includes more than 25 enticing beer recipes featuring homegrown ingredients, a full-color photo gallery of more than 40 herbs for brewing, innovative and inspiring design ideas for creative hop trellises, and profiles of businesses and microbrewers with insight into the local craft beer movement.