Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing: Easy Homemade Wines, Beers, Meads and Ciders
Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing: Easy Homemade Wines, Beers, Meads and Ciders

Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing: Easy Homemade Wines, Beers, Meads and Ciders

by Amber Shehan

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Home Brewing Just Got Easier and More Exciting with 1-Gallon Recipes

Amber Shehan makes home brewing a breeze for beginners and experts alike with smaller 1-gallon (3.8-L) recipes that reduce the time, money and energy needed to create delicious brews all year long. Enjoy the nuanced flavors of homebrews like tart Orange-Hibiscus Cider, palate-cleansing Peppermint Wine or soothing Vanilla Bean and Chamomile Mead.

As an herbalist, Amber showcases her knowledge of culinary and medicinal herbs, wildflowers and plants in this incredible collection of deliciously infused brews that are both intoxicating and tonic. Rosemary and Clementine Mead is the perfect refresher for a warm summer evening and Spiced Pomegranate Wine will warm you right up on the coldest of winter days. With inventive, potent recipes and all the brewing know-how you need to get started or build your skills, Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing is your go-to guide for creating memorable brews beloved by all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624147821
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,055,120
File size: 160 MB
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About the Author

AMBER SHEHAN is an herbalist and the creator of Pixie’s Pocket. She lives in the Appalachian Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and daughter, a dog, a cat and a few chickens. Their yard, full of herbs, weeds and wildflowers, gets turned into medicines, meads and other wonderfully weird brews.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Brewing Basics 11

Why One-Gallon Batches? 12

Suggested Equipment For Beginners 12

Yeast And Other Ingredients 16

The Basic Brewing Process 18

The Gift of the Bees 20

Heavenly Honey Mead

It's All About The Honey 21

Master Recipe: Basic Mead 23

Lovely Lemon Balm Mead 27

Wildflower Mead 28

Blueberry Muffin Mead 31

Rosemary And Clementine Mead 32

Golden Mead 35

Rose Petal And Hibiscus Mead 36

Vanilla Bean And Chamomile Mead 39

Lemon And Ginger Mead 40

Black Cherry Mead 43

Honeymoon Mead 44

Cyser (Apple Mead) 47

Pyment (Grape Mead) 48

Vintage Varietals 50

Fruit And Country Wines

Let's Define "Wine" 51

Master Recipe: Fruit Wine 53

Spiced Pomegranate Wine 57

Pineapple Wine 58

Honeysuckle Wine 61

Peppermint Wine 62

Elderberry And Rose Hip Wine 65

Strawberry And Linden Flower Wine 66

Grapefruit Wine 69

Scarborough Fair Wine 70

Earl Grey Tea Wine 73

Fruitcake Wine 74

Raspberry-Pear Wine 77

Chocolate-Cherry Wine 78

Johnny-Jump-Up 80

Ciders Sweet And Dry

An Apple A Day 81

Master Recipe: Basic Cider 83

Perry (Pear Cider) 87

Orange-Hibiscus Cider 88

Dark Ginger Cider 91

Maple Syrup Cider 92

Chai-Spiced Cider 95

Summer Berry Cider 96

Dry-Hopped Cider 99

Flower Garden Cider 100

Rose Cider 103

Malted Cider 104

Grains and Gruits and Hops, Oh My! 106

To Hop, Or Not To Hop? 107

Master Recipe: American Pilsner 109

Gruit Ale 113

Cherry Red Ale 114

Thyme And Honey Saison 117

Root Beer Brown Ale 118

Lemon Pepper IPA 121

Basil Tripel 122

Apricot American Wheat Beer 125

Blueberry Porter 126

Elderflower Pale Ale 129

Deep Roots Chocolate Stout 130

Mugwort Beer 133

Braggot 134

Beyond the Brews 137

Cocktails 139

Mead Spritzer 139

Mulled Mead, Wine And Cider 140

Mulled Red Wine Or Cider 140

Mulled Mead Or White Wine 140

Simple Syrups 143

Basic Simple Syrup 143

Ginger-Honey Syrup 144

Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Syrup 147

Cooking With Homebrews 148

Spent-Grain Flour 148

Herbed Spent-Grain Crackers 151

Spent-Grain Granola 152

Spent-Grain Beer Bread 155

Marinades And Sauces 156

Vinaigrettes 159

Boozy Jellies 160

Cider-Poached Pears 163

Fruit-Scrap Vinegar 164

Acknowledgments 167

About The Author 169

Index 170

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