The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back to Basics Growing)

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The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back to Basics Growing) Used Book in Good Condition Beer is one of the most complex alcoholic drinks with some beers having more than thirty ingredients and most of them requiring the proper mixture and

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back to Basics Growing)

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back to Basics Growing)

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Beer is one of the most complex alcoholic drinks with some beers having more than thirty ingredients and most of them requiring the proper mixture and amounts of the right hops, malts, and herbs to taste just right. For anyone considering creating their own beer, one of the most fun and effective ways of acquiring all of these ingredients is to grow your own hops, malts and herbs and experiment in mixing them together. But, with more than fifty kinds of hops alone and hundreds of brewing herbs at your disposal, knowing what you should grow and how to grow it can be quite hard.

This book will guide any prospective brew master through the process of growing their own brewing ingredients from inception to harvesting. You will learn all

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E. B. Pondelik says:
40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good book, but flawed, November 4, 2011
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E. B. Pondelik (DC) –
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This review is from: The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics) (Back to Basics Growing) (Paperback)
I picked this book up as a companion to Fisher and Fisher’s The Homebrewers Garden. I am always on the lookout for any book that talks about home malting. There are very few out there. This book expands on home malting and hop growing in a meaningful way. The practical chapter on yeast ranching is clear and well explained. Unfortunately, this book is flawed. It is filled with an annoying amount of typos. The chapter on brewing herbs is mislabeled, chocolate malt is listed as 20 Lovibond, and plant is misspelled several times among other issues. There are several factual errors about the brewing process.

The chapters on malt, hops, and reasoning behind growing your own are great. The chapters on herbs, recipes, and brewing process are lacking. The chapter on herbs is basically a spreadsheet with all the facts, except how the herb affects taste. There are few recipes using the herbs listed in the book. The chapters on basic brewing and equipment seem unneeded. Growing your own ingredients is an advanced topic for homebrewers and they probably know how to brew if they pick up this book.

Overall, the book is good for malting and hops. The current list of suppliers of seeds, herbs, and other things mentioned in the book is very useful. The idea for a community beer garden is fantastic. The editing is distracting. The brewing chapters and herb chapter feel like padding. I would recommend this book for malting, hops, and an introduction to yeast ranching. If you are looking for a book on brewing herbs, then you should look elsewhere.

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parisminke says:
5.0 out of 5 stars
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gave it as a gift and it was well received
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Anonymous says:
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
Title was misleading………………., January 8, 2013
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Growing HOPS lead me to believe that the book was mainly about the growing of hops. Instead, it was more about the beer brewing process and how hops, malts, etc. played a role in this. Needless to say, my husband and I found it less than informative regarding growing the different varieties of hops…………………
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