True Brews

Hardcover $23.00

May 14, 2013 | 192 Pages

Ebook $12.99

May 14, 2013 | 192 Pages

  • Hardcover $23.00

    May 14, 2013 | 192 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    May 14, 2013 | 192 Pages


“I dare you to get through the first chapter of True Brews without running to your kitchen to try a recipe. Emma Christensen demystifies the process of homebrewing with her clear, empowering, and enticing recipes, showing us the full brewing potential of even the smallest and most basic kitchens. Even more, her enthusiasm is entirely infectious—get this book into enough hands, and I predict a homebrewed revolution.”
—Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry
“Fermented beverages come in many varied forms, and True Brews explores a vast array of them. I applaud Emma Christensen for this user-friendly compendium of ancient wisdom, modern methods, and inventive flavor combinations. Invite microbes into your life via some of these lively brews. Become part of the fermentation revival!”
—Sandor Ellix Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation
“I’ll confess: I was skeptical about brewing at home before picking up Emma Christensen’s True Brews. My skepticism was immediately quashed by this book, which like a shaken-up bottle of homebrewed soda, positively explodes with accessible techniques, enticing recipes, and best of all a clear, enthusiastic voice that guides you through the process. Thanks to this book, I can’t wait to start brewing and drinking my own beer, wine, and soda at home.”
—Adam Roberts, author of The Amateur Gourmet and Secrets of the Best Chefs
“Are you fed up with the homogenized commodity bev­erages that often dominate the shelves of your local retailers, devoid of flavor, texture, and personality, but bountiful in marketing campaign dollars? Then do yourself a favor and learn to make your own! Use quality ingredients to create flavors that you want to drink—with True Brews as your guide, it’s not so hard to do. Cheers!” 
—Greg Koch, CEO and cofounder of Stone Brewing Co. 

“Small-batch beverage-making encapsulated in a neat, easy-to-follow book. With 1-gallon introductory recipes and procedures making this all the more interesting (and fun), there are beverages for all tastes, ages, and circumstances. Health and refreshment be with you.”
—Charlie Papazian, author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

Table Of Contents

Brewer’s Pantry 
Brewer’s Toolbox 
Brewer’s Handbook
Chapter 1 
Soda Pop  
Expert Interview: 
Jesse Friedman, SodaCraft 
Master Soda Recipe 
Ginger Ale 
Strawberry Soda 
Orange Cream Soda 
Watermelon-Mint Soda 
Cherry-Lime Soda 
Grape Soda 
Grapefruit Soda 
Root Beer
Chapter 2 
Expert Interview: 
Eric Childs, Kombucha Brooklyn  
Master Kombucha Recipe  
Peach Iced Tea Kombucha  
Hibiscus Kombucha 
Blackberry-Sage Kombucha 
Honey–Green Tea Kombucha  
White Tea–Pomegranate Kombucha
Chapter 3
Expert Interview: 
Nancy Van Brasch Hamren, 
Nancy’s Yogurt 
Master Milk Kefir Recipe 
Master Water Kefir Recipe 
Cherry, Pistachio, and Cardamom Kefir Smoothie 
Banana-Berry Kefir Smoothie 
Mango Lassi Kefir Smoothie 
Ginger-Pear Kefir 
Coconut Water Kefir 
Sparkling Raspberry Kefir Wine 
Chapter 4 
Hard Cider  
Expert Interview: 
Jeffrey House, Ace Cider 
Master Hard Cider Recipe 
Dry Apple Cider 
Sweet Spiced Mulled Cider 
Pear Cider 
Hard Lemonade 
Jamaican Ginger Beer 
Pineapple–Brown Sugar Cider 
Chapter 5 
Expert Interview: 
Dann Paquette, Pretty 
Things Beer and Ale Project 
Master Beer Recipe 
Amber Ale 
Apricot Wheat Ale 
Saison Farmhouse Ale 
Gluten-Free Pale Ale 
Mocha Stout 
Chapter 6 
Expert Interview: 
Oron Benary, Brothers 
Drake Meadery 
Master Mead Recipe 
Dry Mead 
Chai-Spiced Mead 
Renaissance Fair Sweet Mead 
Vanilla-Peach Mead 
Cranberry Mead 
Blueberry-Lavender Mead 
Chapter 7 
Expert Interview: 
Greg Lorenz, SakéOne  
Master Sake Recipe #1 (Easy) 
Master Sake Recipe #2 (Advanced) 
Cloudy Cherry Sake 
Jasmine Green Tea Sake
Meyer Lemon–Thyme Sake  
Gin-Infused Sake
Chapter 8 
Fruit Wine  
Expert Interview: 
Glenn Foster, Talon Wine Brands 
Master Wine Recipe 
Plum Wine 
Strawberry Wine 
Blackberry Wine 
Raspberry-Rhubarb Wine 
Blueberry-Pomegranate Wine 
Summer Melon Wine 
Sparkling Sour Cherry Wine 

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