A home-brewing how-to guide using shop-bought, home-grown and foraged ingredients
The Two Thirsty Gardeners are leading a home-brewing revolution. Determined to put the fizz back into home-brewing, Richard Hood and Nick Moyle prove that creating your own tasty alcoholic drinks doesn’t need to be complicated and doesn’t need to be costly. From Pear & Ginger Cider and Viking Ale to Raspberry & Thyme Whisky and Limoncello, the 70 recipes in Brew It Yourself will take home brewing to new heights. The craft drinks market is undergoing a huge resurgence, and while other cookbooks might play it safe, the Two Thirsty Gardeners have other ideas. Taking their two great loves – alcohol and gardening – they provide recipe inspiration for people to turn a surplus harvest, a visit to a fruit farm or a delivery from the supermarket into a fantastic variety of drinks. Covering wines, beers and ciders, as well as more fancy infused liquors, sparkling drinks and some true curios, the book outlines the basic approaches to each drink’s method of production, debunking myths, celebrating experimentation and taking the fear out of fermentation. There really is no reason not to brew it yourself.
About Brew it Yourself
A home brew revolution is underway. No longer the preserve of 70s throwbacks, a new wave of booze-makers are brewing, fermenting and infusing in their home kitchens, making an exciting array of alcoholic drinks.
Brew it Yourself is a collection of more than 75 homegrown brewing recipes, sure to put a fizz back into this popular pastime by adding a modern twist to some old favourites and introducing whole new range of drinks to tantalise the taste buds. Combining two of their passions alcohol and gardening authors Richard Hood and Nick Moyle (the Two Thirsty Gardeners) take special care to explain the importance of the ingredients in each of their recipes whether grown in the garden, foraged in the wild or bought from their local supermarket. With drinks ranging from a classic elderflower sparkle to homemade absinthe, Richard and Nick bring the art of brewing back to earth. They’ll tell you how to turn surplus fruit harvests into amazing wines and liqueurs; introduce you to the ancient arts of mead and cider making; guide you through some easy beer recipes, from hop packed IPAs to a striking Viking ale; use surprising ingredients such as lavender and nettles for some fun sparkling drinks; and take you on a world booze cruise that includes a Mexican pineapple tepache, Scandinavian mulled glogg and Finnish lemon sima. Brew it Yourself also debunks myths, celebrates experimentation and takes the fear out of the science of fermentation. It proves that creating your own tasty alcoholic drinks doesn’t need to be complicated, doesn’t need to be costly and, most importantly, can be a whole lot of fun.