There can be little more satisfying than taking your first sip of delicious home-brewed beer. In this step-by-step guide, beer and brewing expert Ted Bruning shows how easy it can be to make your own beer, wine and cider with just basic equipment and a few key skills. Made without the unnecessary chemicals and additives added to shop-bought drinks, the beverages featured in this book will appeal to anyone seeking a more self-sufficient lifestyle. With guidelines for each step of the way, from what equipment you'll need and advice on different malts and ingredients, how to mash and boil through to how to bottle your finished product. Accompanied by colour illustrations of the equipment and ingredients and a detailed guide to suppliers, shops and home brewing societies. Home Brewing provides clear instructions and handy hints for beginners and delicious recipes for those already adept; this guide is the perfect way to enjoy the fruits, vegetables and grains of the season in the most delicious way!
Ted Bruning is an award-winning beer and brewery writer who has been writing on the topic for over twenty years. He spent thirteen years working on the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) membership newspaper and was the editor of CAMRA's What's Brewing for eight years. He wrote the books Historic Pubs of London and Historic Inns of England, the latter of which won the British Beer Writers' Guild Silver Tankard in 2000.