A beer and brewing expert shows how easy it can be to make beer and wine with just basic equipment and a few key skills There can be little more satisfying than taking your first sip of delicious home-brewed beer, and this fantastic step-by-step guide provides all the information needed to get started. Made without the unnecessary chemicals and additives added to store-bought drinks, the beverages featured here will appeal to anyone seeking a more self-sufficient lifestyle. There are guidelines for each step of the way, including necessary equipment, advice on different malts and ingredients, how to mash and boil through, and how to bottle the finished product. Expert advice on how to make your own honey beer, pale ale, or elderflower wine is accompanied by photos of the equipment and ingredients and a detailed guide to suppliers, shops, and home brewing societies. With 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 more than 20 years. He spent 13 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 London by Pub, Historic Pubs of London and Historic Inns of England, the latter of which won the British Beer Writers' Guild Silver Tankard in 2000.