The Hop Grower S Handbook

Author: Laura Ten Eyck
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585567
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With information on siting, planting, tending, harvesting, processing, and brewing It’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops. The runaway craft beer market’s convergence with the ever-expanding local foods movement is helping to spur a local-hops renaissance. The demand from craft brewers for local ingredients to make beer—such as hops and barley—is robust and growing. That’s good news for farmers looking to diversify, but the catch is that hops have not been grown commercially in the eastern United States for nearly a century. Today, farmers from Maine to North Carolina are working hard to respond to the craft brewers’ desperate call for locally grown hops. But questions arise: How best to create hop yards—virtual forests of 18-foot poles that can be expensive to build? How to select hop varieties, and plant and tend the bines, which often take up to three years to reach full production? How to best pick, process, and price them for market? And, how best to manage the fungal diseases and insects that wiped out the eastern hop industry 100 years ago, and which are thriving in the hotter and more humid states thanks to climate change? Answers to these questions can be found in The Hop Grower’s Handbook—the only book on the market about raising hops sustainably, on a small scale, for the commercial craft beer market in the Northeast. Written by hop farmers and craft brewery owners Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring, The Hop Grower’s Handbook is a beautifully photographed and illustrated book that weaves the story of their Helderberg Hop Farm with the colorful history of New York and New England hop farming, relays horticultural information about the unusual hop plant and the mysterious resins it produces that give beer a distinctively bitter flavor, and includes an overview of the numerous native, heirloom, and modern varieties of hops and their purposes. The authors also provide an easy-to-understand explanation of the beer-brewing process—critical for hop growers to understand in order be able to provide the high-quality product brewers want to buy—along with recipes from a few of their favorite home and micro-brewers. The book also provides readers with detailed information on: • Selecting, preparing, and designing a hop yard site, including irrigation; • Tending to the hops, with details on best practices to manage weeds, insects, and diseases; and, • Harvesting, drying, analyzing, processing, and pricing hops for market. The overwhelming majority of books and resources devoted to hop production currently available are geared toward the Pacific Northwest’s large-scale commercial growers, who use synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and fertilizers and deal with regionally specific climate, soils, weeds, and insect populations. Ten Eyck and Gehring, however, focus on farming hops sustainably. While they relay their experience about growing in a new Northeastern climate subject to the higher temperatures and volatile cycles of drought and deluge brought about by global warming, this book will be an essential resource for home-scale and small-scale commercial hops growers in all regions.

Brew Your Business

Author: Karen McGrath
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144226683X
Size: 57.66 MB
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Craft beer culture and industry have recently grown exponentially with over 4000 craft brewers operating in the United States alone. Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook incorporates cultural, legal, business, public relations, management, science, networking, and brewing experience into one easily accessible book for everyone wanting to know more about craft beer brewing, tasting, and selling. Thoroughly researched, the authors provide a tasty overview of the various types of craft beer, methods for brewing, and opportunities for taking your crafted beer to market. In their Talking from the Tap! Interviews, industry experts offer their takes on what they do, how they arrived in their current positions, why they do it, and where they are going in the industry. Whether you are new to craft beer or have been in the industry for a while, you will find in these pages a go-to guide to many topics of importance to all brewers, drinkers, and enthusiasts. It’s time to get serious about craft brewing and the culture of craft beer. So, choose your favorite suds and set out upon this journey. You won’t be disappointed. Cheers!

Natural Beverages

Author: Alexandru Grumezescu
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128166908
Size: 29.90 MB
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Natural Beverages, Volume Thirteen, in the Science of Beverages series, takes a multidisciplinary approach to address the shifting beverage landscape towards the global trend of natural beverages. As global beverage consumption has progressed towards healthier and ‘natural’ ingredients, researchers and scientists need to understand the latest scientific developments and the proposed health benefits and improved effects. Classical examples are presented as a basis for innovation expansion to help new researchers understand this segment of the industry. This is a great resource for researchers and scientists in the beverages industry. Describes natural beverage production and its impact on nutritional value Provides overall coverage of hot topics and scientific principles in the beverage industry Explores the pros and cons of natural vs. artificial beverages in product development Covers the production of all commonly consumed ‘natural’ beverages

Brew Beer Like A Yeti

Author: Jereme Zimmerman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603587659
Size: 56.38 MB
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Experimentation, mystery, resourcefulness, and above all, fun--these are the hallmarks of brewing beer like a Yeti. Since the craft beer and homebrewing boom of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, beer lovers have enjoyed drinking and brewing a vast array of beer styles. However, most are brewed to accentuate a single ingredient--hops--and few contain the myriad herbs and spices that were standard in beer and gruit recipes from medieval times back to ancient people's discovery that grain could be malted and fermented into beer. Like his first book, Make Mead Like a Viking, Jereme Zimmerman's Brew Beer Like a Yeti returns to ancient practices and ingredients and brings storytelling, mysticism, and folklore back to the brewing process, including a broad range of ales, gruits, bragots, and other styles that have undeservingly taken a backseat to the IPA. Recipes inspired by traditions around the globe include sahti, gotlandsdricka, oak bark and mushroom ale, wassail, pawpaw wheat, chicha de muko, and even Neolithic "stone" beers. More importantly, under the guidance of "the world's only peace-loving, green-living Appalachian Yeti Viking," readers will learn about the many ways to go beyond the pale ale, utilizing alternatives to standard grains, hops, and commercial yeasts to defy the strictures of style and design their own brews.