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Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer    by Amelia Slayton Loftus order for
Sustainable Homebrewing
by Amelia Slayton Loftus
Order:  USA  Can
Storey, 2014 (2014)
Softcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The desire for organic fare has reached craft beer. One of the leading advocates of this type of home brewing is Amelia Slayton Loftus. Now, this award winning brewer has made it possible for you to create delicious organic beer in your own garage or basement.

Why would you want to brew organic? The author says, 'It's cheaper in the long run. Some organic ingredients cost more (in some cases a lot more), but brewing your own organic beer is still cheaper than buying it. You can reduce costs by buying in bulk and building your own recipes, brewing from scratch with whole grains instead of extract, and seeking out local sources for heavy base ingredients such as barley malt and malt extract'.

Loftus explains how to find and select the best ingredients and supplies and employ practices that use a minimum of water and energy. She also shows how to reuse and recycle spent grain, cooling water, and beer bottles and kegs, as well as utilize equipment that is safe and inexpensive.

The California resident looks at everything from growing your own ingredients and using solar energy to making sure there is little or no waste left when the process is completed.

You'll also find over thirty beer recipes included in the book. No matter if you are either an advanced home brewer or a beginner, this is an invaluable guide that will make your home brewing sustainable.

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