For the month of June, I’ll be doing a couple of book giveaways; this book is the first one.
The book giveaway is for blog followers who have been subscribed to my blog for a minimum of six months with a USA address. You have to answer the trivia question at the bottom of this post and post it on my Instagram account (click here).
This essential 6×9, 224-page book is all about how to grow, prepare & use your own hops, malts and brewing herbs. Homebrewing is definitely a niche topic, but even if you’re not involved in the homebrew hobby, chapter 2 is all about growing herbs. Since I grow herbs, I enjoyed reading this chapter. I also liked their trellising techniques–there’s a rope trellis for small gardens, growing hops on buildings and a commercial-style trellis.
For those of you out there who want to grow all the necessary ingredients in their own backyard, this handy book is filled with all sorts of information. Whether you have a small gardening space or a farm, this book is the go-to reference guide needed to get started.
There’s a chapter filled with 32 enticing-sounding beer recipes. I’m not a beer drinker but with names like Dandelion Bitter, Honey Basil, Mixed Berry Porter (with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and dried elderberries) and Mumm a favorite of Hanoverian kings in England, I would definitely sample each.
The Scoop on Homebrewing:
There has been a surge in the popularity of homebrewing and gardening in the last ten years. According to the National Gardening Association, approximately 35% of Americans have their own garden. And, amazingly, 1.2 million brew their own beer.
If you already have an established homebrewing garden, this book is right up your alley for tips and information on growing hops, cultivation, trellising along with grain growing techniques.
The Homebrewer’s Garden includes a one-color with 8-page full-color insert and illustrations throughout the book.
Trivia question: What is the name of the largest selling Belgian beer in the world? Click here to post your answer on my Instagram acount. The book winner will be announced on Monday, June 6.