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Field Guide 01: Wildcraft Homebrew

Field Guide 01: Wildcraft Homebrew


From the publishers of Life in the Making Quarterly comes the first in a new series of field guides designed to be companions in the kitchen, in the garden and in the woods as we make our way through the seasons.

Wildcraft Homebrew is a collaboration between some of Gartur Stitch Farms favourite foragers and home brewers. This beginner’s guide shows you how to ferment your own drinks using wild and domestic plants, along with ingredients you might already have in your cupboards at home. Using easy-to-follow recipes and helpful equipment lists, the Field Guide includes delicious homebrews like gorse wine, floral champagne, ginger beer, berry melomel, spruce tip soda and cyser.

With contributions from Jim Riach of Trossachs Biking and Bushcraft, Kerstin Grieve of Hens and a Garden, Mhairi Macpherson of Highland Seedlings, Leanne Townsend of Wild Food Stories, and beautiful illustrations by Jai Bess Prints.

As Kat Goldin says, "For me, the best aspect of homebrewing is the giving…probably because as someone who doesn’t brew myself, I have delighted in being given the ferments of friends. It's that community aspect that we wanted to capture in this, and our future field guides."

    The Field Guide is 60 pages, A5 sized and printed on recycled paper.

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