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True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home


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This accessible home-brew guide for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fermented drinks, from Apartment Therapy: The Ktichn's Emma Christensen, offers a wide range of simple yet enticing recipes for Root Beer, Honey Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Sorghum Ale, Blueberry-Lavender Mead, Gin Sake, Plum Wine, and more.

Making naturally fermented sodas, tending batches of kombucha, and tackling homebrewed beer are the next frontier for the homemade revolution. Food writer Emma Christensen shows that these projects can be all done in the smallest apartment kitchen with little more equipment than a soup pot, a plastic bucket, and a long-handled spoon. This book captures that crafty, adventurous spirit that makes the brewing arts accessible. Since all 50-plus recipes stem from the same basic technique and use the same simple equipment, it's easy for cooks to make the leap from project to project. By covering a rage of homemade beverages, from quick and easy kefir to cellared fruit wines, True Brews is sure to be a hit with the DIY crowd.

About the Author

EMMA CHRISTENSEN is a food writer, beer reviewer, and homebrewer; currently her writing appears daily on Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn. In addition, Christensen writes a twice-monthly syndicated column for Tribune Media Services on weeknight meal solutions for harried home cooks. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents


Brewer’s Pantry 

Brewer’s Toolbox 

Brewer’s Handbook


Chapter 1 

Soda Pop  

Expert Interview: 

Jesse Friedman, SodaCraft 

Master Soda Recipe 

Ginger Ale 

Strawberry Soda 

Orange Cream Soda 

Watermelon-Mint Soda 

Cherry-Lime Soda 

Grape Soda 

Grapefruit Soda 

Root Beer


Chapter 2 


Expert Interview: 

Eric Childs, Kombucha Brooklyn  

Master Kombucha Recipe  

Peach Iced Tea Kombucha  

Hibiscus Kombucha 

Blackberry-Sage Kombucha 

Honey–Green Tea Kombucha  

White Tea–Pomegranate Kombucha


Chapter 3


Expert Interview: 

Nancy Van Brasch Hamren, 

Nancy’s Yogurt 

Master Milk Kefir Recipe 

Master Water Kefir Recipe 

Cherry, Pistachio, and Cardamom Kefir Smoothie 

Banana-Berry Kefir Smoothie 

Mango Lassi Kefir Smoothie 

Ginger-Pear Kefir 

Coconut Water Kefir 

Sparkling Raspberry Kefir Wine 


Chapter 4 

Hard Cider  

Expert Interview: 

Jeffrey House, Ace Cider 

Master Hard Cider Recipe 

Dry Apple Cider 

Sweet Spiced Mulled Cider 

Pear Cider 

Hard Lemonade 

Jamaican Ginger Beer 

Pineapple–Brown Sugar Cider 


Chapter 5 


Expert Interview: 

Dann Paquette, Pretty 

Things Beer and Ale Project 

Master Beer Recipe 

Amber Ale 


Apricot Wheat Ale 

Saison Farmhouse Ale 

Gluten-Free Pale Ale 

Mocha Stout 


Chapter 6 


Expert Interview: 

Oron Benary, Brothers 

Drake Meadery 

Master Mead Recipe 

Dry Mead 

Chai-Spiced Mead 

Renaissance Fair Sweet Mead 

Vanilla-Peach Mead 

Cranberry Mead 

Blueberry-Lavender Mead 


Chapter 7 


Expert Interview: 

Greg Lorenz, SakéOne  

Master Sake Recipe #1 (Easy) 

Master Sake Recipe #2 (Advanced) 

Cloudy Cherry Sake 

Jasmine Green Tea Sake

Meyer Lemon–Thyme Sake  

Gin-Infused Sake


Chapter 8 

Fruit Wine  

Expert Interview: 

Glenn Foster, Talon Wine Brands 

Master Wine Recipe 

Plum Wine 

Strawberry Wine 

Blackberry Wine 

Raspberry-Rhubarb Wine 

Blueberry-Pomegranate Wine 

Summer Melon Wine 

Sparkling Sour Cherry Wine 



Measurement Conversions


About the Author


Product Details

Christensen, Emma
Ten Speed Press
Cooking and Food-Wines and Beer
Publication Date:
9.3 x 7.55 x 8.2 in 1.52 lb

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