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Amelia Slayton Loftus has written an extremely timely book on brewing organic beer! Both the novice brewer and the “mash-master” will appreciate this book, Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer. You can create an organic product that both tastes great and is eco-friendly.
Amelia takes the reader step-by-step through the process of brewing; from sanitizing your equipment to finding organic ingredients to bottling. She even shows the reader how to reduce waste. This is a very thorough resource that is written with whit and whimsy.
Amelia has written a very friendly book without mystery that encourages the reader to try something new and have fun doing it. I can tell you that I am a first-time brewer and her insights and advice were very interesting and easy to understand. I liked the way that she didn’t take anything for granted, as far as a persons’ level of expertise in the processes of brewing. She answered a variety of questions that I had with clarity and wisdom that I could trust because she’s done it herself.
Amelia brewed her first batch of organic beer in 1995 and has won many homebrewing awards since then. She co-founded Seven Bridges Cooperative in 1997 and it is the only cooperatively owned, certified organic homebrew supply store in the United States. You can locate her at her website.