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Fermented drinks come in all sorts of guises. There are high alcohol spirits which include fermentation in the early stages of production and non-alcoholic health drinks like Kombucha. In this book you’ll discover the secrets of fermented drink-making and learn how to make a range of drinks that you may never have realised were within your grasp. Not only can you save money but you might also develop ideas for going into business. 

If you have ever fancied making your own alcoholic drinks but never taken the next step then this book could be the panacea you have been looking for. In the world of fermented drinks, a little knowledge can go a long way. Once you have developed a basic understanding you can also get really inventive and concoct your own drinks for everyone to enjoy.

 

Table of Contents

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CHAPTER 1 HISTORY, SCOPE AND NATURE OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

A Brief History
Trends in Beverage Consumption
Alcohol & Health
Global Wine Production
Global Wine Consumption
Global Beer Production
Global Beer Consumption
Good Quality Water

CHAPTER 2 THE SCIENCE: CHEMICAL & MICROBIOGOLICAL PROCESSES

Understanding the Science
Carbohydrates
Microbiology
Spoilage

CHAPTER 3 PROBIOTIC DRINKS

The Benefits of Probiotics
Kefir
Kombucha
Beet Kvass

CHAPTER 4 BREWING BEERS

What Can Be Brewed?
Example of a Commercial Brewing Process
Brewing Using Different Methods
Old Brewing Techniques

CHAPTER 5 BREWING CIDERS

Traditional Cider
Fruit Ciders
Making Apple or Pear Cider

CHAPTER 6 MEAD

Making Mead
Preparing to Make Mead
Ingredients
Making the Mead
Examples of Different Types of Mead

CHAPTER 7 WINE

What Is Involved In Winemaking?
An Overview of Some Winemaking Terms
An Overview of Winemaking Processes
The Importance of Yeast
The Fermentation Process in Detail
Red and White Winemaking
A Winemaking Method for Some Wines
Types of Wine

CHAPTER 8 SPIRITS AND FORTIFIED WINES

Distillation
Spirits
Spirit Groups
Liqueurs
Liqueur Groups

CHAPTER 9 NO OR LOW ALCOHOL BREWED DRINKS

Brief History of Non-alcoholic Drinks
Reasons to Choose Low or No-Alcohol Drinks
Alcohol Content
How to Remove Alcohol after Brewing

CHAPTER 10 OTHER VARIATIONS ON BREWED DRINKS: GETTING INVENTIVE

Mixed Drinks & Cocktails
The Art of Brewing
Getting Inspiration from Around the World

APPENDIX

Distance learning and online courses
E-books by John Mason and ACS Staff
Printed books by John Mason
Useful contacts
ACS global partners
Social media

 


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