"The Homebrewer's Garden, is quite a timely book. Even if you are not a beer drinker (I'm not...), when you read recipes like those for "Mumm" and "Black Ale," made using herbs other than hops, or "Chili Beer" using hot Thai peppers, you may be itching to try brewing, if only to use as unique gifts." -- The Herbal Connection, Winter 1999
From the Back Cover
If you have a backyard, or even a sun-facing porch, you can greatly enhance the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness of your homebrew by growing your own hops, brewing herbs, and malt grains.
Easy instructions will help you put the "home" into your homebrew from setting up your first hop trellis, to malting grain at home, to brewing recipes specially formulated for homegrown ingredients. When you grow your own organic ingredients, you can be sure they are the freshest and purest available.
About the Author
Dennis Fisher is a freelance writer who has worked as an assistant tapster in Oxford, where he became acquainted with real beer. He has written many articles for The New England Coastal News, a bi-monthly newspaper on maritime subjects. Committed kit brewers with a history of success, Dennis and his brother Joe are members of the American Homebrewer's Association, Seed Savers Exchange, Flower & Herb Exchange, Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association. They have written for Zymurgy magazine and live and brew in Winterport, Maine. Together they have written Storey's Brewing Made Easy, Great Beer From Kits, and The Homebrewer's Garden.