This week we discuss eco-friendly home brewing with Amelia Loftus. Amelia is an writer on ecologically friendly brewing and also a founding member of Seven Bridges Cooperative, a brewing supply shop that specializes in organic ingredients.
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Topics in This Week’s Episode (42:50)
- Amelia Loftus is my guest this week. Amelia is an expert on ecologically friendly brewing and also a founding member of Seven Bridges Cooperative, a brewing supply shop that specializes in organic ingredients. She’s also working on a new book on eco-friendly brewing to published in the Spring of 2014. Amelia runs a website at AmeliaLoftus.com and also has started a new eco-friendly brewing discussion forum.
- We start with a discussion of what eco-friendly brewing is, and why it is important.
- I ask Amelia about her role as a founding member of Seven Bridges Cooperative, an organic brewing supply store. We also discuss some of the advantages of using organic ingredients in your beer brewing.
- Amelia describes her experiments with growing her own hops and grains at home.
- We discuss how to choose equipment for eco-friendly brewing and also what some advantages are of making good purchases up front.
- Amelia offers some advice on choosing chemicals for cleaning in brewing that will not harm the environment
- We discuss what to do with spent grains. Amelia has a recipe for spent grain energy bars.
- We discuss some steps to use in the brewing process to be energy efficient
- Amelia covers some ways to be efficient with fermentation and packaging
- We discuss a bit about the upcoming book she is working on in eco-friendly brewing
- Amelia provides a few closing thoughts
- Here’s a link to her recipe: Barley’s Bark Brown Ale
Thanks to Amelia Loftus for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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