Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.95
  • Save: $2.61 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 14 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Mini Farming Guide to Fer... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Binding is tight. May have bent pages, some markings, and/or moderate shelf wear. May be ex-library with library stamps/stickers.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting: Self-Sufficiency from Beer and Cheese to Wine and Vinegar (Mini Farming Guides) Paperback – August 1, 2012

4.1 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.34
$7.43 $0.01

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey by Reid Mitenbuler
"Bourbon Empire" by Reid Mitenbuler
A tale of innovation, success, downfall, and resurrection, Bourbon Empire is an exploration of the spirit in all its unique forms, creating an indelible portrait of both American whiskey and the people who make it. Learn more
$12.34 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting: Self-Sufficiency from Beer and Cheese to Wine and Vinegar (Mini Farming Guides)
  • +
  • Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Total price: $27.19
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Brett L. Markham is an engineer, third-generation farmer, and polymath. Using the methods explained in his book, he runs a profitable, Certified Naturally Grown mini farm on less than half an acre. Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time. He lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Series: Mini Farming Guides
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616086130
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616086138
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Dave Gillett on July 18, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I would not waste your time. This book skims over making beer, cheese, bread and wine and has less information than a reasonable google search. No useful images, or recipes. It's readable but don't get it if you already know anything about any of these subjects.
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
If you're a jack of all trades, you can't have mastered all of them. That's the case with this book.

This book has five sections, covering: wine, beer, vinegar, cheese, and bread.

The sections on cheese and bread are the weak part, and are rather appropriately hidden at the end. Both sections suffer the same fault: not thorough enough for an absolute beginner, but far too basic for anyone with any knowledge of the subjects. The pictures in those sections don't inspire confidence. The cheese wasn't pressed correctly and is uneven; the bread didn't rise, was badly shaped, and didn't get a good crust. If you haven't mastered the process, you shouldn't write a book trying to teach the craft to others.

That being said, the book is worth purchasing for the first three sections. The author knows his stuff here and takes an interesting and different approach to home brewing; chemistry. I've looked at a dozen or so home brewing books and each is about the same when it comes to explaining the basic process, ingredients, and techniques, and then finishes off with a nice fat recipe section. Where this book shines, and justifies its presence on your bookshelves, is that it teaches you the formulas you need to craft your OWN recipes. Yes, math is required, but it's not scary. Instead of relying on someone else's ingredients list, you can apply his formulas and create something new, confident that at least it will be well balanced. He gives you the tools to try all manners of fruit wines, and really good hand-crafted beers. This book is heavy on explanations and lean on recipes (only 1 wine, and 1 beer recipe), but I don't see that as a flaw; it's the primary reason to buy this book.

The section on vinegar is short but thorough.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
haven't actually utilized the info yet, but if like the other books by this author then the info is solid! I bought it for future reference and I will trust the info in it as his other books have been golden. The guy knows what he's talking about.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book deals mostly with wine and beer, but there is some great information and I will be holding onto this book.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The author explains the process of fermentation from the basis of a College Chemistry Lab. This is the most thorough book I have read to explain the processes and how you can control them. Don''t let the "College Chemistry Lab" scare you if you have never had chemistry. He breaks down chemistry until even a novice can understand the concepts. I give this book my higest rating.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Purchased this to make vinegar. A very informative book and look forward to using this for the other information about mini farming. Want to get back to relying on our own and the old ways of life.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great book for the self-sufficient mini-farmer who wants to make his own special concoctions. We highly recommend it!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
good starter book haven't had a chance to try any of it yet I have most of the mini fartm series very good books full of use full info deff recommend to others
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting: Self-Sufficiency from Beer and Cheese to Wine and Vinegar (Mini Farming Guides)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting: Self-Sufficiency from Beer and Cheese to Wine and Vinegar (Mini Farming Guides)