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Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products and nearly 100 honey-themed recipes are included. Fully illustrated with how-to photography and unique etchings, The Beekeeper's Bible will provide any backyard enthusiast or gardener with the confidence to dive into beekeeping (or simply daydream about harvesting their own honey while relaxing in the comfort of an armchair).
A honeybee hive produces much more than honey; it also produces pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. And humans have found uses for all these products. The Benevolent Bee will describe how and why the bees make these products, how they've been used by humans throughout the ages, and how beekeepers harvest the products. It will also present simple do-it yourself recipes for using the products in health and wellness, body care, nutrition, and craft. Beekeeper, herbalist, and artist Stephanie Bruneau explores six amazing products of the honeybee hive--honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. Learn how to make a salve for burns and a cough syrup from raw honey; how to make a tincture, an infused oil, and a mouthwash from propolis, the anti-bacterial "bee glue" that lines the inside of the hive; and much more.
Trust The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making to ensure you get the most out of your beef, venison, pork, lamb, poultry, and goat.
Everything you need to know about how to dress and preserve meat is right here. From slaughtering, to processing, to preserving in ways like smoking and salting, author Philip Hasheider teaches it all.
Detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide you through the entire process: you’ll see how to properly secure the animal, and get right into safely and humanely transforming the meat to a feast for the family. You’ll get to know different cuts of meat and see how to process it into different products, like sausages and jerky.
With The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making, you will quickly learn:
•How to make the best primal and retail cuts from an animal
•How to field dress wild game
•Why cleanliness and sanitation are of prime importance for home processing
•What tools, equipment, and supplies are needed for home butchering
•How to safely handle live animals before slaughter
•Important safety practices to avoid injuries
•About the changes meat goes through during processing
•Why temperature and time are important factors in meat processing
•How to properly dispose of unwanted parts
•The details of animal anatomy
The best meals are the ones you make yourself, why not extend this sentiment all the way to the meat itself?
From honey experts C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum comes this comprehensive introduction to the origin, flavor, and culinary uses of more than 30 varietals of honey, from ubiquitous clover to tangy star thistle to rich, smoky buckwheat.
Like wine, cheese, coffee and chocolate, honey has emerged as an artisanal obsession. Its popularity at farmers markets and specialty food stores has soared as retailers capitalize on the trend. The Honey Connoisseur teaches consumers everything they need to know about how to taste, select and use a diverse selection of honey.
After a brief explanation of how bees produce honey, the authors introduce the concept of terroir, the notion that soil, weather and other natural phenomena can affect the taste of honey. As with wines, knowing the terroir of a honey varietal helps to inform an understanding of its flavor.
The book goes on to give a thorough course in the origins of more than 30 different honeys as well as step-by-step instructions on how to taste honey, describe its flavor and determine what other flavors will pair best with it. Also included are simple recipes such as dressings, marinades, beverages and quick-and-easy desserts.
Beautifully illustrated and designed, The Honey Connoisseur is the perfect book for foodies and locavores alike.
InThe John Deere Century, acclaimed author and photographer Randy Leffingwell uses his unique brand of storytelling to chronicle the company and the tractors that have carried the distinctive green and yellow livery for the past century.
Brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe, this quintessential double IPA is an homage to perhaps the most sought-after beer in America, a legendary IIPA ranked No. 1 by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) for nine years straight.
Now you can craft the legend yourself with a popular Double IPA recipe kit: the Plinian Legacy.
In true West Coast style, this famously fragrant IIPA beer kit features an uncomplicated yet sturdy malt backbone to which outlandish amounts of hops are added. It has a fine balance of ingredients, producing malt, hoppy bitterness, and warming alcohol, with a fresh hop aroma of floral citrus and pine. Bittered with pure essence of hop, flavored with massive kettle additions, and featuring not one, but two dry hoppings, it is the first and last word when it comes to the ultimate hoppy homebrew.
There is no need to stash this Imperial IPA away, as it is intended to be enjoyed fresh, before the delicate hop aromas fade. Get ready to experience the ultimate lupulin threshold shift!
Also, this beer recipe kit comes with dry yeast and priming sugar.
Yield: 5 gallons
Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.
Encourage better hydration for your family by making pure, healthy water convenient. The Silver Streak Water System turns water from wells, streams, rain, and more into ready-to-drink water. The ceramic filter is filled with pharmaceutical-grade carbon and other special adsorbents to eliminate fluoride, lead, arsenic, and much more! The stainless steel water filtration housing is low maintenance, and will only require occasional cleaning.
The Silver Streak is made with 304-grade stainless steel. When the unit is assembled, it stands 17 inches tall. The top container holds approximately 7 quarts of water. With the siphon tube installed, this unit will filter approximately ¾-1 gallon of water per hour. The included filter is rated for up to 10,000 gallons!
Also included with the Silver Streak is a spigot, siphon tube, and cleaning pad.
If you’re looking for a replacement filter, check out our ceramic water filters!
What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a significant investment and has a steep learning curve. The alternative? Consider beekeeping outside the box.
The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them, the advantages of this approach include:
Top bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage, and they make ideal urban hives because of their small footprint. Emphasizing the intimate connection between our food systems, bees and the well-being of the planet, The Thinking Beekeeper will appeal to the new breed of beekeeper who is less focused on maximizing honey yield and more on ensuring the viability of the bee population now and in the coming years.
The Tilt Digital Hydrometer and Thermometer is at the cutting edge of new digital devices made specifically for the homebrewing community. This free-floating gadget acts as both a real-time gravity testing hydrometer and thermometer from inside your fermenter during fermentation.
Being able to check your fermentation status from your compatible Apple iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Tilt Pi and most Bluetooth 4.0+ Bluetooth devices means virtually no susceptibility to contamination or oxygen pickup in your fermenter. Data can be saved automatically to the cloud with free Google Sheets template or your own, favorite 3rd party cloud platform.
Tilt comes calibrated and fully-assembled with a pre-installed battery. Download the free app, sanitize the unit, drop into the fermenter and start tracking your readings with your synced device.
• Range: Ability to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters.
• Precision: Specific gravity is accurate within +/- 0.002 if brewing in the range of .990 - 1.120. Thermometer is accurate within +/- 1 degree Fahrenheit.
• Universal: Works in most standard carboys, corny kegs, refrigerators, stainless steel fermenters, even under pressure!
Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.
This tomato press separates seeds and skins from soft fruits and vegetables. This strainer is your best friend for home canning and making pasta. Use it to make apple sauce, tomato purees, fresh juices, salsa, baby food, jam, and more!
The extra-large-capacity hopper holds approximately one gallon. The suction cup mounting keeps the tomato press in place on your countertop. In addition, a C-clamp is included with your purchase for additional mounting options. Safely apply extra pressure with the included stomper.
The Tomato Tower trains your tomato plants to grow vertical instead of horizontal by weaving the plant through the support rings. When your tomato plant grows, just add a support ring or adjust the height of the pole (up to 6 feet tall)! This is the perfect replacement to flimsy tomato cages that always fall over.
Whether you are mowing the lawn or working on your fence you'll need the Tough GRIT hat to get you through the job.
This tan baseball cap is embroidered with the Tough GRIT logo and detailed with Real Tree camouflage. The cap adjusts for a customized fit.
Tough GRIT: The Rural America Challenge series is featured on RFD-TV. GRIT Magazine and Tractor Supply have partnered up to feature this weekly show as two rural neighbors use their country skills to compete for cash. You'll learn the proper way to tackle any chore and enjoy a few laughs.