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Below are some of the sources I've been using in the Water Project here on Alcademics. I'll update this page as I use more resources and read more books. Fix the Pumps. This book by Darcy O'Neil about vintage soda fountains also has information about mineral waters, which were once made-to-order. It includes practical information about how to keg soda waters, and list some not-so-practical recipes for commercial soda waters (as they're 20 liter+ batches), but there is good information about how to properly get minerals into solution with carbonation. Khymos. This blog has an amazing resource - a list... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Most books about bottled water seem to trace the history and environmental impact of the industry, but Fine Waters by Michael Mascha is quite a different book from that. Mascha is a water sommelier and runs the website FineWaters.com, which contains pretty much all of the information in the book as far as I can see. (The book from 2006 is out of print but still available on Amazon and other sites.) In the book Mascha lays out a categorization scheme for bottled waters, which I'll briefly repeat below. Bottled Water versus Bottled Water Mascha is not concerned with municipal... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Sycamore Den opened in May in San Diego with bartender Eric Johnson (depending on who you know, not that Eric Johnson) at the helm of the cocktail program. According to the release, "Johnson hails from Spokane, Washington and has been bartending for more than 11 years from coast to coast. He has trained under Sam Ross (Milk & Honey NYC and Atta Boy) and Phil Ward (Mayahuel). In less than five years in San Diego, he has helped open some of the city's most notable dining and imbibing establishments, including Craft and Commerce, El Dorado Cocktail Lounge, West Coast Tavern... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.