Beer Making 101 - Old School
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Beer Making 101 - Old School

Master brewer Jason Kirkman guides in the art of brewing, using an IPA kit. From boil to bottling, learn it all here.
4.5 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
38 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2014
Price: $40
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 13 gorgeous videos filled with information and demonstration by a master home brewer
  • Downloadable information, checklists, bonus recipes, and easy to follow instructions to use during the brewing process
  • Understand the equipment you need in order to brew a gallon of beer
  • Know the 4 simple ingredients in beer, and how temperature, fermentation and a little patience will turn them into your first home brew
  • Watch the entire brewing process, from organizing your supplies and keeping things sanitary, to siphoning and bottling your beer
  • Learn tips and tricks advanced brewers use to make your brewing process more efficient and to leave you with better tasting beer
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  • We use the Brooklyn Brewshop Everyday IPA kit, but as long as you have the necessary ingredients and equipment, anyone can make a gallon of beer while taking this class.

Grab your kit and join master brewer Jason Kirkman as he guides us through the art of craft brewing. From the four basics ingredients needed to brew, to the tricks to getting the flavor profile you want out of your beer, all the way through to bottling and cheers-ing, you’ll graduate from Jason’s class with a gallon of beer to call your own, plus all the tools needed to do it all again...and again...and again...

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who loves beer and has wondered what it takes to make it at home
  • Beginning brewers who want to see an experienced brewer walk through the beer making process from start to finish
  • Creative people, foodies, DIY enthusiasts and makers who enjoy creating things with their own hands.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
7 Lectures 10:55

Meet Jason, homebrew expert, and get his take on the benefits of homebrewing and an overview of what you will learn.

(Note: students who purchase the class direct from Udemy can get a 25% discount on purchasing the Everyday IPA kit from Old School. Visit our storefront at and include the discount code UDEMYBEER when you check out.)

Preview 01:59

A comprehensive overview of the entire brewing process, this outline is your overall guide for this entire class. Feel free to download and read in your leisure time after watching all the parts of the class, or dive in right now and feel like you've already got a step up and be oh-so-smart while viewing the rest of the course.

Class Outline
19 pages

No idea what wort is or the difference between a trub and a tun? Refer to this handy glossary of brewing terms any time you need some clarification.

Preview 5 pages

Why brew at home? See if you were paying attention when Jason stated homebrewing benefits.

Introduction Quiz
1 question

Wondering where beer came from, or if you're a law-breaking bootlegger for brewing at home? Check out this handy little tutorial.

Beer Making History + Legal Concerns
3 pages

Learn about the four simple ingredients used in brewing beer: water, malt, hops, and yeast.

Preview 05:01

A checklist for every ingredient you will need to get brewing.

Ingredients Checklist
1 page

What do you know about hops, water, malt and yeast?

Ingredients Quiz
6 questions

Learn the proper techniques for preparing your equipment before and during your brewing process.

Preview 03:55

See if you're OCD enough about cleaning to brew a clean tasting beer.

Cleaning + Sanitizing Quiz
2 questions
Brew Day - The Mash
4 Lectures 13:19

Brew Day! Gather your supplies for the big event and use our handy checklist to ensure you don't miss anything.

Preview 02:09

This checklist walks you through everything you will need and how long each step will take on brew day.

Brew Day Organizational Checklist
5 pages

Test your brew equipment know-how.

Equipment + Organization Quiz
3 questions

Jason walks us through making an "oatmeal" that will result in a great beer (complete with a shortcut).

The Mash

You're making a barley "oatmeal..." Do you know what to do?

The Mash Quiz
4 questions


Ready to boil? Make sure you've got your sparge knowledge down first.

Lautering Quiz
3 questions
Brew Day - The Boil
3 Lectures 12:14

Learn to boil your wort, and when and why to add your hops.

The Boil

From hotbreaks to hop additions - what did you learn about boiling your wort?

The Boil Quiz
3 questions

On to chilling the brew and transferring it to the fermenter.

Chilling the Wort

Covered or uncovered? How cold should it be? Test what you learned about chilling your boiled wort.

Chilling the Wort Quiz
3 questions

Learn the importance of adding and agitating the yeast.

Pitching the Yeast

If you brew beer, you're basically a yeast farmer. Test your knowledge of this oh-so-important part of the beermaking process.

Pitching the Yeast Quiz
5 questions
Fermenting, Bottling + Drinking
7 Lectures 12:55

A tutorial in reading the wort (is it working?), and how to raise or lower your fermentation temps if needed.


Test your knowledge of the science of fermentation, the foamy head on your wort, and how to cool down your beer while it ferments.

Fermentation Quiz
3 questions

Become an expert at adding sugar (bottle conditioning) and get your siphoning skills down.

Racking + Priming

From bubbles to sugars to trube, test your knowledge of the racking and priming processes.

Racking + Priming Quiz
3 questions


Why do we siphon? How much headspace should you leave? How long until you get to drink your first beer.

Bottling Quiz
3 questions

You homebrew pro, you. The next steps in your new life as a craft beer brewer.

Now What?

Where do you go from here?

Now What? Quiz
1 question

A helpful list of books, websites and organizations to assist you in your evolution as a brewer.

Beer Making Resources
1 page

One of Jason's special recipes for his graduating Beer Making 101 students.

Gremlin ESB Recipe
1 page

Another one of Jason's masterpieces for you dark beer lovers out there.

2-Penny Porter Recipe
1 page
About the Instructor
Old School
4.5 Average rating
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38 Students
1 Course
Build a Fire, Tie a Tie, Bake a Pie.

Old School brings back-to-the-basics content with a modern twist. You want to learn to tie a bow tie, bake a pie, hang wallpaper or start a fire? Old School provides the needed inspiration and instruction to learn those skills.

Back in the day, making your own jams or fixing your own bike wasn’t “old school,” it’s just what you did, and we kinda miss that. Now, as your go-to source for hands-on motivation and simple life skills refreshers, we’re getting back to the basics. We’re making stuff, creating often, and revamping religiously, then delivering it all to you through a modern lens of beautiful inspiration, clever entertainment, and truly social learning.

In life, there’s a lot of stuff we’ve forgotten how to do — at Old School, we’re making it our mission to remember. Get schooled with us.

Jason Kirkman
4.5 Average rating
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38 Students
1 Course