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...
Meet Jason, homebrew expert, and get his take on the benefits of homebrewing and an overview of what you will learn.
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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.
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.
Why brew at home? See if you were paying attention when Jason stated homebrewing benefits.
Wondering where beer came from, or if you're a law-breaking bootlegger for brewing at home? Check out this handy little tutorial.
Learn about the four simple ingredients used in brewing beer: water, malt, hops, and yeast.
A checklist for every ingredient you will need to get brewing.
What do you know about hops, water, malt and yeast?
Learn the proper techniques for preparing your equipment before and during your brewing process.
See if you're OCD enough about cleaning to brew a clean tasting beer.
Brew Day! Gather your supplies for the big event and use our handy checklist to ensure you don't miss anything.
This checklist walks you through everything you will need and how long each step will take on brew day.
Test your brew equipment know-how.
Jason walks us through making an "oatmeal" that will result in a great beer (complete with a shortcut).
You're making a barley "oatmeal..." Do you know what to do?
Ready to boil? Make sure you've got your sparge knowledge down first.
Learn to boil your wort, and when and why to add your hops.
From hotbreaks to hop additions - what did you learn about boiling your wort?
On to chilling the brew and transferring it to the fermenter.
Covered or uncovered? How cold should it be? Test what you learned about chilling your boiled wort.
Learn the importance of adding and agitating 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.
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.
Become an expert at adding sugar (bottle conditioning) and get your siphoning skills down.
From bubbles to sugars to trube, test your knowledge of the racking and priming processes.
Why do we siphon? How much headspace should you leave? How long until you get to drink your first beer.
You homebrew pro, you. The next steps in your new life as a craft beer brewer.
Where do you go from here?
A helpful list of books, websites and organizations to assist you in your evolution as a brewer.
One of Jason's special recipes for his graduating Beer Making 101 students.
Another one of Jason's masterpieces for you dark beer lovers out there.
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