In this course you will you will learn the basics of home brewing. Walk through the process of boiling wort, fermentation, and bottling beer using full and partial mash recipes. During this course, Ted will brew a batch of Nut Brown Ale in his kitchen, inviting you into the process. He will also talk about the basic ingredients used in beer making and take you to a brew store to show you what you need to buy.
If you ever considered brewing your own craft beer this course will teach you how. This course is for the beginning brewer with minimal knowledge of beer brewing.
This course is not based on the "plastic keg and cans of syrup" approach but will teach you the process of making real beer using methods that mimic those of the large breweries.
This course is made up of short video lectures which describe and demonstrate the art of craft brewing. At the end of this course you will be able to brew real beer at home.
Ted goes over the ingredients in an all extract kit. You can skip this lecture if you are doing a partial mash and don't want to take the time on all extract kits.
In this lecture Ted will talk about cleaning and the five major Steps in making beer:
In this lecture you will learn how the hydrometer works. Then, you will see a graphic illustration and the math behind using the hydrometer readings.
After the beer has been primed and placed in the bottles, it is fermented a second time. This will provide carbonation to the beer.
Greetings! My name is Ted Esler and I am hopeful that I can be of some help to you as a teacher.
I have a life-long love for learning that recently culminated in obtaining a PhD - but please, don't hold that against me. I love to learn and so teaching is a natural extension of that passion.
I have a BS in Computer Science, a Masters in Theological Studies, and a PhD in Intercultural Studies. I have had a lot of different jobs throughout my life. From washing dishes to get through college I became a CEO of a software consultancy, worked in war torn Bosnia, and managing an international non-profit organization. It's all been fun and I wouldn't change any of it looking back on it.
Much to the dismay of my wife, I have a lot of hobbies. I believe that these keep me balanced and ready for each day. I sails a 19 foot Com-Pac, run, bike, and have a black belt in Karate.
I currently live in Orlando, FL, and am the executive vice president of a large, faith-based non-profit. I speak nationally on issues related to spiritual movements, the topic of my dissertation.
I look forward to learning from you!