Brew Real Beer

Brewing 101: Make real beer using grains, malts, and yeasts. A beginner's course in partial mash brewing.
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (737 ratings)
8,530 students
1hr 34min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Over an hour and a half of video content including theory and demonstration
By the end of this course you will know (and observe) the process of home brewing
Understand what equipment is necessary to brew beer at home
Know what sort of ingredients comes in a typical beer recipe
To see the overall process of brewing, fermentation, and bottling


  • A love for the taste and craft of brewing beer
  • Before brewing, you will need equipment and ingredients - but take the course first to be an informed buyer


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.

Who this course is for:

  • Those who are considering brewing beer and need to know what it entails before purchasing equipment
  • Anybody who has ever wanted to brew craft beer
  • If you have brewed beer in a "plastic keg and cans of syrup" kit and now want to step up to using partial mash recipes


PhD, husband, father and life-long learner
Ted Esler
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 737 Reviews
  • 8,530 Students
  • 1 Course

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!

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