The Ultimate Guide to Homebrewing Beer
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The Ultimate Guide to Homebrewing Beer

An Intro to Extract, Partial and All-Grain Brewing
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Created by Milan Stanojevic
Last updated 3/2017
English
Price: $20
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • brew a batch of beer using a malt extract, growler kit, or from scratch, i.e., all-grain batch.
  • develop their own beer recipes.
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Requirements
  • You should own a growler kit or proper beer brewing supplies, but you don't have to know how to use them just yet.
Description

Homebrewing  Beer (aka Homebrewing 101) teaches students how to make craft beer from start to finish. Don't fret if you’re completely new to brewing, because this course is intended for both beginners and homebrewers seeking to improve upon their current skill-set. Homebrewing Craft Beer consists of the following sections:

  • General Beer Knowledge (learn brewing terminology, the difference between ales and lagers, and ingredients)
  • Brewing Equipment (learn what you need to brew an extract or all-grain batch, and how to sanitize your gear)
  • Developing Your Own Beer Recipe
  • BeerSmith Software Crash Course
  • Brewing (Extract, Growler Kit and All-Grain)
  • Troubleshooting Brewing Problems (learn how to avoid off flavours in your beer)

By the end of this course, students will be able to develop their own beer recipes and produce beautiful tasting craft beer!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginner home brewers, as well as experienced home brewers seeking to improve upon their craft.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
02:03:31
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General Beer Knowledge
8 Lectures 17:39

This lesson explains how beer is produced at the most basic level. It outlines the four standard ingredients and how they affect the flavour and longevity of beer.

Preview 02:15

This lesson explains the difference between an ale and a lager. More specifically, it discusses how manipulating the fermentation process can produce two very different brews.

Ales vs. Lagers
01:44

This lesson gives a brief description of extract and all-grain brewing in order for students to understand the difference.

Extract vs. All-Grain Brewing
02:00

This lesson defines the following brewing terms like wort, gravity, mashing, A.B.V. and I.B.U.

Brewing Terminology
02:18

This lesson gives a brief explanation of the malting process. It also describes how lighter and darker grains (pale and roasted malts) affect the flavour of beer.

Grains
01:40

This lesson explains how water can have an influence on your beer. It also instructs homebrewers on how to manipulate their water in order to produce a healthy, tasty sweet wort.

Water
02:50

This lesson outlines the various reasons for adding hops to beer. Additionally, it explains when to add them during the boil for them to serve their purpose.

Hops
02:36

This lesson explains the function of yeast and how it can affect the flavour of beer. It also goes into the difference between dry and liquid yeast strains.

Yeast
02:16

This quiz is an assessment of how much you learned about beer's standard ingredients and brewing terminology.

General Beer Knowledge
9 questions
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Brewing Equipment
6 Lectures 20:27
Introduction
01:31

This lesson shows students which items are included in standard growler kits. It also explains which pieces of equipment are not included, but need to be purchased in order to brew a batch of beer. 

Growler Kits & What You Need to Supplement Them
03:30

This lesson lists all of the equipment needed for brewing a malt extract batch.

What you need for an extract brew
03:08

This lesson illustrates what pieces of equipment are required for brewing all-grain batches.

What you need for an all-grain brew
03:45

This lesson highlights pieces of equipment that make brewing less tedious and, in some cases, more entertaining. It also offers provides resources on how to make your own brewing equipment, e.g. DIY mashtun.

Preview 05:22

This lesson explains which pieces of equipment need to be sanitized, and offers instructions on how to do just that. It lists commercial products worth purchasing, and how to use them.

How to Sanitize Your Equipment
03:11
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Developing Your Own Beer Recipe
4 Lectures 18:54

This lesson explains how the grains you select influence the color, gravity and alcohol level of a beer. Moreover, it demonstrates how to create a grain bill with the help of an online brewing calculator.

How to develop a grain bill
08:07

This lesson explains how to calculate for extract, partial mash and all-grain brewing, each of which are slightly different.

How Much Water Do I Need?
02:50

This lesson explains how the hops you select influence your beer's bitterness level. Moreover, it demonstrates how to calculate your hops needs using an online calculator.

Preview 04:32

This lesson instructs students on what to consider when selecting a yeast strain. It provides recommended pitching rates for ale and lager yeasts, respectively.

Which yeast do I need and how much is required?
03:25
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BeerSmith Software Crash Course
5 Lectures 20:45

This lesson provides a general overview of a computer program called BeerSmith. It also demonstrates how to install the software on your PC or Mac.

Introduction
05:19

This lesson demonstrates how to let the program know what equipment you own. That way, the software can modify any recipe according to your gear.

Preview 04:58

This lesson demonstrates how to input information about your local water supply. That way, the software can instruct you on how to adjust your water when brewing any particular beer style.

Setting up your water profile
02:31

This lesson demonstrates how to create a recipe using the software. More specifically, it shows you how to select the right amount of ingredients in order to match a particular beer style.

How to develop an effective recipe
05:18

This lesson explains when and where to input information into the software during your brew, as a way of monitoring efficiency and calculating alcohol content.

Mashing, Boiling and Fermenting
02:39
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Brewing
6 Lectures 23:12

This lesson explains how to measure your wort's original and final gravity. 

Preview 01:46

This lesson explains how to brew a partial batch (combination of liquid extract and grains). It covers mashing all the way up to fermenting your wort.

How to Brew an Extract Batch
04:37

This lesson explains how to brew beer using everything that comes with a growler kit. It covers mashing all the way up to fermenting your wort.

How to Brew Beer Using a Growler Kit
04:02

This lesson explains how to brew an all-grain batch. It covers mashing all the way up to fermenting your wort.

How to Brew an All-Grain Batch
07:38

This lesson explains the difference between mash and brewhouse efficiency. Moreover, it demonstrates how to calculate both of these using an online calculator.

How to Calculate Your Brewing Efficiency
03:19

This lesson demonstrates how to carbonate your beer, from creating a priming solution to conditioning your beer. It also illustrates how to bottle your beer using a siphon.

How to Prime and Bottle Your Beer
01:50

This quiz is meant to reinforce your understanding of the brewing process.

Brewing Practices
8 questions
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Troubleshooting Brewing Problems
2 Lectures 22:35
How to fix a stuck sparge
07:17

Off flavours and what causes them
15:18
About the Instructor
Milan Stanojevic
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Homebrewer and Teacher

I have been a homebrewer for the past five years. I learned this craft by reading textbooks, talking to other homebrewers and, most importantly, through hours of practice. For the past two years, I have worked at Black Creek Pioneer Village in its historic brewery. This experience has helped further my knowledge of beer and the brewing process. 

Brewing is just one of my passions. I also love to educate. In fact, I have been an Ontario certified teacher since 2014.