How To Brew Beer At Home
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How To Brew Beer At Home

Go from home brewing rookie to expert by simply following my step-by-step HD video instruction from start to finish!
2.5 (1 rating)
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Created by Steve Pavilanis
Last updated 9/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Brew beer at home using a basic kit they can order online or purchase at a homebrew shop.
  • Know exactly what to do each step of the way by following my step-by-step video instructions.
  • You will know exactly how to go from brewing the ingredients, to fermentation, to bottling, to finally tasking your delicious homebrew!
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  • Nothing, I explain it all in my step-by-step instructional videos.

This course is for anyone who's been interested in making their own beer at home but doesn't know where to start.

Learning from books and magazines is difficult, but with my step-by-step instructional videos you will see exactly what to do and when. This ensures your very first brew day will be a blast and your first batch of beer will be delicious!

Also included are 4 custom guides filled with photos that make understanding the brewing process a breeze. I've even included a printable checklist for you to follow on your brew day to ensure you don't miss a step!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning how to brew their own beer at home.
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
How To Brew Beer At Home
32 Lectures 01:26:44

In this video series we'll be brewing using one of the very typical beer kits you would buy at a homebrew shop. The beer in this case is a clone of the very popular Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA).

In this first Lecture you will also see 4 different custom guides available for download, here is a short description of each:

  • 20 Surprising Facts About Homebrewing - Answer the most common questions beginners have
  • Introduction To Brewing - Easy to follow introductory guide that shows how the homebrewing process works (with photos).
  • Malt Extract Equipment Guide - The most basic type of brewing that everyone starts out is called malt extract brewing, and this guide explains the type of equipment you'll need to get started.
  • Homebrewing Checklist - This handy cheatsheet should be printed out and followed during your brew day to ensure you stay on track and don't miss any steps.
Preview 02:05

Review of the ingredients we'll be brewing with. These are the typical ingredients you'll find included in every beer brewing kit your purchase.

Ingredients Review

Detailed demonstration of all the equipment you'll need on your brew day.

Equipment Review

Before we boil we first need to steep our specialty grains, these are what give the beer an added dimension of flavor, aroma and body.

Preview 02:38

Getting the hops and malt extract ready to be added to our boil.

Prepping the Hops and Malt Extract

Removing the specialty grains from our kettle and rinsing the sugars from the grain bag.

Removing and Rinsing the Specialty Grains, and Adding the Malt Extract

The "hot break" is an early stage of the boil during which heavy proteins form. This video shows how to get through this stage without boiling over.

Getting Through the Hot Break

Adding our hop additions at two different intervals, with 60 minutes left in the boil and with 30 minutes left in the boil.

Preview 02:49

The wort chiller is used to quickly cool the wort down after the boil. It's not necessary but makes brewing much easier.

Rinsing and Sanitizing the Wort Chiller

Using the wort chiller to quickly cool the wort after the boil.

Preview 03:43

Final steps of the cooling process and getting the yeast ready to be pitched.

Last Steps of Cooling and Prepping the Carboy

Transferring the wort from the kettle to the carboy where it will ferment.

Transferring the Wort to the Carboy

Rinsing the wort from the hop bags and into the fermenter to capture as much sugar as possible.

Rinsing the Hop Bags

Collecting a sample of wort so we can measure our starting gravity later (and to taste it!).

Collecting a Wort Sample

Adding the yeast to the cooled wort.

Preview 02:55

Attaching the airlock to the carboy so the beer can't become infected but can still release pressure during fermentation.

Attaching the Airlock

Using a hydrometer to measure our starting/original specific gravity. This will be used after fermentation to calculate the alcohol strength of our beer (ABV%).

Measuring the Starting/Original Gravity

What the beer looks like 10 hours into fermentation.

First 10 Hours of Fermentation

A lot more fermentation activity between hours 10 and 12.

12 Hours into Fermentation

14 hours into fermentation and things are really going crazy! Time to attach a blow-off hose.

Preview 03:50

Hours 18-30 of fermentation, lots of healthy activity, things are looking great.

Fermentation Hours 18-30

Now that fermentation has calmed down quite a bit we can add our dry hops to the beer. Dry-hopping adds a lot of aroma to the finished beer.

Dry Hopping the Beer

Quick review of all the equipment you'll need to bottle your batch of beer.

Bottling Equipment Review

How to sanitize all the equipment for bottling.

Sanitizing the Bottling Equipment

Priming sugar is added to the bottled beer to trigger a secondary fermentation and carbonate the beer while in the bottle.

Boiling the Priming Sugar

Transferring the beer from the carboy fermenter to the bottling bucket.

Transferring the Beer

How to sanitize the bottles we'll be using.

Sanitizing the Bottles

How to setup your bottling process to make it as easy as possible.

Setting up the Bottling Bucket

Exactly how to fill each bottle.

Filling the Bottles

How to safely cap the bottles.

Capping the Bottles

Measuring the final specific gravity of the beer and calculating the alcohol content (ABV%).

Measuring Final Gravity and Calculating ABV%

After a couple of weeks in the bottle, time to pour out and taste our finished product!

Preview 01:59
About the Instructor
Steve Pavilanis
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Professional Brewer and Avid Homebrewer

What can I say, I love beer! After college I spent a couple years working in Germany, which took my passion to the next level. Like many other professional brewers I started out homebrewing and have been doing so for over 10 years now, winning many awards along the way.

I took my love of brewing to the next level and attended professional brewing school at Siebel Institute of Technology / World Brewing Academy and have worked at professional breweries for over 2 years.

My instructional videos make it easy for anyone to follow, but I also explain the science behind everything we do so you can better understand the process.