About This Coursebeginner
Brewing Your First Beer Is Easier Than You Think.
If you enjoy drinking beer then you’ve probably thought about brewing your own.
I know I have.
Many times while tasting a flight of beer at a local brewery, I’ve thought to myself “hmm… if this was a little hoppier or a little more full-bodied” – I always felt like I could improve on that beer but I didn’t know how to brew. The truth was… I was intimidated about brewing my own beer. Yet… I still had daydreams of making my own beer someday.
I had convinced myself that brewing beer would be complicated. Until I tried it.
This course is a summary of all the knowledge my roommate and I received from our beer brewing journey that resulted in 6 different beers totaling 30 gallons.
What You Will Learn From This Course
- An introductory understanding of the background of beer
- Knowledge about the different types of beer and why they are different
- Benefits of brewing your own beer and requirements to brew
- The necessary and best equipment to use to brew from your home
- The step by step process of brewing to make sure you get it just right
- Understanding of ingredients in recipes and their role in the brew
- A thorough list of possible problems and solutions
- Access to a kitchen
- A Brewing Kit (We’ll discuss this in the course)
What To Do Next?
Are you ready to brew your first craft beer?
I’ll walk you through step by step in this course and be available to answer any questions you have along the way. Think of me as your ‘beer brewing tour guide.’
It might be confusing where to start but let me make it clear to you what the first step is…
Register for this course.
The next step in your craft beer brewing journey is waiting.
Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Different Types of Beer
Different Types of Beer
Different Types of Beer Continuation
Lager, Wheat and Malt
Lager, Wheat and Malt Continuation
Section 3 - Benefits of Brewing and Requirements
Benefits of Brewing Your Own
Benefits of Brewing Your Own Continuation
Time and Space Requirements
Section 4 - Equipment
Equipment for Brewing Part 1
Equipment for Brewing Part 2
Section 5 - Brewing Process
Section 5 – Brewing Process
Section 5.1 – Brewing Process Continued
Section 5.2 – Brewing Process Continued
Section 6 - Order of Operations
Section 6 – Order of Operations
Section 6.1 – Order of Operations
Section 7 - Understand the Recipes and Sample Brews <- Start here to see videos of us brewing in action!
Section 7 – Understanding Recipes
Section 7.1 – Example Recipes
Section 7.2 – Blonde Ale Brewing Videos
Section 7.3 – Belgian Ale Brewing Videos
Section 7.4 – German Hefeweizen Brewing Videos
Section 7.5 – Stout Brewing Videos
Section 7.6 – Belgian Pale Ale Brewing Videos
Section 7.7 – Porter Brewing Videos
Section 8 - Problems and Solutions
Section 8 – Problems and Solutions
Section 8.1 Kettle
Section 8.2 Electric Stove
Section 8.3 Tubing & Barb Fitting
Section 8.4 Residue on Fermented Wort
Section 8.5 Flavor is Acidic or Sour
Section 8.6 Fermentation Stops Too Early
Section 8.7 Fermentation Never Starts
Section 8.8 Rust Residue
Section 8.9 Hops Boil Over
Section 8.10 Not Enough Carbonation
Section 8.11 Overly Carbonated Beer
Section 8.12 Fermentation Overflow
Section 8.13 Airlock or Cap Pops Off