Homebrew Instruction Class

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Making beer at home is cheap, easy, and great fun. Learn about the initial phase, which is basically tea made from grains (usually oats, wheat, or some similar combination thereof) and then adding sugar in.
 
Making beer at home is cheap, easy, and great fun. Learn about the initial phase, which is basically tea made from grains (usually oats, wheat, or some similar combination thereof) and then adding sugar in.
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Class schedule to be determined by speed of material acquisition. I would like to hold first class in December. Full fermentation (first boil to first beer) is about 6-8 weeks.
  
 
It consists of a lot of boiling and since we haven't tried it on this stove before... may be upwards of 3 hours long. Bring something to keep yourself entertained in the meantime (like a great book, some home brew you've already made, or your latest project).
 
It consists of a lot of boiling and since we haven't tried it on this stove before... may be upwards of 3 hours long. Bring something to keep yourself entertained in the meantime (like a great book, some home brew you've already made, or your latest project).
  
Steve C is the local brewer, but has not done every type of beer out there... yet.
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A partial list of materials, blatantly stolen from [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com the local brewshop's site]:
 
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     * [http://www.learntobrew.com/store/item/yvpw/Brewing_Equipment_-_Bottling_Packaging/6_5_Gallon_Bottling_Bucket_with_Lid_and_Spigot.html 6.5 Gallon Bucket with lid and w/Spigot] (Primary Fermenter)
A partial list of materials, blatantly stolen from the local brewshop's site (www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com):
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq216.htm 6.5 Gallon Glass Carboy] (Secondary Fermenter)
     * 6.5 Gallon Bucket w/Spigot (Primary Fermenter)
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq218.htm Handle for Carboy] invaluable for help moving, like from brewsite to bottling site (floor to counter)
     * 5 Gallon Glass Carboy (Secondary Fermenter)             - Steve C has one of these he can donate
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    * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq322.htm Funnel]
     * Funnel
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    * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq242.htm Nylon steeping bag] OR [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq243.htm Cloth sleeve]
     * Two Rubber Stoppers
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     * Two Rubber Stoppers - not sure of the size, I can figure this out when we get the carboy secured
     * Two Airlocks
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq230.htm Airlocks] 2 of em
     * Siphon Hoses
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq329.htm Siphon Hose] 8 feet
     * Bottle Filler
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq319.htm Bottle Filler]
     * Bottle Brush
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq318.htm Bottle Brush]
     * Carboy Brush
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq317.htm Bottle washer]
     * Butterfly Bottle Capper
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    * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq217.htm Carboy Brush]
     * 60 Caps
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     * [http://www.mrbeer.com/product-exec/product_id/78/nm/Hand_Bottle_Capper Hand Bottle Capper]
     * Hydrometer and Sample Jar
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq307.htm Bottle Caps]
     * Fermometer
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq226.htm Hydrometer]
     * Siphon Starter
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    * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq232.htm Sample Jar]
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq227.htm Fermometer]
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq229.htm Siphon Starter]
 
     * Glass bottles to hold 5 gallons of beer... approximately 60x 12 ounce bottles.
 
     * Glass bottles to hold 5 gallons of beer... approximately 60x 12 ounce bottles.
     * 4 or 5 gallon (the larger the better) brewpot WITH LID for making the wort in its initial phases, preferably steel or aluminum
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq211.htm 5 gallon] (the larger the better) brewpot WITH LID for making the wort in its initial phases
     * Plastic spoon for stirring wort whilst making the tea
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq233.htm Plastic spoon] for stirring wort whilst making the tea
     * Nice thermometer, with some sort of attachment for side of the brewpot
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     * [http://www.sanfranciscobrewcraft.com/product_p/eq225.htm Nice thermometer] needs to go 200+ degrees Fahrenheit, with an attachment for attaching to side of brewpot
  
 
This is materials for a 5 gallon batch of beer, which yields about 4.75 usable gallons. The only thing needed for more beer (or beer to be brewed more often) is the ingredients and more carboys and bottles, all of which is highly modular and can be acquired as necessary.
 
This is materials for a 5 gallon batch of beer, which yields about 4.75 usable gallons. The only thing needed for more beer (or beer to be brewed more often) is the ingredients and more carboys and bottles, all of which is highly modular and can be acquired as necessary.
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Steve C is the local brewer, but has not done every type of beer out there... yet.

Latest revision as of 19:42, 22 November 2008

Making beer at home is cheap, easy, and great fun. Learn about the initial phase, which is basically tea made from grains (usually oats, wheat, or some similar combination thereof) and then adding sugar in.

Class schedule to be determined by speed of material acquisition. I would like to hold first class in December. Full fermentation (first boil to first beer) is about 6-8 weeks.

It consists of a lot of boiling and since we haven't tried it on this stove before... may be upwards of 3 hours long. Bring something to keep yourself entertained in the meantime (like a great book, some home brew you've already made, or your latest project).

A partial list of materials, blatantly stolen from the local brewshop's site:

   * 6.5 Gallon Bucket with lid and w/Spigot (Primary Fermenter)
   * 6.5 Gallon Glass Carboy (Secondary Fermenter)
   * Handle for Carboy invaluable for help moving, like from brewsite to bottling site (floor to counter)
   * Funnel
   * Nylon steeping bag OR Cloth sleeve
   * Two Rubber Stoppers - not sure of the size, I can figure this out when we get the carboy secured
   * Airlocks 2 of em
   * Siphon Hose 8 feet
   * Bottle Filler
   * Bottle Brush
   * Bottle washer
   * Carboy Brush
   * Hand Bottle Capper
   * Bottle Caps
   * Hydrometer
   * Sample Jar
   * Fermometer
   * Siphon Starter
   * Glass bottles to hold 5 gallons of beer... approximately 60x 12 ounce bottles.
   * 5 gallon (the larger the better) brewpot WITH LID for making the wort in its initial phases
   * Plastic spoon for stirring wort whilst making the tea
   * Nice thermometer needs to go 200+ degrees Fahrenheit, with an attachment for attaching to side of brewpot

This is materials for a 5 gallon batch of beer, which yields about 4.75 usable gallons. The only thing needed for more beer (or beer to be brewed more often) is the ingredients and more carboys and bottles, all of which is highly modular and can be acquired as necessary.

Steve C is the local brewer, but has not done every type of beer out there... yet.

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