This two-session Beginning Brewing Class with Style and Faults Tasting course will cover the basics of brewing, packaging, and evaluating styles and off-flavors in beer. The first day, we will demonstrate brewing a 5-gallon batch of ale from a partial-grain mash and cover recipe design, brewing math, and sanitation. Each student will get a copy of Brewing Quality Beers by Byron Burch. In the second session, we will both bottle and keg the beer we made in the first class. Each student will take some beer home to complete the bottle fermentation. Once the beer is packaged, we will lead you on a sensory tasting of common off flavors as well as major beer styles while discussing ingredients and methods used in their production. The tastings will be lead by BJCP beer judge Gabe Jackson using the Siebel Institute essential off-flavors kit.
Instructors: BJCP beer judge Gabe Jackson w/ Alec Klassen
Date and Time: 03/04/2017 AND 03/11/2017, 1-4 PM
Location: The Beverage People Classroom, 1845 Piner Rd Suite D, Santa Rosa, CA 95403