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Private Instruction - Brewing, Winemaking, Cider, Cheesemaking

We are now making our staff available to you for Private Instruction. We hope this will offer our hobbyists more than a group class ever could.  Private instruction takes place on premise at The Beverage People's Fermenters Warehouse, or by phone.

Our private instruction lesson plans are instruction only.  They do not include beverage/food production on site or any beverage/food handling. 

About Scheduling a Private Instruction


Home Brewing

Full Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Lesson 1 - Sensory Training – Basic
  • Lesson 2 - Basic Brewing – Extract
  • Lesson 3 - Bottling, Kegging & Counter Pressure Filling
  • Lesson 4 - Water Profile & Adjustment – Basic
  • Lesson 5 - The World of Yeast
  • Lesson 6 - The World of Hops
  • Lesson 7 - The World of Malt
  • Lesson 8 - Brewing Math
  • Lesson 9 - Wild & Sour Beers
  • Lesson 10 - Sensory Training – Advanced
  • Lesson 11 - Preparing for First All Grain Beer
  • Lesson 12 - Water Profile & Adjustment – Advanced
  • Lesson 13 - Grain and Mashing – Part II
  • Lesson 14 - Barrel Aging Beers – Barrel Care

Making Cider

Full Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Lesson 1 - Sensory and Styles Training - Basic
  • Lesson 2 - Basics of Cidermaking - Overview of process and equipment
  • Lesson 3 - Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Sulfiting
  • Lesson 4 - Apple Varieties, Harvest Math and Assessment of Apple Ripeness
  • Lesson 5 - Cidermaking Math & Lab Testing
  • Lesson 6 - Yeast and The Mysteries of Malolactic - Yeast Choices, Nutrition, and Malolactic Fermentation
  • Lesson 7 - Cider Flaws and How to Avoid or Fix Them
  • Lesson 8 - Aging Cider
  • Lesson 9 - Clarification - Filtration and Finings
  • Lesson 10 - Barrel Care, Tannins and Barrel Alternatives
  • Lesson 11 - Bottling and Sweetening Still Cider
  • Lesson 12 - Bottling, Kegging and Counter Pressure Filling Carbonated Cider
  • Lesson 13 - Approaching Different Heritage Cider Styles and Fun Modern Variations

Cheesemaking

Full Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Lesson 1 - Overview of Requirements in Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Cheesemaking
  • Lesson 2 - Starter Cultures, Coagulants, and Sanitation & Safety
  • Lesson 3 - Handling Curds and Salting Techniques
  • Lesson 4 - Affinage (Cheese Aging) – Humidity, Temperature and Rind Development
  • Lesson 5 - Pressing, Stretching Cheese, and Fun Enhancement Techniques - Leaf Wrapping, Wine & Beer Brining, Using Ash, Smoking Cheese

 

Our instructors can combine one-on-one support, with deep knowledge of the products available in the supply chain and the support of The Beverage People---a company that goes back to 1980, essentially the beginning of legal homebrewing in California.

About Scheduling a Private Instruction


Owner, Teacher, Author, BJCP Judge, Enthusiast

Gabe Jackson

Owner, Trained Hobbyist, Inventory & Purchasing Manager

Jane Jackson

Teacher, Author, Mfg & Merch Manager, Technical Rep, Enthusiast

Joe Hanson-Hirt