btsb Course offerings

We offer a variety of brewing courses for brewers of all experience levels.  Each course includes theoretical knowledge and practical brewing skills.

 
 

btsb 101 - Intro to brewing

Demystify your pint!  Groups of four will each make a 20-liter batch and find out how each step of the process affects the beer in the glass.  Participants will learn more about the history of brewing and the science behind each step. Complimentary tastings will allow the participant to appreciate the impact of a variety of ingredients on the final product.

THIS COURSE NO LONGER OFFERED

 

 
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btsb 201 - Approaches to brewing ales

There's more than one way to turn malt, water, and hops into beer!  This 3-session course will introduce three home brewing methods and dive into major beer styles of the world.  The 201 Course focuses on brewing ales and the various ale-styles.

Each session includes brewing instruction and guided tastings.  Participants will learn the differences between All-Extract, Extract and Specialty Grain, and All-Grain brewing which will equip them to brew at home despite space and equipment limitations.  

We will gladly organize a 201 course for a minimum group of 4 participants on a day/time at your convenience - whether spread out over consecutive weeks, or condensed into a single weekend.  Contact us to schedule.

BTSB 201Topics

  • Session 1 - Extract Brewing & English/American Ales

  • Session 2 - Specialty Grain Brewing & French/Belgian Ales

  • Session 3 - All-Grain Brewing & German Ales

 
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btsb 301 - recipe design & troubleshooting

Ditch the kits and the training wheels!  Build a foundation of brewing knowledge over a six-week period to improve your brewing skills and learn the fundamentals of recipe-design and troubleshooting.  Each week focuses on one step of the brewing process during a 2-hour session.  The first three weeks cover the basics of recipe design where you will put together your own custom recipe. The last three weeks cover fermentation, packaging and sensory training to trouble-shoot your beer.  No prior brewing experience required, but the Intro to Brewing Course is recommended as a pre-requisite.  This course will allow you to finally have the confidence to ditch clone recipes and begin crafting your own creations.

Session Schedule:

Session 1 - Grain Bill Design, Malt types

Session 2 - Water Profile, Mineral Additions, Mashing

Session 3 - Hop Scheduling, IBUs, The Boil

Session 4 - Yeast & Fermentation

Session 5 - Packaging

Session 6 - Troubleshooting your beer