I have been teaching a series of classes at Cask and Kettle Homebrew in Boonton, NJ since June 2015.

One Saturday per month at 11 am I teach a “wet” class alternating between “Intro to Brewing” and “Going to All Grain”.

Here are the Class Descriptions:

Intro to Brewing: Join us for the Homebrewing for Beginners class for a hands on demonstration of the basics. At the end of the class you will have the knowledge to confidently begin brewing at home. Attendees will learn the critical skills needed to create a batch of beer including boiling, adding hops, chilling, sanitizing, and pitching yeast. The class will also learn how to bottle a 5 gallon batch of beer including adding priming sugar, sanitizing bottles, crimping crowns, and bottle conditioning. Attendees will also take home a detailed outline to walk you through all of  the key steps.

Going to All Grain: The Going to All Grain class offers a hands on demonstration of the all grain brewing process. At the end of the class you will have the knowledge to confidently begin brewing all grain batches at home. Attendees will learn about milling grain and different grain mill options, mash tun designs, batch and fly sparging techniques, hot liquor tank design, vorlauf, and lautering. The class will also learn how to calculate strike temperatures, strike and sparge volumes, mash efficiency, perform a starch conversion test, and measure pH. Attendees will take home a detailed outline to walk you through all of the key steps.

Check the C&K website for class schedule and call the shop to reserve a space. 973-917-4340

I also teach a classroom series. These classes get scheduled based on interest.

Classes may include: Next Steps in Fermentation, Growing Hops at Home, A Guide to Kegging and Draft Beer, Recipe Creation, Beer Tasting and Evaluation, Practical Brewing Water Chemistry, Other Living Beverages (mead and cider), and Brewing Sour Beer.

Use the form below if you are interested in attending. Once I have a at least 10 brewers signed up I will work with you to coordinate a class date.

I have also taught classes for Craft Beer and Brewing including a 2 part class on “Converting your Brewery from Propane to Electric” and a class with Radars Roast on “Brewing with Coffee”.