About This Course

This comprehensive introductory course teaches you everything you need to know to brew great beer at home using malt extract, hops, yeast, and water. From raw ingredients to pouring your first pint of homebrew and everything in between, there's no better introduction to the hobby.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome!

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    • Welcome

    • About this course

    • Course objectives

    • Course Units

    • Equipment needed for this course

    • Materials needed for this course

  • 02

    Beer Basics

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    • Beer basics

    • How beer is made

    • Beer's four main ingredients

    • Wort preparation

    • Boiling with hops

    • Fermentation

    • Conditioning

    • Packaging

    • Sanitation

  • 03

    Brewing Your Beer

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    • Brewing your beer

    • Brew day overview

    • Recipe

  • 04

    Before the Boil

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    • Before the Boil

    • Prepare equipment and ingredients

    • Prepare yeast

    • Prepare sanitizer solution

    • Sanitize Carboy

    • Heat water in brew kettle

    • Prepare and steep specialty grains

    • Prepare and steep specialty grains Video

    • Remove specialty grains

    • Remove specialty grains video

    • Add malt extract

    • Add Malt Extract Video

  • 05

    Boiling Your Wort

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    • Boiling your wort

    • Prepare your hops

    • Boiling

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    • 59–16 minutes remaining

    • 15 minutes remaining

    • Add yeast nutrient

    • 10 Minutes Hop Addition

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    • Wort chillers

  • 06

    After the Boil

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    • After the boil

    • Cool the wort

    • Transfer

    • Transfer wort to Fermentor

    • Top up if needed

    • Measure original gravity (OG)

    • Original Gravity

    • Pitch brewer's yeast

    • Pitch Brewers Yeast Video

    • Lock up and store

  • 07

    Fermenting Your Beer

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    • Fermenting Your Beer

    • Lag phase

    • High Kräusen

    • Flocculation

    • Gravity Readings

  • 08

    Conditioning Your Beer

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    • Conditioning your beer

    • Racking to secondary

    • Dry hops

    • Bulk conditioning

    • Measure final gravity (FG)

    • Final Gravity

  • 09

    Bottling Your Beer

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    • Bottling Beer

    • Bottling day agenda

    • Sanitize bottles, caps, and equipment

    • Prepare priming sugar solution

    • Rack to bottling bucket with priming solution

    • Bottling Overview

    • Fill bottles

    • Filling Bottles

    • Cap bottles

    • Capping Your Bottles

    • Store bottles

  • 10

    Enjoying Your Beer

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    • Enjoying your beer

    • Wait

    • Refrigerate

    • Pour

    • Observe

  • 11

    Thank You

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    • Thank You!

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