About This Course

In this course we'll teach you how to build your own homebrew recipes from the ground up. Whether you like to drink over-the-top hop bombs or prefer the subtle pleasures of a British pub ale, you'll discover how to create and adjust recipes one ingredient at a time.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Introduction

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    • Welcome!

    • Meet Your Instructor

  • 02

    What Should I Brew?

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    • What Should I Brew?

    • Deciding What to Brew

    • Start With a Known Recipe

  • 03

    Choose a Yeast Strain

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    • Choose a Yeast Strain

    • Why Choose Your Yeast First?

    • Flavor & Aroma Qualities

    • Attenuation

    • Flocculation

    • Jay on Yeast

  • 04

    Build a Malt Foundation

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    • Build a Malt Foundation

    • Base Malts

    • Jay on Malt

    • American Styles

    • British Styles

    • Belgian & German Styles

    • Base Malts by Style

    • Extract Considerations

  • 05

    Round Out With Specialty Grains

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    • Round Out With Specialty Grains

    • Specialty Grains: Easy Does It

    • Caramel & Crystal Malts

    • Toasted & Roasted Malts

    • Jay on Specialty Grains

  • 06

    Incorporate Adjuncts

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    • Incorporate Adjuncts

    • Adjuncts? Really?

    • Jay on Adjuncts

    • Cereal Adjuncts

    • Sugar Adjuncts

  • 07

    Choose a Mash Schedule

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    • Choose a Mash Schedule

    • How to Choose a Mash

    • Mash Schedules

    • Mash Methods

    • Jay on Mashing

    • Enzyme Regimes

  • 08

    Select Hops for Bitterness, Flavor & Aroma

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    • Select Hops for Bitterness, Flavor & Aroma

    • Hop Scheduling

    • Jay on Hops

    • First Wort Hops

    • Bittering Hops

    • Flavor and Aroma Hops

    • Dry Hops

    • Hopbursting

  • 09

    Spice it Up!

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    • Spice it Up!

    • Adding Spices

    • Jay on Adding Spices

  • 10

    Calculate Essential Metrics

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    • Calculate Essential Metrics

    • Why Do Math?

    • Original Gravity

    • Final Gravity

    • Alcohol by volume

    • Bitterness & Color

    • Brewing Software

    • Jay on Brewing Metrics

  • 11

    Review Your Recipe

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    • Review Your Recipe

    • Review & Revise

    • Packaging Considerations

    • Jay on Packaging

  • 12

    Brew It! (& Take Notes)

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    • Brew it!

    • Brew it & Take Notes

    • Notes & Brew Log

    • And Again...

    • And Again.

  • 13

    Thank you!

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    • Thank You!

    • Conclusion

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