PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE INSTRUCTOR’S BREWING FACILITY LOCATED AT 726 15TH STREET IN POTRERO HILL.
Are you ready to take your home-brewing to the next level? Brew It Yourself 102 will give you all the techniques you need to make great beer at home via the advanced full-grain brewing method. After the class, you’ll walk away with a case of beer that you helped make, and the confidence to tackle a full-grain batch of beer at home.
You’ll get to take the class in the Mercurius Brewing secret beer laboratory. We’ll first create a yeast starter, which will really get your yeast ready to take on the big job ahead of them. Then we’ll brew two 5-gallon batches of beer via the full-grain brewing method. We’ll also cover oxygenating the wort and fermentation temperature control, techniques that will really take your fermentation to the next level, whether you do extract or full-grain brewing. When the beer is done fermenting, we’ll carbonate our beer both in the bottle, and via force carbonation in a keg. Then you’ll use a counter-pressure bottle filler to fill bottles from the keg, so you have ready-to-drink carbonated beer. During the brew, we’ll cover all your options for equipment, and dive into the science behind the art.
Since we’ll be going through some advanced techniques, we assume you already have basic brewing knowledge for this class. It is required that you have brewed at home, extract or full grain, or taken our Brew It Yourself 101 class.
This is the only class in SF where you get to learn from a professional brewer, and take home beer that you made. The class is limited to just 8 people, so you’ll get lots of time to ask questions. Your instructor Jason has worked hard to bring the principles and techniques of professional brewing to the world of homebrewing. You’ll really get a unique perspective that will take your brewing to the next level.
Part One: Saturday, June 29th - 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Part Two: Thursday, July 18th - 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Mercurius Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights.
The rules / important stuff:
We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy
- this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy
. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org