All-Grain Homebrewing 101

All-Grain Homebrewing 101 — from equipment needs to recipe selection, mashing, collecting your wort and troubleshooting common issues. This class is designed for brewers of all levels but please note we will not cover the entire brewing process. Rather, we will focus on the key differences in brewing from all-grain with special attention to the mashing process.

All-grain brewing is the process of brewing with base grains rather than malt extract. There are many considerations in moving to this type of brewing. With the right info, all-grain brewing gives you ultimate control over your beers — not to mention it can be incredibly rewarding.

Topics will include:

Why go all-grain?
Equipment options for all-grain homebrewing
Choosing a recipe and ingredients for your first all-grain brew
All-grain water basics
Temperatures, Malt enzymes and Starch conversion
Mashing, Vorlauf and Sparging techniques
Calculating efficiency
Tools and tips to make your all-grain brew day a success
Troubleshooting common issues

Class includes one 8oz. pour from our tasting room

Class length 2 hours Hosted by Sean Watkins & Erick Oropeza 

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Wort Day – Kettle Sour

Wort Day, Kettle Sour :
Bring in a Carboy, leave with Soured, Boiled Wort!

We will have pre-soured and boiled wort available to take home and finish up. Even if you’ve never made a beer, this is a way you can easily try your hand at fermentation.

Basic Info:

  • Pricing is per gallon – If you would like 5 gallons, you need to add 5 items to the cart
  • Maximum 5 Gallons per homebrewer
  • Fermenters should be clean/sanitized when you bring them in
  • Bring some bottles to Wort Day Bottle Share (See Bottle Share Dates Below)
    • You’ll get sample other experiments done with the same wort!

Reserve your Wort

2019 Schedule:

Wort Day Pickup (12p-2p):
6/29/19 | 9/28/19
*Wort Day Bottle Share (6p-8p):
7/03/19 | 11/02/19 |

*Bottle Share is 5-6 weeks after wort day pickup. Bring 1-2 bottles by to share your experiments, and taste what everyone else tried as well.

Wort Day Bottle Share

Time to show off your fermentation skills!

If you were lucky enough to grab some of the Kettle Sour at any of our wort days, bring in a bottle or two to share!

We’re inviting everyone back to talk about your experience and methods, and drink some amazing creative brews.

See you at Home!

 

Home Brewing Co. Tasting Room

 

Wort Day – Kettle Sour

Wort Day, Kettle Sour :
Bring in a Carboy, leave with Soured, Boiled Wort!

We will have pre-soured and boiled wort available to take home and finish up. Even if you’ve never made a beer, this is a way you can easily try your hand at fermentation.

Basic Info:

  • Pricing is per gallon – If you would like 5 gallons, you need to add 5 items to the cart
  • Maximum 5 Gallons per homebrewer
  • Fermenters should be clean/sanitized when you bring them in
  • Bring some bottles to Wort Day Bottle Share (See Bottle Share Dates Below)
    • You’ll get sample other experiments done with the same wort!

Reserve your Wort

2019 Schedule:

Wort Day Pickup (12p-2p):
6/29/19 | 9/28/19
*Wort Day Bottle Share (6p-8p):
7/03/19 | 11/02/19 |

*Bottle Share is 5-6 weeks after wort day pickup. Bring 1-2 bottles by to share your experiments, and taste what everyone else tried as well.

Resilience IPA (Big Batch) Release & Raffle Announcement Party

Campfire Victims Relief Fundraiser Part Two of Two:

Resilience IPA (Big Batch) Release & Raffle Announcement Party

We will announce the winner of the Grainfather raffle, and tap our version of Resilience IPA brewed on our 7bbl system.
100% of Proceeds for Resilience IPA go to Victim Relief Fund.
100% of Proceeds for Grainfather Raffle go to Victim Relief Fund.
Raffle Tickets Can be Purchased Here:

About The #Campfire:

The Camp Fire devastated communities in Northern California in November 2018. The fire caused 88 fatalities (as of Dec. 5 2018) and destroyed entire communities. Official updates can be found here.

About The Raffle:

  • 100% of proceeds will go to The Camp Fire Relief Fund.
  • Buy as many raffle tickets as you like!
  • Entering is easy. Simply add as many tickets to the cart as you like. We will automatically assign and email your raffle ticket numbers.
  • The Raffle will be drawn on the same day that we release Resilience IPA (Date TBD – Late January).
  • You will not need to be present to win, as the raffle will be drawn electronically.

About The Grainfather:

The Grainfather, is your all in one brewing system, to make beer from grain. The sleek look, user friendly, intuitive design, and innovative features, make this your perfect brewing companion for both experienced and beginner all grain brewers.

 It is made from high quality 304 grade stainless steel with a 30 L capacity, designed to make up to 23 L of beer from one brew.

This unit has been donated by Grainfather in an effort to raise as much donations as possible.

Holiday Sweater Trashy Hour Edition

Help us Keep our Neighborhood Beautiful!

Join us for a short (30-45min) walk around the block to spruce our neighborhood up a bit.

Stick around for $3 Pints in the tasting room until 2pm (before/after drinks encouraged).

Meet here at the Home Brewing Co. Tasting Room.

National Fast Food Day Beer Paring

National Fast Food Day
Beer & Taco Bell Pairing

Taco Bell Items paired with delicious Home Brewing Co beers. Curated by Owner George Thornton (Cicerone and National Beer Judge). Join us for a fun filled garbage food eating experience.

This is the best of all of your worlds colliding like a non-accidental acid trip through all those times when you thought you were hoity-toity, but come on, we all just really want some Taco Bell.

Sit back and let us fine dine you. We will pick up the food and have it ready for you by 6:30pm. We will pour your beers and have a tasting matte with our tasting notes prepared ahead of time.

Includes:
3x Curated Home Brewing Co. Beers (totaling more than one pint)
Curated Meal of Taco Bell Items

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Off Flavors Workshop

Learn about the Main 8 beer off flavors, how to identify them, and how to correct them.

A large part about improving yourself as a brewer is understanding how to identify off flavors, how they are created, and how to avoid them. These skill sets are also important for bartenders, servers, restaurant/bar owners.

The average beer consumer should also be aware of how to identify these flaws, and how to politely address the issue if they are served a flawed beer. Not all flaws are equal, and some “flaws” are acceptable to a certain degree in many styles. This course will serve as a building block for building your overall beer knowledge and appreciation.

This 1.5 hr class will provide samples of a control beer that has been dosed with the chemical compounds that we associate with the most common off-flavors in beer production and draft dispense. Includes:

*8* Off-flavors
1 control beer
Guided tasting/instruction

Must be 21, or older, to attend. Valid ID MUST be present at tasting.

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6th Anniversary & Collaboration with ChuckAlek Can Release

Can Release:
Are you a Dad? Are you Rad? Are you neither?
Well it’s your time. Calling all Rad Dads and awesome humans.
We’re celebrating our 6th Anniversary for The Homebrewer and 3rd Anniversary for Home Brewing Co.

Rad Dad Can Release;
To celebrate the good times with our friends ChuckAlek, we present to you this delightfully refreshing German Pilsner blended with Star Fruit and El Dorado hops. This beer is packed with all the juiciness to accompany any of the bad dad jokes.
 
Movie Night:
We’ll be playing a special movie selected by our collaborators.
 
Food Pairing:
To be announced… It will be awesome.
Patio Unveiling:
Possibly…we hope…if permitted.
 
We get it Terry, we know how to make a Kleenex dance. 
Have another sip of this amazing beer and put a little boogie in it.