International Women’s Collabo Brew Day/ Pink Boots Brew

We love to celebrate, just about anything…

…so you know we are going to celebrate women!
 
We’re hosting a Pink Boots Brew Day for anyone and everyone to see what’s behind the tap wall at Home Brewing Co.
Step in, participate, take pictures and ask all questions!
 
In the mean time, mingle, hang out and grab a beer or two with some awesome people. All in the spirit of women.

Know Your Ingredients: Malt Workshop

Learn more about the beer making process & ingredients.

This hands-on malt workshop covers in depth the malting process and how the choice of different malts can dramatically effect your beers.
Class includes one 8oz. pour from Home Brewing Co.
Class length 1 hours

w/ Special Guest Instructor:
Graciela Cervantes: International Beer Judge, Quality Control Manager, Distributor for Rheinphaltz Malt.

Topics will include:

  • The Malting Process
  • Methods for Sensory & Quality Analysis
  • How to do the ASBC Malt Analysis at Home
  • Tools and tips to for choosing the malt bill of your next recipe

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE ($5 presale | $7 day of)

 

 

 

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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Intro to Homebrewing

An intro to homebrewing that will get you started making your own great beer.

  • Designed for beginning through intermediate brewers
  • Learn key terms
  • Overview of the ingredients and what they contribute
  • How different beer styles are created
  • The basic brewing process
  • Tips and Tricks for a successful brew day
  • Emphasis is on partial grain AKA extract AKA extract with grains brewing.
  • Saving the universe through homebrew!
  • Class Length – 1.5-2 hrs

View our intro to brewing video here.

Reserve Your Seat Here

Intro to Kegging Homebrew

This class covers the entire process of kegging homebrew — from equipment needs to the carbonation process, serving methods and troubleshooting. We’ll also look at home draft systems and their maintenance. This class is designed for brewers of all levels.

Topics will include:

Demonstration of the kegging process
Options for carbonation
Overview of draft systems — from picnic taps to commercial and DIY kegerators
Basic principles of draft system balance and maintenance
Filling bottles and growlers from your tap
Troubleshooting common issues

Class includes two 8oz. pours from our tasting room

Class length 1.5 hours

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Fine-Tuning and Creative Brewing Seminar

Fine-Tuning and Creative Brewing Seminar

Want to eliminate the dreaded “homebrewed” taste from your brews? Learn from  multi-award winning homebrewer Brian Trout how to fine tune and creatively modify your beers, meads and ciders. This seminar will focus on transforming your brewday by giving you the tools you need in the form of easy and often overlooked steps. This seminar will elevate your brews from average homebrews to superior craft brews.

There will be a hands-on portion of the seminar where you will be able to “dose” a base beer to practice some of the tips you’ll learn in the seminar.

This is the seminar Brian will be presenting at the 2016 National Homebrewers Conference in Baltimore. You won’t want to miss it!

Brian an active member of San Diego’s QUAFF homebrewing club, president of Queso Diego (cheese making club), a BJCP and mead judge, instructor of numerous homebrewing and cider workshops, and contributing author for BeerAdvocate and West Coaster magazines. Brian has earned numerous regional and national awards, including two best of show mead/cider and two Brewing Machine awards at America’s Finest City Homebrew Competition, MCAB gold, silver and bronze medals, and a silver medal at NHC 2015 in the Sour Ale category.

includes two 8oz pours from the tasting room taps

class length 1.5 hours

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE

AHA Big Brew for National Homebrew Day 2016

Participate in the AHA Big Brew for National Homebrew Day 2016 at The Homebrewer!

Come join us for brewing demos, beer, and camaraderie in celebration of National Homebrew Day. We will be joined by local award-winning homebrew club The Brewing Borrachos — Gabe Padilla, Jason Justeson, Victor Carrasquillo and Ralph Carrasquillo — as well as FDC Brewing’s Dave Stepp and Todd Nelson. We will be brewing extract and all-grain versions of the 2016 Big Brew beers. A traditional alt-bier and a delicious ginger honey summer ale: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/aha-events/national-homebrew-day/

Both clubs are part of the larger San Diego Firefighter homebrewing community and we are so lucky to have them. We will  have beer to sample from Home Brewing Co. as well as food available for purchase. The brewers will be available to answer questions and demonstrate their techniques.

Also, we will be raffling off a Equipment Starter Kit to a lucky new homebrewer — please bring your friends interested in this great hobby!

This is event is FREE.