Brew It Yourself 102: Full Grain Brewing

Sat Jan 27 (full schedule below)
Comrades' Beer Lab
11:00 AM
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Brew It Yourself 102: Full Grain Brewing
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 Comrades 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 2 different 5 gallon batches of beer via the full-grain brewing method.  We’ll carbonate our beer both in the bottle, and via force carbonation in a keg.  During the brew, we’ll cover all your options for equipment, and dive into the science behind the art.  We'll also break out the microscope, and take a look at our good friends yeast.  You'll learn how to do cell counting and viability testing, which will really give you insight into the inner workings of your fermentation.

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.
Note that the class is taught over 2 sessions:Brewing: Saturday August 12 11a-6p, Bottling: Wednesday August 30 7p-9p
Cool Stuff:
9 hours total class timeWe do the whole process together from beginning to end - not a demoSmall classes - max of 8 people in classTake home beer you madeLearn from a professional brewerLearn from someone who's taught over 400 people how to brewLearn techniques no other class will teach you
Check out a great article Liquid Bread Magazine did on my classes.
And check out lots of pics from previous classes on Facebook.
You must be 21+ to attend the class.  Please note there is a 5 day cancellation and transfer policy.  No refunds or transfers are granted within 5 days of the start of class.


  1. Comrades' Beer Lab 726 15th Street, San Francisco, CA