Classes

Below are classes available including Description, Class Size, Cost and Schedule

Payment options

-Call into the store, 402-991-6655, and pay via credit card
-Stop by the store to book your class via cash or credit card

*No discounts apply to class costs. Certificates can be used towards classes!

Class list

  • Homebrewing 101 – this TWO HOUR class will provide you with all the necessary information for you to brew your first one gallon batch of wort from an extract recipe.  This class is not intended to teach you all there is to know about brewing beer, but don’t worry, there are other Patriot classes to help with that as listed below.
    The class includes a practical application of extract brewing.  Also including preparation, brewing, and fermenting.   Patriot will supply all equipment and lend out the fermenting bucket, lid and airlock.  Each student will take home one gallon of wort to be fermented and then bottled.

Dates available: Sun, Aug 20 (FILLED) AND Sat, Sept 30
Class Time: 10am to Noon
Class size: 4
Cost:
$25 per station (two people max per station)

  • Brew in a Bag (BIAB) – this FOUR HOUR course will introduce Brewers to a brew method that transition from extract to all grain with minimal equipment (one 10g Blichmann kettle), setup or time.  This course will provide an overview of the process, equipment using a propane burner, and a hands-on practical exercise.

Dates available: Sat, Aug. 19 (FILLED) AND Sat, Sept 9
Class Time:
10-2pm
Class size
: 5
Cost:
$20 per person

  • 3 Tier Brewingthis SIX HOUR course is for intermediate brewers who are either thinking of making the jump to all-grain brewing using the three tier technique or looking to improve their all-grain techniques. The class includes an in-depth discussion and hands-on application of the equipment, ingredients, and the brewing process.  The class includes a practical application of all-grain brewing using the Ruby Street system which includes three 33 gallon kettles.  This includes equipment preparation and sanitation, mashing/lautering, boiling and chilling 20 gallons of wort which is split among the students to be fermented at home.

Class prerequisite: one fermenting bucket with lid/carboy and airlock
Dates available: Sat, Sept 23
Class Time: 10am to 4pm
Class size: 4
Cost: $65 per person (includes a pizza lunch)

  • Brewer’s Bundle – this FOUR DAY course over four weeks is a beginner’s introduction to homebrewing.  Start with an overview of the components of beer in the ingredient class, then an overview of required equipment, moving into an understanding of beer styles and creating a beer recipe, and last brewing a one gallon extract batch of wort with a partner.

Cost:  *Classes 1-3 are $20 per person per class OR  *The Brewer’s Bundle includes all three classes listed below plus a brew day (class 4) for $85 per person

Class prerequisite: is a copy of the book “How to Brew” by John J. Palmer. You can bring in your copy or purchase a copy at Patriot Homebrew Supply for $19.95.

Week 1) Ingredients 101 – this TWO HOUR course will introduce you to the four components of beer (yeast, hops, malt and water).  This will include hands on sampling; tasting grain, smelling hops and the characteristics of yeast.   You will also be introduced to the regional varieties of ingredients.

Date available:  Thursday, August 3
Class Time: 6pm – 8pm
Class size: 8

Week 2) Equipment and Brew Day Preparation – this TWO HOUR course will offer an overview of basic brewing equipment, sanitation/cleaning, brew day preparation, and bottling.  This class will include practical exercises involving the use of the equipment.

Date available:  Thursday, August 10
Class Time: 6pm – 8pm
Class size: 8

Week 3) Beer Styles and Recipe Building – this TWO HOUR course will introduce you to common beer styles and converting them into a homebrew recipe.  Liquid and dry malt extract recipes will be the focus.   After this class you should be able to build your own ‘kit’.

Date available: Thursday, August 17
Class Time: 6pm – 8pm
Class size: 8

Week 4) Brew Day – this TWO HOUR course is a culmination of the previous three courses.  Operating in two person teams you will brew a one gallon extract batch of wort.

Date available: Thursday, August 24
Class Time: 6pm – 8pm
Class size: 6

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