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Old 02-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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The Colorado State University at Pueblo is putting on home brew classes. I am interested but the cost is a bit prohibitive. The classes are divided up by beer style. Each style is three nights worth of classes for 125 dollars per style. Has anyone else attended similar classes and was it worth 125 dollars?

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Old 02-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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It would be if you at least got to keep a batch of beer out of it.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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IMO: You can learn everything you'd learn in a class from hanging out on HBT for a while. I'm guessing there'll be far more information about multiple techniques here, so you can choose the one that's right for you. Just brew a few times and you'll start to figure out what works and what doesn't for you.

Save the money to buy ingredients!

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$125 per style? You'll be shelling out a lot of money. You could buy all of the Classic Style books, buy a kit for each style (giving you 5 gallons of beer per style), buy all the equipment you need for all-grain brewing, buy some commercial examples to sample, and still have money left over! I'd say you're better off reading different publications and listening to The Brewing Network podcasts anyway.

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That's crazy. Find a BJCP judge and pay him to tutor you. You buy the beer, I'll bet it would be a lot more fun, and frankly probably more educational.

Join the next meeting of your local beer club and find the right person.

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