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Old 05-13-2009, 03:27 AM   #1
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Default Are there any schools out there?

I've got and thoroughly read a lot of books on brewing (well, 6 or 7). HTB, DGB, Papazian's stuff, Clones, Styles.

That's a lot different than actually watching/working with/being taught the appropriate techniques and variations where brewing is concerned. I went to gunsmithing school in the 80's on the GI bill. Teachers raise the learning curve significantly - plus, you don't just start working at a brewery when you have another job.

I'm not interested in a commercial situation, just significantly improved HB technique. Are there any extension classes - kind of like Marc Adams and his woodworking school?

This shouldn't be that hard.

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Old 05-13-2009, 04:29 AM   #2
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I teach a class in California if you want to fly out for a little vacation. You can get the details at Brew School Home Pg1
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I see a good business opportunity in this area. Here we have a shop called Water to Wine that helps people make wine. How come there isn't one for Beer? At least to help those that are at least interested to get into the hobby?

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I believe UCB has a brew master masters program
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:26 AM   #5
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Siebel Institute of Technology

They have some homebrew courses and other relative courses

Siebel Institute / Fort Lewis College Advanced Homebrewing Program

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Occasionally, someone on the board tries to setup a class with a local college. They don't seem to do very well.
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I do pretty well at Cabrillo College in Soquel. California. I take the students through 5 weekends learning everything from the basics of extract to using my gravity fed all-grain system making 10 gallons. It's a great class. The final day, we pair food with 3 of the homebrews that we made during class.
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I like the idea of the Advance Homebrewing Course at the Siebel institute in Durango, but I can't find the course on the Fort Lewis site. Tough catalog to maneuver through. Can anyone find dates?

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Your best bet is your Local Homebrew store. If you are close to Cap n Cork they do classes for around $20 sometimes.
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I would also recommend looking for a homebrewing club in your area. Mine has an annual brewday every year. I have taken a few friends along to show them the process. We usually do a couple of batches, at least one AG and at least one extract.


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