Homebrew Classes.

Just wanted to let you know that I will be teaching my first beginner class at Brooklyn Homebrew on October 5th. This will be the first of many classes that I plan to do every month, eventually incorporating an advanced all-grain class once we get the details ironed out. So if you or someone you know wants to get started, sign up on the website.

On a somewhat related note, I’m going against the Oktoberfest trend and brewing a Kölsch today, mostly because I’m not the biggest fan of Oktoberfest lagers.  It’s a simple grain bill of 95% Castle Belgian Pils and 5% German Vienna malt and hopped with crystal.  I plan on letting it lager for a month or two to get it nice and clear.  I’ve used the Wyeast 2565 Kölsch yeast before in an American cream ale and I was really into the subtle fruity peach note in the finish.  I’m excited about doing a delicate light beer because you can’t hide off flavors behind hops like an IPA so your brewing technique and sanitation are much more important to the final beer.

Who am I kidding the real reason I want to brew a Kölsch is because the totally awesome glass it’s served in is called a “stange” and you can get them served in these sweet holders at bars.

2 thoughts on “Homebrew Classes.

  1. […] Well, two things. First, for those of you interested in learning how to homebrew, one of Shaun’s oldest friends [and groomsman!] Kyler is teaching beginner classes in October at Brooklyn Homebrew. I’ve had the opportunity to try his beers [they're awesome], and I’m jealous of everyone in NYC who now has the opportunity to learn from him, too. Check out how to sign up here. […]

  2. […] beer to clear properly but I didn’t realize how stubborn this yeast can be.  As I mentioned before, I used this yeast to make a cream ale and it was relatively clear when I racked it to the keg. […]

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