Brewing 101

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Monday, February 4, 2013 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
1329 W. Grand Ave. Rear
60642 Chicago , IL

Want to learn how to brew beer, but aren't sure where to start?  CHAOS's Brewing 101 class is for you.  A CHAOS brewer will lead you through all of the steps necessary to brew your first beer using malt extract and steeping grains.*  This class will focus on the basics of brewing, including an introduction to grains, extract, hops, and yeast.  We will also introduce students to the required equipment and cover appropriate sanitation practices.  Our recipe for this inaugural class will be a medium-hopped American amber ale.  

Once students have brewed their beer, they can ferment it in CHAOS's temperature-controlled fermentation room.  Future classes will provide instruction on bottling and carbonating the finished beer.  The recipe will result in approximately 5 gallons, or around 48 12oz bottles of beer. Students can expect drinkable beer in 4-6 weeks.

You must be a member to attend this class (Trial Member or above - web-only members cannot attend).  Not a member?  Check out our current 2-for-1 Trial Membership deal to explore all that CHAOS has to offer.  

Please RSVP using the "I will attend" link below.  Class size will be limited to 4 batches.  However, multiple students can work on a single batch of beer if they want.  At this time we have 4 batches scheduled to be brewed.  However, additional members may attend to observe (Trial Member and above).  Please send adman a message if you wish to attend and observe.

If you have any questions, send adman a message.  

Shopping list (all items available at Brew & Grow or Brew Camp):

  • Equipment:
    • Fermenter (bucket or carboy);
    • Lid/cap;
    • Airlock;
    • Muslin grain bag.
  • Ingredients
    • 6 lbs. (2x 3 lbs.) Extra Light Dried Malt Extract (DME);
    • 1 lb. Munich malt;
    • 1 lb. Caramel 120L;
    • 1 lb. Victory malt;
    • 1 oz. Galena hop pellets;
    • 1 pack Safale US-05 Ale Yeast

* Although there is no charge for this class, students must provide their own ingredients and fermenter.  See the above shopping list for more information.

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