Brewing Class: Introduction to All-Grain Brewing

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Food Science Department 
University of Guelph

Brewing lab
Brewing Class: Introduction to All-Grain Brewing


Learn all you need to get started brewing beer at home.


Shane Walker

 Shane Walker

Who is the course designed for?
Anyone having an interest in learning how to make their own beer using basic all-grain brewing equipment. This course is suitable for beginners who have no previous brewing experience.

Registration Fee: $90 in Canadian funds. 
Lunch is not provided, however lunchroom facilities with tea and coffee will be available.

What do I need to bring? 
A notebook is recommended. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

What is included in the fee? All materials to brew during the class are included. Handouts with instructions and formulations of two beers are also provided. You will be able to collect 2 x 500 mL bottles of each beer brewed during the class 2 weeks after the class.

Course Structure and Topics:

  • One afternoon from 12:30 to 4:30 PM
  • This class takes you step-by-step through the all-grain brewing process with a focus on brewing two beers; a New Zealand Pilsner and a New England IPA
  • Throughout the brewing process we will provide information on brewing ingredients, equipment, procedures, and issues to be aware of when brewing, including:
    • How to choose a recipe (and make it work with your equipment)
    • Malt Sensory – malt types, properties and uses (includes tasting of different malt varieties)
    • Hop Sensory – an introduction to different hops, which kind to use and when
    • Water – key pointers on water and how it affects beer flavour
    • Off-Flavours in Beer – smell examples of the most common faults and learn how they are caused
    • Equipment – essential equipment to get started, and some equipment to consider beyond a basic set-up


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Registration is limited to 16 participants due to the hands-on nature of the program.

For any questions - please contact:

Shane Walker

Phone number: (519) 824-4120 extension 52942



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