Our Intensive Practical Brewing Skills course is ideal for those who are looking to quickly gain the knowledge and skills to be able to brew commercially. The four day course intensively covers raw materials and the brewing process through to quality control and packaging.
It concludes with a full hands-on practical brew day where students can put learning into action and produce their very own recipe.
The course also a strong focus on the importance of quality control, helping students understand best practice to achieve high quality and consistent product. During a practical laboratory session, students have access to a light microscope to practice identifying beer at a microbiological level.
By the end of the course, you will be confident in solving typical production problems and running your own operation. The course is a great first step for anyone looking to start a career in brewing or planning to start up their own microbrewery.
Our three-week Certificate or nine-week Diploma are ideal to follow on to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of how to set up and operate a microbrewery.
The class size is limited to 10 places.
The course fee is £1300.
A £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking. The balance has to be paid 6 weeks prior to the course start date.
Payment plans can be arranged on request.
Accommodation is not included in the course.
All prices include VAT where applicable.
By the end of course you will have a sound understanding of:
- The brewing process and ingredients.
- Liquor treatment and the ability to adjust specification to particular beer styles.
- Recipe formulation for different beer styles.
- The key elements of Quality Assurance in a brewery.
- The importance of health and safety protocols in a craft brewery.
- Malting and adjunct production.
- Mashing processes
- Hop processing.
- Different fermentation processes and practice.
- Yeast management in terms of storage, culturing and hygiene.
- Packaging legislation and methodology.
- Effective cleaning and disinfectant protocols.
You will have:
- Brewed your own recipe on the small-scale development kits at Brewlab.
- Followed a standard quality assurance plan, taken and analysed samples from your own brew.
- Used standard laboratory methods to assess samples for flavour faults and characteristics.
- Gained experience and skills in using a light microscope.
By the end of the course, you will have covered:
- Brewing Liquor
- Health and Safety
- Malt and Mashing
- Recipe Formulation
- Beer Maturation
- Boiling and Cooling
- Yeast Management
- Beer spoilage
- Due Diligence Systems
- Microbiological Assessments
- Quality Control
- Practical Brewing
- Cleaning in Place