BeerLab Home Brew Supplies

BeerLab's BeerSchool runs Beginner/Partial Mash and All-Grain brewing classes. All our classes are hands-on, with students making their very own batches of beer that they take home at the end of the session. We're passionate about making amazing beer and want to get the world brewing.
 


Classes

Beginner/Partial Mash

Designed specifically for first time brewers or those who want to venture beyond kit-brewing and start experimenting with speciality grains and hops. We start out with some theory and then move into the lab to begin brewing. Each team of students make their own batch of beer which they take home. In addition we'll teach you about bottling with a priming solution. Typical class duration is 4.5 - 5 hours.

Team Building / Parties

This class is a variation on the Partial Mash class with less focus on theory and more focus on fun. A tasting session of various beer styles are also included. We can also tailor the class to your specific needs. Catering can be provided. Team building sessions are held at Eleven Kitchen Venue in Woodstock.

All Grain

The grand-daddy of home-brew, All Grain brewing is an art and science. This 5 hour class is designed for students who have already made their own beer and want to move into all-grain brewing. We'd like you to have done one of our previous classes or have read (and understood) our All-Grain introduction document.

DIY

The DIY option is aimed at experienced homebrewers who simply need the equipment and space to brew their own beer. Our brewing experts are on hand to help with any problems but essentially you're flying solo. Students can either bring their own ingredients or order them beforehand on our website. The duration of this session is 5 hours. Maximum of three people per station.

Location

We are in the process of constructing a brand new BeerSchool at our shop premises in Ndabeni. Our brewing kitchen will be able to accommodate a maximum of 8 students and there will be a dedicated lecture room upstairs. Although our classes will be smaller we will be able to provide students with more personal and hands on experience than ever. (Classes will also be held on a more regular basis). We will post images of the construction along the way and look forward to welcoming you to our new premises soon! 

Equipment

We have 4 stations, each designed for between 2 students.

Each station has:
  • 45 litre mash tun
  • 25 Liter and 21 Liter pot.
  • 2 gas burners
  • Hydrometer and testing jar
  • Thermometer
  • 7 meter immersion chiller
  • Sink with cold water supply
  • Large funnel
  • Large double mesh strainer
  • Grain bucket
  • Funnels, hoses, connectors etc.
  • Insulation blankets and towels
  • Spoons, cloths, pot holders, timers, various containers.
  • And lots lots more, basically we have everything you could possibly want or need to make amazing beer. If you're not sure about something feel free to ask.

In additionally the students have access to washing up facilities, tea, coffee and a few craft beers to enjoy while brewing (Did we mention our druaght beer  instore?)
 

Teams

Making beer is a social experience. We'll make up teams of 2 or 3 on the day, but feel free to book with your friends upfront. We can rent you our mini-me fermenters (10 litres) so that everyone can go home with their own bubbling beer.

Prices

Our Beginner, Partial Mash and All-Grain classes cost R820 per person. The DIY sessions cost R450 per station (max 2 people). Please contact beerschool@beerlab.co.za to book your session. Vouchers for BeerSchool can also be purchased via the website.


Cancellations
Please note that any sessions cancelled by students 7 days or less before a class will forfeit 50% of the class fee.
IMPORTANT
We are in the process of constructing a brand new BeerSchool at our premises in Ndabeni. Our kitchen will be able to accommodate a maximum of 8 students and there will be a dedicated lecture room upstairs. Although our classes will be smaller  we will be able to have them on a more regular basis. We will post images of the construction along the way and look forward to welcoming you to our new premises soon! 

When

Our classes start at 9:30am on Saturdays. Contact beerschool@beerlab.co.za to book a session.
 

      2014

  • 4 October - Beginner/Partial Mash space available
  • 18 October - All Grain
  • 25 October - Beginner/Partial Mash
  • 15 November - Beginner/Partial Mash
  • 29 November - All Grain
  • 6 December - Beginner/Partial Mash
  • 13 December - All Grain

 

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BeerLab supplies quality beer ingredients and brewing equipment -- We're passionate about the art and science of brewing.

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SHOP HOURS

Monday: Closed
Tues to Fri: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 12:30pm
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