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Dec 6, 2012 12:48 PM

Home brewing classes or guidance?

Looking for classes or instruction on beer-making at home for the craft-beer fanatic in my life--any ideas for someplace in the Boston area?

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  1. Well, the fundraising period is over but I am sure they will still take your money in return for a class or personal session.

    1. Here's a link for an annual event that they'll probably be doing again in Feb 2013:

      1. I like the staff at Cambridge Brewer (Mass Ave, Cambridge). Their South Weymouth store offers classes regularly.

        1. check out Beer and Wine Hobby in Woburn, Modern Brewer in Cambridge, or call up Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont- I am sure one of them either offers a course or can point you in the right direction.

          1. As a homebrewer I can tell you it's not that difficult. Beginers kits usually come with Charlie Papazians book, buckets, hydrometer, sanitizer and siphoning equipment. You need a kettle that will hold a couple gallons. Most homebrew shops are hands on and will be happy to answer any questions.
            There are also homebrew clubs that like taking in new members and give advice.
            Another option is brew your own shop. You only supply the bottles, the store handles the kettles, ingredients and advice.
            2 I can recommend are Barleycorn in Natick aand Deja Brew in Shrewsbury. Great for a first time would be homebrewer.
            Chooese somewhere local to you. There are homebrew shops all over.