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Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer

  • The Brew Market & Beer Garden 1510 Riverside Drive Chattanooga, TN, 37406 United States (map)

This class is all about getting you started making your own flavorful craft beer at home. During the class you will help make a five gallon extract batch of beer. We will steep some grains in water for flavor, add sweet malt extract, boil adding hops for a bitter counterpoint, cool it down, put it to bed and let the yeast do its work. 

During the fun, the following will be covered:

  • Beer history and ingredients

  • Brewing methods and factors in making great beer

  • Equipment needed

  • Proper brewing and sanitation techniques

  • The bottling process

  • Hands on brewing session

Best part? While you make the beer, you'll enjoy three 5 oz samples from the Brew Market's tap!

About the teacher:


Eric McGaffic was born and raised in Chattanooga, and has been brewing for over six years. He loves hops and brewing crazy beers like a Cereal Milkshake IPA. He is very much a people person, and beer brings people together! He has a son named Colin, who he also calls his "assistant brewer". In his spare time, he has played the drums for over 25 years.

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