915 Home Ave
Akron Ohio 44310
Beer, Wine and Cheese Making
Classes and Demos - 2013
Beer and Wine Classes
The following classes will be available for Fall 2012 and Winter 2013
The cost of each WINE CLASS is $15.00 (to cover the cost of materials, samples and glasses)
The cost of each BEER CLASS is $10 (to cover the cost of materials and glasses)- no beer samples can be given.
The cost of the class is payable the day of the class. Each class lasts approximately 2 hours.
Call 330-633-7223 to make a reservation. Reservations are required. Seating is limited and done on a first come first serve basis. Classes are typically scheduled from October thru April. Please check back to see the updated class date list.
You must be 21 years of age to attend.
February 16th - 2 pm
April 20th - 2 pm
May 25th - 2 pm
June 22nd- 2 pm
* In the Beginning Winemaking Class, we will discuss the winemaking process, wine styles, testing and adjusting the must and equipment needed for home winemaking. The winemaking process as it relates to a wine kit will be stressed. A wine tasting will be conducted. Artisan Breads and Italian Cheeses will be provided. Topics such as racking, topping, sulfiting and sanitizing will be covered in-depth and a wine kit will be made. All majors steps will be demonstrated.
Advanced Winemaking Class
March 16th - 2 pm
* In the advanced winemaking class, we will discuss the winemaking process as it relates fresh vinifera and french hybrid grapes. Topics such as acid testing, sugar testing, sulfur testing, crushing and destemming, cold soaking, macerating, alcoholic and malo-lactic fermenting, cold stabilizing, fining, barrel aging and bottling will be discussed. A wine tasting will be conducted and artisan bread and Italian cheeses will be provided.
Beginner/Intermediate Beer Brewing Class
February 9th - 2 pm
March 2nd- 2 pm
April 13th - 2 pm
May 18th -2 pm
June 29th- 2 pm
*In the Beginner/Intermediate Beer brewing class, we will discuss the flavor and aroma of various malts and hops. In-depth information will be provided regarding yeast and yeast culturing. We will demonstrate the intermediate beer brewing process and stress sanitation, yeast and water quality and recipe formulation. We will also discuss the use of the hydrometer and the beer judge certification program. No beer samples will be given due to current Ohio liquor laws.
All Grain Beer Brewing Class
March 9th- 2 pm
May 11th- 2 pm
* In the All-Grain Brewing class, we will cover such topics as mash and wort pH, mashing, sparging, boiling and hopping an all-grain wort. We will demonstrate the all-grain brewing method (mash-in, protein rest, sacrification rest, mash-out and sparge). We will demonstrate the use of Pro-Mash software and discuss various forms of mashing and sparging. No beer samples will be given due to current Ohio liquor laws.
Free Cheese Making Demo (Easy Mozzarella or Marscapone)
February 23rd- 1 pm
March 23rd- 1 pm
Demo's are Free!!
During the slower months we find that there is not as much demand for classes. So, we are offering scaled down classes as a DEMO. There is no charge for brewing demos. Just show up at our store at the designated time. During the brewing demo, you can participate. The demo lasts about 1 hour and covers beginning beer, wine or cheesemaking. During the demo you can participate, ask questions and see the process in it's entirety. Hand-outs will also be given. You do not need a reservation.
Extract Beer Brewing Demos
Kit Wine Making Demos