Beer and Wine Making Classes
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 800-695-9870 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.
January 27th, 2018- 1 until 3:30 pm
March Class Date- To Be Announced
* 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.
February 17th, 2018: 1 pm until 3:30 pm
* In the Advanced Winemaking Class, we will discuss all of the processes related to making wine from fresh grapes and fruit. The focus will be on making wine from Vinifera grapes. We will cover everything from crushing, destemming, testing, cold soaking, fermenting, pressing, malo-lactic fermentation, bulk aging, barrel aging cold stabilizing and bottling. A wine tasting will be conducted. Artisan Breads and Italian Cheeses will be provided. Reservations are required.
Beginning Beer Brewing
November 18th-2017: 1 pm until 3:30 pm
January 13th- 2018: 1 pm until 3:30 pm
May 5th- 2018: 1 pm until 3:30 pm (held in conjuction with National Home Brew Day)
*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.
Advanced Beer Brewing (All Grain)
December 16th, 2017- 1 pm until 3:30 pm
February 24, 2018- 1 pm until 3:30 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.
* We will demonstrate making Mozzarella cheese using the 30 minute easy Mozzarella process. There will be no cost for this demonstration.