Free Homebrewing Classes!

The Fredericksburg Brewing Insiders are fortunate to have a great relationship with The Brewshop, Fredericksburg's best source for quality homebrewing supplies and knowledge.  The Brewshop is our meeting place, and on any given Saturday morning, you can meet several members of the FBI just hanging out, or picking up ingredients or equipment for their next awesome homebrew.  The Brewshop offeres a wide variety of classes for homebrewers of all levels.  Below is the class schedule from the Brewshop website.  You can always find the latest list of free classes by visiting their website.

All classes are free.  We ask that you RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any classes that you wish to attend (except for the Learn to Brew class, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can make sure to save a spot for you.  All classes are Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Brewshop unless otherwise noted.  Classes may be canceled for lack of attendance or may be re-scheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please check our website or Facebook page for updates.

Beginner Classes 2016:

Ever wondered how to brew your own beer at home?  This class will go over everything that you need to know to start brewing beer in your kitchen.  The class is free, lasts less than an hour, and is generally offered at least once a month.  RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend!  Watch this page for updated dates & times.

Learn to Brew Classes are on the following Thursdays evenings at 7 p.m.

January 12 & 26      
April 27       
July 27               
October 26
February 23 May 25 August 24 November 30
March 23 June 22 September 28 December 28

Advanced Class Schedule 2016:

Intro to Kegging
4 March
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Class Descriptions

Intro to All-Grain - Ready to move up from extract? This is a great class for first time all-grain brewers. We will walk you through your first all-grain brew day and give you hints and tricks to make your entry into all-grain run smoother.

Advanced All-Grain - Dive in to the science of all-grain brewing and learn how to get the most out of your all-grain process. We will talk infusion mashes, decoction mashes, and all about malting.

Yeast & Fermentation - It has been said that brewers make the wort, but yeast makes the beer. Learn how to take your beer to the next level by understanding and controlling the yeast that ferment it.

Troubleshooting Off-Flavors - In this class we will go through the standard beer off-flavors, discuss what causes them, and how to control them in your beer.

Water Chemistry Advanced (All-Grain Brewers) - Learn how your water chemistry affects the mash and final outcome of your beer, and how to build your water for a specific beer.

Brewing for Competitions - Competitions are a great way to get unbiased feedback on your homebrew and your brewing process. Learn how to enter competitions, how they work, and tips and tricks to getting the best beer in front of the judges.

Intro to Kegging - Tired of bottling? Ready to keg your homebrew? This class will teach you everything you need to know about kegging your homebrew, including balancing your kegging system, cleaning and maintenance, leak-checking, and even some tricks and tips for getting the most out of your kegging setup.

Designing Recipes I - In this class we will go over how to design a recipe from scratch. Learn how to plan a grain bill and pick the right hops and yeast to make your beer.

Designing Recipes II - Learn how to use BeerSmith 2 to design and document your recipes and refine your brewing process.