Doug (actually, Shawn and Edd who work at Xtreme as instructors) held the course so people who have been extract brewing for at least a few months could get a better handle on their options going forward. They spoke about using Beersmith, an application that helps brewers manage and convert their recipes, keep track of supply inventories, and lots more. Doug installed a teaching screen that Edd used, in conjunction with his laptop, to walk people through the site's potential.
Shawn discussed some of the different types of yeast a home brewer might prefer and how the yeast affects a beer's flavor.
Also in this episode, Doug and Tony discuss the value a small brewery has to a neighborhood. Xtreme Brewing has been ground zero for many if not most of the home brewers in the area. Several of them went on to open area breweries. Doug talks about what it takes to start a brewery, ad some of the pitfalls brewers have learned to avoid.
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If you are or know anyone who is interested in taking a brewing basics class (the class is free and lots of fun) have them reserve a space here. Taking a class is the best way to figure out whether homebrewing is for you. Many people take several before trying on their own at home.