Melbourne Brewing Courses

Costanzo Brewing Consultants offers you the opportunity to undertake the Home Brewing course on a 1 or 4 day full-time basis.

1. The 1 day Essentials Home Brewing course

This is a step-by-step brewing course designed for the home brewer who has some experience with extract or grain brewing and wishes to learn about the basic methods and procedures in a succinct format to produce more rounded flavoursome beers.  This course forms a good foundation to the more advanced Masterbrew course home brewing course.

Topics in this Brewing Beer Course include

  • Overview of the entire grain brewing process
  • Malts, Hops, yeast and water and how they affect flavour
  • Learn how to clean and sanitise your equipment
  • The 3 common mistakes made by brewers
  • Learn how to build your own Herms brewing system
  • Learn the pros and cons of gravity, HERMS, RIMS and BIAB systems
  • Learn about identifying beer faults in craft beer
  • BYO homebrew for assessment
  • How to bottle
  • And much more

Course details

Venue: Costanzo Brewing School
Address: 22 Westgate St., Pascoe Vale South, Vic 3044 Show Map
Dates: 18th May, 14th September

SAVE Ticketing and PayPal costs  by paying course by EFT into the following account;

Account Name: Vincent Costanzo
BSB: 083-202
Account number: 86-209-7328                                                                                                                   Description: Your name, course type and date                                                                                                  Please send me an Email confirming your payment to sales@costanzobrewing.com

Students will be notified a week prior to confirm the class. Should you have enrolment or class enquiries, feel free to contact Vince Costanzo on 0408 104 176 or by Email.

Course Timetable

Teacher: Vincent Costanzo

Date Time Topics
Saturday 8:30am – 6:00pm An Overview of the brewing process . Brewing terms. Styles of beer.
Malt & Malting.  Hops, Yeast &. Water quality.

An overview of bottling, and serving beer.

3 most common mistakes

Tasting and beer faults. Build your own Home brewing system

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2. The 4 day Masterbrew Home Brewing course

Designed for the home-brewer who has had some experience with extract brews and some all grain brewing and wishes to learn the finer points of full grain mash brewing and the production of more rounded flavoursome beers. This course can be taken up as a stand alone course or as a way to fast-track your progress, continuing on from the Essentials home brewing course.

Brewing at a microbrewery

The course is also well suited to the brewer who is considering starting a microbrewing operation or for those people in the brewing industry including brewers, sales representatives, marketing, laboratory and retail staff. A well designed and comprehensive course for the more initiated.

Topics include

  • Malts, Hops, yeast, and water
  • The design of different styles of beer
  • Ale brewing versus lager brewing
  • Brewing using a small scale microbrewing plant (500L).
  • Take home boutique beer packaged at the brewery
  • Using different yeasts
  • Fermentation, filtration and stabilisation
  • Carbonation
  • Analyses of beer
  • Bottling, Kegging
  • Microbrewery tour (Mountain Goat)
  • And much, much more

Course details

Venue: Costanzo Brewing School and Kooinda Brewery, Heidelberg
Address: 22 Westgate St., Pascoe Vale South, Vic 3044 Show Map
Dates: 19-22nd May, 15-18th September

SAVE Ticketing and PayPal costs  by paying course by EFT into the following account;

Account Name: Vincent Costanzo
BSB: 083-202
Account number: 86-209-7328                                                                                                                   Description: Your name, course type and date                                                                                                  Please send me an Email confirming your payment to sales@costanzobrewing.com

Students will be notified a week prior to confirm class. Should you have enrolment or class enquiries, please contact Vince on 0408 104 176 or by Email.

Course Timetable

Teacher: Vincent Costanzo

Date Time Topic
Sunday 8:30am – 6:00pm Overview of brewing
The 7 secrets to making good beer
Malt, Malting and Adjunct. Hops. Mashing essentials, Designing a beer,
Monday 8:30am – 6:00pm Yeast and Fermentation problems
Water quality, filtration and effects of oxygen.
Bottling/kegging theory and practice; fill your own boutique beer bottles and learn to filter the right way at home
Tuesday 8:00am – 5:30pm

Brew Day; Brewing on 500 L brewhouse. QC/Analyses.

Tuesday 7.00pm Dinner with class students (optional)
Wednesday 8:00am – 3:30pm

Organoleptic analysis (Tasting). Field trip to microbrewery (Mountain Goat Brewery)

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Special Packages For Masterbrew Courses- Save up to $722

Gold Package

For VIP group enrollment for 3 or more students each student receives the following bonuses*;

  1. Entitlement to 15% course fee discount
  2. Free critical assessment of your homebrew
  3. Free “Brew Chem 101″ book worth $38
  4. Tuesday night dinner at the course paid to the value of $40
  5. Have a brewer free; advice for one month  after the course on homebrewing ($400)
  6. Discount of 10% on chemical analysis of 2 home brewed beers
  7. Total package value is $722

Silver Package

For VIP group enrollment for 2 students each student receives the following bonuses*;

  1. Entitlement to 10% course fee discount
  2. Free “Brew Chem 101″ book worth $38
  3. Tuesday night dinner at the course paid to the value of $30
  4. Have a brewer free; advice for one month  after the course on homebrewing ($400)
  5. Discount of 10% on chemical analysis of 1 home brewed beer
  6. Total package value  is $608

* Conditions Apply. All enrollments must be booked by one person on behalf of the other package members. Entitlements and free gifts are not redeemable for cash and if not used are forfeited and non-transferable. Free Advise limited to 1 hour per week for 4 weeks. Chemical analysis includes alcohol, Colour, pH and bitterness and is valid for 6 months after the course.