New Zealand Brewing Courses

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

1. The 1 day Brewing Essentials course

A step-by-step course is 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 one day course to produce more rounded flavoursome beers without having to invest a longer period of time in the Masterbrew course. This course forms a good foundation to the more advanced Masterbrew course

Topics 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
  • 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
  • BYO homebrew for assessment
  • How to bottle
  • And much more

Course details – Wellington

Venue: Black Dog Brewery
Address: 8 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 5045 Show Map

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

Bank: National Australia Bank

Account Name: Vincent Costanzo

BSB: 083-202   Account number: 86-209-7328

Swift or BIC code: NATAAU3302S

Description: Your name, course type and date                                                                                                Please send me an Email confirming your payment to vince@costanzobrewing.com

Students will be notified a week prior to confirm the class. Should you have enrolment or class enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Vince Costanzo on 0408 104 176 or by Email.

Course details – Auckland

Venue: Hallertau Brewery
Address: 1171 Coatesville Riverhead Hwy, Riverhead, Auckland Show Map

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

Swift or BIC code: NATAAU3302S

Description: Your name, course type and date                                                                                                Please send me an Email confirming your payment to vince@costanzobrewing.com

Students will be notified a week prior to confirm the class. Should you have enrolment or class enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Vince Costanzo on 0408 104 176 or by Email.

Course Timetable

Teacher: Vincent Costanzo

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

An overview of bottling, kegging and serving beer

3 most common mistakes

Tasting and beer faults. Build your own HERMS brewing system

Accommodation

Special rates are offered for students at the Trinity Hotel of $99 per night inclusive. Just mention the code “COSTANZ” when making a booking on +64 4 8018118

2. The 4 day Masterbrew 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 from the Essentials course.

Brewing at Black Dog Brewery

Brewing at Hallertau Brewery

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
  • 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
  • And much, much more

Course details – Wellington

Venue: Black Dog Brewery
Address: 8 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 5045 Show Map

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

Swift or BIC code: NATAAU3302S

Description: Your name, course type and date                                                                                                Please send me an Email confirming your payment to vince@costanzobrewing.com

Course details – Auckland

Venue: Hallertau Brewery
Address: 1171 Coatesville Riverhead Hwy, Riverhead, Auckland Show Map

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

Swift or BIC code: NATAAU3302S                                                                                                                              Description: Your name, course type and date                                                                                                Please send me an Email confirming your payment to vince@costanzobrewing.com

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 (Tuatara)

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.

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