Making Wine, Beer, Spirits SGF2

Study Brewing and Fermentation

  • Learn to make Beer, wine and spirits
  • Understand fermentation processes
  • Discover how to make probiotic and non alcoholic fermented drinks

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Course Duration:  20 hours of self paced study

Course Lessons

There are ten lessons in this course:

Lesson 1: HISTORY, SCOPE AND NATURE OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

  • A Brief History
  • Trends in Beverage Consumption
  • Alcohol & Health
  • Global Wine Production
  • Global Wine Consumption
  • Global Beer Production
  • Global Beer Consumption
  • Good Quality Water

Lesson 2: THE SCIENCE: CHEMICAL & MICROBIOLOGICAL PROCESSES

  •  Understanding the Science
  • Fermentation 
  • Glycolysis
  • Carbohydrates
  • a) Monosaccharides
  • c) Polysaccharides
  • Microbiology
  • Yeasts
  • Enzymes
  • Effect of Temperature
  • Effect of pH
  • Spoilage

Lesson 3: PROBIOTIC DRINKS

  •  The Benefits of Probiotics
  • Kefir
  • Making Kefir
  • Variations
  • Other Uses for Kefir
  • Reducing Alcohol Content
  • Storage and Reuse
  • Long Term Storage
  • To Feed the Kefir Culture
  • Kombucha
  • Making Kambucha step by step
  • Beet Kvass

Lesson 4: BREWING BEERS

  •  What Can Be Brewed?
  • Water: The Essential Ingredient
  • The Water Profile
  • Example of a Commercial Brewing Process
  • Brewing Using Different Methods
  • Open Brewing/Fermentation
  • Closed Brewing
  • Fermentation Temperatures
  • Spontaneous Brewing
  • Barrel Aging
  • Old Brewing Techniques
  • Double Dropping/Dropping System
  • Cleansing System
  • Skimming System
  • The Yorkshire Square Brewing Method
  • Using Hops in Brewing

Lesson 5: BREWING CIDERS

  • Traditional Cider
  • Fruit Ciders
  • Apple and Pear Fruits
  • Making Apple or Pear Cider
  • Equipment - What You Will Need
  • The Wild Yeast Method
  • Heat Treated Method 

Lesson 6: MEAD

  •  Making Mead
  • Preparing to Make Mead
  • Ingredients
  • Making the Mead
  • Examples of Different Types of Mead

Lesson 7: WINE

  •  What Is Involved In Winemaking?
  • An Overview of Some Winemaking Terms
  • An Overview of Winemaking Processes
  • The Importance of Yeast
  • The Fermentation Process in Detail
  • Containers
  • Sweetness
  • Malolactic Fermentation
  • Red and White Winemaking
  • A Winemaking Method for Some Wines
  • Preparing to Ferment
  • Types of Wine
  • Red Wines
  • White Wines
  • Rosé Wine
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Fortified Wines
  • A Glossary of Terms for Wine Making

Lesson 8: SPIRITS AND FORTIFIED WINES

  • Distillation
  • Spirits
  • Spirit Groups
  • Brandy
  • Whisky
  • Gin
  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Tequila
  • Liqueurs
  • Liqueur Groups
  • Aperitifs
  • Sherry
  • Vermouth
  • Port
  • Gin Making – A Simple Approach

Lesson 9: NO OR LOW ALCOHOL BREWED DRINKS

  •  Brief History of Non-alcoholic Drinks
  • Reasons to Choose Low or No-Alcohol Drinks
  • Alcohol Content
  • How to Remove Alcohol after Brewing
  • Beers
  • Wine

Lesson 10: OTHER VARIATIONS ON BREWED DRINKS: GETTING INVENTIVE

  • Mixed Drinks & Cocktails
  • Mixed Drinks
  • Cocktails
  • Making Mixed Drinks & Cocktails
  • The Art of Brewing
  • Ingredients 
  • Equipment
  • Getting Inspiration from Around the World
  • Final Assessment

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

On successful completion of short online tests at the end of each lesson, plus a longer online exam at the conclusion of the course; you may be awarded a certificate of completion.

WHO IS THIS COURSE INTENDED FOR?

  • Professional development or staff training for anyone who works in brewing or wine making.
  • Anyone working in wholesaling or retailing of brewed drinks - this course provides a deeper product knowledge and can be valuable training for business owners and staff alike.
  • Anyone seeking to fill in gaps in their own knowledge.
  • Anyone with a passion for brewing or wine making.
   

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