All-Grain Brewing Clinic by Karp’s Homebrew at The Lark Pub & Grub




UPDATE: Mike Philbrick international brewer of mystery and brewmaster/owner of Port Jeff Brewing Company will now be be the, “guest star brewing instructor”, for this event. AWESOME. Call Karp’s for tickets: 631-261-1235 and remember the $20 fee goes straight to charity. Oh and Sunday is Mike’s birthday so it is great he is participating.

Alan Talman of Karp’s Hardware and Homebrew in Northport, New York will be putting on an All-Grain Brewing Class at The Lark Pub & Grub (also in Northport) this Sunday March 10th.

Here is a description in Alan’s own words coming from the Karp’s Homebrew Facebook page: “We will brew an all-grain batch while answering all the questions you can ask. Complete novice to intermediate all-grain brewers will learn lots of great stuff. We’ll discuss water treatment, mash schedules and starch conversion, the malting process, oxygenation, etc. We’ll demonstrate hydrometers, refractometers, oxygen stones and other fun stuff. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of homebrew all-grain mash techniques to begin or improve your home process.”

The class costs $20.00 per person with all of the proceeds being donated to Lay Council Food Pantry in Northport. Tickets should be purchased in advance at Karp’s since these classes tend to sell out. So get moving and get your tickets. You can pay by cash, credit card or check made out to the Lay Council Food Pantry.

This informative class will show attendees the ins and outs of the homebrewing process. The beer being brewed will be, according to Alan, “An American Brown Ale” since he is a big fan of Brooklyn Brewery Brown Ale. This sounds like a nice end of winter brew to us. The beer will be brewed in smaller, five gallon batches to allow the entire brewing process to be shown in a timely fashion.

Alan will get one batch going before the class starts and get it up to a point where he can pause the process. When the class begins he will start another batch from scratch. This will allow the attendees to see the process from start to finish in a condensed manner. A brew day can be a six hours or longer so doing it in this way, kind of how cooks would when demonstrating recipes on television, will shorten but not diminish the experience.

All that being said this still will be a long (yet really fun) day. The class will run from 12 pm to at least 4 pm meaning it can possibly go longer. One huge benefit of having the event at The Lark is there will be adult refreshments for sale and, in a wonderful synergy of co-promotion, there will be specials available to those in the class. The Lark also has excellent food or, as they say, “grub” which will also be available to those attending. This class will be a great chance to learn the process of brewing while being in an environment where food and beer pairings are actively promoted. Fun times with learning and proceeds from the class donated to a good cause? Yes please.

For more information:

Karp’s Hardware and Homebrew
2 Larkfield Road, East Northport, NY.
(631) 261-1235


The Lark Pub & Grub
93 Larkfield Rd, East Northport
(631) 262-9700



Written by A+K

March 6th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

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