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Making Wine, Beer, Spirits and Fermented Drinks - Short Course

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Make your own Fermented Drinks!

Self paced 20-hour course to help you understand correct techniques for making beer, wine, spirits and fermented drinks.

Fermented drinks can be made at home.

The satisfaction that you have created your own fermented beverage can be satisfying and also save you money. Work through the course in your own pace. On successful completion of short online tests at the end of each lesson, plus an online exam at the conclusion of the course; you may be awarded a certificate of completion (if you achieve a 60% pass in the exam).

Learn to Make a wide variety of Fermented Drinks:
Wine
Beer
Spirits
Mead
Cider
Low alcohol Drinks
Keifir and Kombucha

Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.

 

Course Contents - What do you learn?

This course contains 10 lessons.

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

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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How does this course work?

You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam ( email - [email protected] )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course - [email protected]


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Making Wine, Beer, Spirits and Fermented Drinks - Short Course Making Wine, Beer, Spirits and Fermented Drinks - Short Course
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