Guru for Hire

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Ever think it would be cool to have your own personal Home Brew Guru? Well now you can!

The Guru is available for …

Brewing classes: You provide a suitable place to brew, with enough space for your group to gather. Besides the obvious — a stove and good clean water, and space to store your beer while it’s fermenting — you should provide as much of the equipment as possible. I can loan or sell you anything you are missing. An extract or partial mash brew will require about 3 hours of time, an all-grain session about 5 hours.

Equipment required for extract/partial mash brewing:

  • Kettle (4 gallon minimum for extract/partial mash brewing, 6 gallon minimum for all-grain)
  • Long spoon
  • 6.5 gallon fermenting bucket with lid and airlock
  • 5-gallon carboy with airlock
  • Siphoning equipment
  • Bottling bucket (or equivalent)
  • 50 clean bottles
  • 50 caps
  • Bottle capper
  • Hydrometer
  • Thermometer

Additional for all-grain:

  • Mash tun
  • Sparging apparatus
  • Sparge liquor tank
  • Wort chiller (I can lend these)

I will provide ingredients based on the style and level of expertise. I can also bring some beer for judging, appreciation and/or evaluation while the brew is occurring.

Tasting sessions:

You provide a suitable location where we can legally pour and drink beer. I will provide the beers, glasses, and all necessary extras.


You provide the audience, a microphone (if necessary) and a dais/podium of some kind. I’ll provide the knowledge, insight and wit!


I get $40/hour (including travel time) for any of these appearances, plus mileage and the cost of any ingredients, beer, etc.

For example: A basic extract brewing class with 3 beers to taste and appreciate, in the Tunbridge / South Royalton area:

1 hour travel, 3 hours brewing $160
Ingredients $35
Beer $15
Mileage (15 miles @ .51/mile) $7.65
TOTAL $217.65
Split between 8 people $27.21

Each participant would get a six-pack of beer as well as a wealth of knowledge and information, and an unforgettable experience!

Contact me for more info or to discuss scheduling an event!

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