What You'll Get
Cheese and coffee, unlike mistakes, are more enjoyable when you've made them yourself. Learn a lesson with today's Groupon to DIY Brewing Supply in Ludlow. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a cheese-making class (a $30 value).
- For $15, you get a coffee-roasting class (a $30 value).
The first batch of cheese classes will be June 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and July 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Coffee classes are scheduled for July 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and August 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Classes will be added as demand grows, so be sure to check the schedule here for updates.
DIY Brewing Supply owner and former microbiologist Michael Bernier demonstrates the delicacies and chemistries of cheese making and coffee roasting to eager home gourmands during the two-hour classes. Dairy miracles abound during the cheese-making class, wherein a discussion of technique, ingredients, and proper fermenting form serves as the impetus for curds of mozzarella cheese. Michael answers questions regarding the philosophy and practicalities of cheese at the end of the class, after the mozzarellas of labor are sampled and tested for traces of deliciousness. The coffee-roasting class commences with a discussion on roasting technique and equipment and a pound of green Brazilian coffee beans, which are transformed via roasting and mind control into a mug-worthy brew. As with the cheese-making class, the coffee-roasting class prepares excited baristas-to-be for successful at-home brewing.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About DIY Brewing Supply
Founded by certified beer judge Michael Bernier, DIY Brewing Supply equips and educates patrons in the arts of at-home fermentation procedures and food construction. Beginner's brewing classes steer students through four hours of crafting an extract beer and ingesting significant brewing concepts. Aspiring homebrewers learn to settle down yeast and barley for a midday nap in the mashtub, as well as how to perform simple troubleshooting should a batch end up tasting like lasagna. Winemaking classes help students study grapey elixirs on the journey from fermentation to sanitation to staining cashmere sweaters. Students can also round out their education with a mozzarella-making class and a one-hour coffee-roasting class, where they roast 1 pound of coffee.
After learning the tricks of the brewing trade, guests can stock up on the tools with DIY's extensive selection of wine and beer-making equipment. Homebrewers can create their own batches of booze with kegs, recipe lists, yeasts, and plenty of literature and books.