Today's Topic: A quick overview of the next 5 weeks, from brew day to pouring the first glass.
The Kitchn's Beer School: 20 lessons, 7 assignments to brew your first 1-gallon batch of beer.
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Brewing a batch of beer is not an overnight affair (unfortunately!). From brew day to cracking open your first bottle, you need to allow a minimum of five weeks. Most of this time is hands off, however — you get to go about your daily life while the beer slowly bubbles away by itself in the corner, turning into tasty, malty goodness.
We're going to be working through these five weeks in real time over the course of our Beer School. But today, let's get a birds-eye view of the whole process so you know what to expect over the next five weeks.