´Backyarding' class taught by local brewers Sept. 29

Backyard Brewing x(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Sept. 15, 2015) –– The Stillwater Public Library continues its popular “Backyarding” series on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. This time around, participants will learn the basics of “Backyard Brewing,” taught by Tres Harriman and Lisa Overall, members of the Stillwater Brewers’ League.

“The other backyard DIY programs have been a hit at the library,” said librarian Emily States. “We have found that learners today want to read about how to do new projects, but they also want to be shown, in person, how things are done.”

Attendees at the “Backyard Brewing” class will learn the basics of brewing, including general scientific concepts behind the process, how to get started, necessary equipment, brewing inexpensively, required permits and simple recipes.

“Over the last couple years I’ve helped about a half dozen or so people get started brewing,” said Harriman. “Many of them had zero brewing experience and no understanding of the science behind brewing, so I have a good idea what the most common questions/concerns are starting out and how to avoid overwhelming new brewers.”

Harriman and Overall will also show a wide range of brewing equipment that illustrates a variety of brewing options.

“Some of the equipment we’ll show can be acquired even on a shoestring budget by repurposing items around the house,” said Harriman. “Other equipment on show will be much more specialized and advanced.”

Books on homebrewing are available for checkout at the library and include:

  •  “Basic Homebrewing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started” by Stacy Tibbetts.
  • “The Everything Homebrewing Book: All You Need to Brew the Best Beer at Home” by Drew Beechum.
  • “The Homebrewer’s Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question” by Ashton Lewis.
  • “The Audacity of Hops: the History of America's Craft Beer Revolution by Tom Acitelli (eBook)

Participants must be 21 years or older to attend the class and registration is required. There will be no sampling or actual brewing done in the library.

To register, sign up at http://tinyurl.com/backyard-brewing. Please bring photo identification to the class.

For more information, call (405) 372-3633, visit the web site at http://library.stillwater.org or e-mail askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).