On Site Brewing
Brewing: There are three main stages to the brewing process: mashing, boiling, and chilling.
Mashing: the purpose in the mashing process is to pull the sugars away from the grain.
Boiling: during this process is when you add your hops to add flavor and aroma to your beer.
Chilling: in order to add the yeast (the yeast turns the sugar to alcohol) the beer must be chilled down to the right temperature.
Typically brewing takes about 3 1/2 hours (5 if it's an all grain batch). Since it takes a little bit of time, everyone is more than welcome to bring in food or even have pizza delivered.
After Product: After the brewing process is complete, the beer stays with us for 2 1/2 weeks. During the first 10 days the beer is fermenting and creating alcohol. For the remaining time the beer is transferred to our fridge and is carbonated and conditioned.
Bottling: At the end of 2 1/2 weeks, you come back to The Station U-Brew to taste and bottle your beautifully unique beer. If you have sufficiently impressed yourself with your brewing abilities, you may decide to purchase the other 5 gallons of your batch.