BEER BREWING PROCESS
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Brewing a batch of beer at Gallaghers’ only takes about 2 hours total brew time. 2-3 weeks later you return to bottle your cold & ready to drink brew!
When you arrive, we will talk with you about what styles of beer you enjoy, and help you choose a brew from among our over 50 different recipes (listed below). This is sometimes the hardest step, as we’ve got every Ale style beer from Wheat Beers, to Pale Ales, to Ambers, of course IPA's, to Stouts. After that, we’ll assign you one of our copper clad steam fired, professional brewing kettles, and give you a very easy-to-follow instruction sheet. You determine how much you want us involved while brewing. A beer coach will be nearby the whole time to insure your batch is sure to be done correctly. You will be crafting the beer of your dreams!
Once you’ve completed the brewing process, we’ll transfer your brew into one of your own personalized fermenters and set a date for you to bottle your beer. The standard fermenting time is two and a half to three weeks, then your very own craft beer will be ready for drinking and enjoying! On your bottling date, plan to spend a little over an hour bonding with your beer. You will first sanitize your own clean non twist off bottles or we can provide you with the bottles you will need. We have a professional bottle sanitizer on premise to ensure fast and easy cleaning. A full batch makes about 132 12oz bottles or 72 22oz bottles of the freshest beer you’ve every tasted! A half batch makes 66 12oz bottles or 36 22oz bottles.
Storing you beer is important as well. Just make sure your beer is stored in a cool and stable temperature. Obviously a fridge is the best, but as long as it is stored in a stable 50-55 degrees your brew should last 4-6 months.
HOW IT WORKS
1 RESERVE A KETTLE
Set up a time to come in and reserve one or more of our brewing kettles.
2 CHOOSE A RECIPE
Select one our many recipes or possibly your own recipe.
START BREWING YOUR RECIPE
All grains, hops, malts, and yeast will be provided for your brew. Use our in house supply or bring in your own custom ingredients.
4 MAKE THE WORT
This 2 hour process is fun either by yourself or with friends and family. A beer coach is provided to ensure perfection to your brew.
TRANSFER TO PERSONAL FERMENTER.
You and the staff will transfer your brew into its own fermenter to begin the fermentation process. Depending on your brew this takes 2-3 weeks.
RETURN TO BOTTLE AND ENJOY!
Using professional bottling equipment, you will bottle your brew. It will be cold and ready to drink which makes the process so much fun! Bring your own bottles or purchase them here.