The Brewing Process
To get started, select a recipe that fits your style of beer. If you're not sure, one of our brew coaches can help you select a style. Click the image on the right to download or open the PDF.
Then call to make an appointment, 440-239-8788. Leave a message if nobody answers.
Come in a and brew your beer, you may bring a few people with you.
After you brew your beer, we let it ferment in a temperature controlled room for a few weeks (depending on the recipe) then we filter it, carbonate it, and keg it. It is then ready for you to come and bottle it.
PROPER bottle STORAGE
Keep your bottles upright - Never lay them on their sides. Store your beer in a refrigerator or at “cellar” temperature. A cool, dark spot in your basement is better than a garage; temperature fluctuation is bad for your beer.
CLEANING your bottles
Empty all contents of the bottle. Immediately rinse the bottle with warm tap water—TWICE. Place the bottle upside-down in its corrugated case. Once the bottles are clean, store them at cellar temperature or cooler to prevent bacterial growth during storage.
Scheduling And Appointments
The Brew On Premise (B.O.P) is booked months in advance. To make an appointment, you must call 440-239-8788 after 1pm Monday through Friday, and after 9am Saturday. We are unable to schedule a brew session online.
How far out appointments are booked depends on what time of the week you're looking for. Weekends are booked months in advance. Weeknights after 5 would be a month or two. Weekday afternoon appointments are readily available around 1:30pm.
Occasionally Brewing appointments open up due to cancelations. Cancellations are announced on our twitter and Facebook pages. Be the first to call when we announce an opening and you may be able to fill in that kettle(s).
Bottles: Extra costs may include bottles and labels for your beer. One batch makes 72, 20oz bottles (gauranteed). You will need to purchase these bottles from us at 80 cents a piece. You may re-use these bottles should you make another batch.
Custom Labels: Labels are required by law to be put on your bottles after you bottle. You may choose a 4x3 full color customized label for $20, or a 2x4 black and white label for $10. If you dont get your labels in time, we always have a geneneric BEER label to put on your bottles at the $7.50 price.