How long does it take to brew?
Your initial Brew Session will take about 3 hrs, fermentation will then take about 2 to 3 weeks, you will then return for your Bottling Session which will take about 1 hour.
Is it legal to make my own beer?Yes, however the Alcoholic Beverage Control of New Jersey requires that everyone that brews beer for private consumption must obtain a permit. The cost is $15.00 and is good for a year. We will file the required information for you during your first visit.
What is the average cost to make beer?Most beer styles cost between $195 to $230 per batch
What is the batch size of my Micro-brew beer?
Each batch yields approx. 5 cases (24 bottles per case) of 12 oz . bottles of beer.
Why is it better to brew onsite at Brew-U?
Grape Beginnings is a Complete Micro Brewery on a Micro Scale. In addition to the best materials, ingredients and technology available onsite, the following benefits are realized:
- NO Beer Kits
- NO Chemicals
- NO Cleanup
- 100% Natural ingredients
- Fresh, Delicious, Absolutely Outrageous Microbrews at a reasonable price
Can you sell your Grape Beginnings products?
No. All products are meant for personal home use.
How Long will the beer last?
All our brews are 100% natural with no preservatives added. It is important that you store your beer in a cool dark place. (A fridge is ideal). Basically, we feel the beer is best drunk fresh, or within about 3 months. The more hops in the beer the longer the life. Beer lasts longer in the winter than the summer. Storage and bottle cleanliness are the main factors in shelf life.