Q. I want to make beer, but I don't know how!
A. The Bx Beer Depot offers many educational tools for the aspiring brewer. Our staff can offer excellent advice, we sell a wide variety of books about brewing, and we offer regular classes if you prefer a more visual approach. If you would like to schedule a class, please visit our Calendar on this Link
, choose a date that we are offering a class, and contact us at 561.965.9494 to rsvp.
Q. What do I need in order to make my own beer?
A: Homebrewing requires a few specific pieces of equipment as well as a couple common household items. Basically, you will need a container to ferment in, a way to create a siphon, a stock pot to brew in, a spoon, cleaners, sanitizer, and a thermometer. The Bx Beer Depot sells beginner equipment kits that make 1 Gallon Batches for $25.00, or $40.00 with recipe included
. We also sell equipment for producing 5 gallon batches, starting under $100.
Q. How long does it take to make beer?
A. Starting off as a brewer, you can expect each batch of beer to take 2-3 hours to brew. After the beer is brewed, you will need to allow 2-3 weeks for fermentation and bottle conditioning. With a kegerator brewers have been known to go from grain to glass in less than 7 days!
Q. Where can I find beer recipes?
A. The Bx Beer Depot has a large recipe book, as well as multiple books for sale offering a slew of delicious beer recipes. Our staff is also well trained in helping you craft the perfect beer for your pallet, and can help in creating special brews or clones of commercial ales. Stop by the store and feel free to ask for advice on customizing your brew!
Q. What kind of beer can I brew at home?
A. You can brew anything you like to drink. However, for Florida customers we would suggest making Ales instead of lagers. If you would like to make a lager, such as a pilsner, you will need to be able to control fermentation temperature for extended periods of time. We do offer equipment to accomplish this.
Q. How much does it cost to brew a beer?
A. 1 Gallon Recipes are anywhere from $15.00-$20.00 each. 5 Gallon Recipes average $35.00-$60.00 per batch. With proper equipment and techniques, it is not uncommon for brewers to eventually brew a full 5 gallons for less than $30.00.
Q. What kind of brewing supplies do you offer?
A. We have a full selection of brewing products. We offer Co2 fills, a wide selection whole leaf and pellet hops, brewers spices, testing and cleaning equipment, dry and liquid yeast, and over 45 types of brewers malt. If you need anything from malt extract to kegging equipment, we've got what you need!