1906 E. NC Hwy 54, Suite 200-B
Durham, NC 27713
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Brew School 101: Getting Started in Homebrewing   [ Show || Hide ]

Make your own beer?? Oh hell yeah!

Welcome to Bull City Homebrew's Brew School, a 101 level class designed for people who have never brewed a batch of beer before and are interested in learning how, or for people that have made a batch or two and still have questions.

This class teaches you everything you need to know to go from opening up an extract recipe kit, brewing up the batch of beer and then bottling it to enjoy with your friends. No prior knowledge of homebrewing is required.

Will we be making a batch of beer?

Yes and no... we make a small batch so you can see what all of the ingredients look like and smell like. When Julia Child demonstrates cooking Thanksgiving dinner, she puts an uncooked turkey in the oven and pulls out a roasted bird 15 seconds later. We do the same type of thing... you won't be watching water boil for an hour in this class.

So how long does the class take?

We'll show you the entire process from opening the recipe kit to bottling in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. We think you'll be so excited after the class that you'll want to run back home and brew one up right away... and we don't want to take any of your valuable time away from that!

How much does it cost?

Our class costs $25 and provides a lifetime worth of beer brewing knowledge that you can put to use right away.

Save time and buy online! Click here to buy your tickets to Brew School today and we'll mail them to you, or to wherever you'd like them to be sent to.

When are the classes?

Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 AMFULL
Saturday, September 20 at 11:00 AM (3 spots left)[Register]

Interested and want to sign up or find out more?

We like to keep the classes small, no more than 20 people. Signing up is on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you're interested, click on the [Register] link next to the class time slot you want, or send us an email at brewschool@bullcityhomebrew.com.

You're also welcome to stay after class and pick up equipment and ingredients to make your first batch of beer at a 10% discount, a special perk we offer our newly graduated Brew School students. Office hours are immediately after class, and schmoozing with the professors is also encouraged, as they can provide tips on making your first beer a winner.

We hope to see you in class!



Brew School 201: Getting Started in Kegging   [ Show || Hide ]

Come to the Brew School keg party!

Kegging is like a special kind of homebrewing nirvana, where bottling no longer exists. Many dream of attaining this level of homebrewing, but when they look at the selection of fittings, tubing, shanks, and connectors, they start to think that maybe bottling isn't so bad. In addition to all the parts, there's so many options: sanke vs. cornelius kegs, pin lock vs. ball lock, MFL fittings vs. flared fittings... it's endless.

This class teaches you everything you need to know to set up a full kegging system with cornelius (corny) kegs. We'll show you all the pieces and parts and how they go together. You'll also learn how to fill it up, carbonate and serve your homebrew with it. The class will have lots of hands on time for those that want to try out the equipment. No prior knowledge of kegging is required.

So how long does the class take?

The class takes about an hour and a half. After that, you're welcome to ask as many questions as you want and try setting up the gear yourself. We think you'll be so excited to keg after the class that you'll be making plans to convert your kitchen fridge on your trip home.

How much does it cost?

The class costs $25, and provides a lifetime worth of kegging knowledge that you can put to use right away. You can buy a class ticket at the store, just ask at the register.

Save time and buy online! Click here to buy your tickets to Brew School today and we'll mail them to you, or to wherever you'd like them to be sent to.

When are the classes?

No class times are set for this class right now.

Interested and want to sign up or find out more?

We like to keep the classes small, no more than 20 people. Signing up is on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you're interested, click on the [Register] link next to the class time slot you want, or send us an email at brewschool@bullcityhomebrew.com.

We hope to see you in class!



Brew School 202: Using Sanke Equipment   [ Show || Hide ]

Using Sanke Kegging Equipment to Ferment and Serve Beer

Sanke kegs are gaining a lot of popularity and cornelius kegs are getting harder and harder to find. Kyle Hefley, our resident kegging expert, has put together a class to teach everything you need to know about post boil use of Sanke kegs to ferment, condition, and serve your beer. Prior knowledge of kegging is not required, but will be helpful.

Topics will include:

  • Safely opening and closing sanke kegs
  • Cleaning and sanitizing sanke kegs
  • Single stage ale/lager fermentation
  • Racking between kegs using counter pressure/spunding valve
  • Using sanke kegs as bright/conditioning tanks
  • Dry Hopping in sanke kegs
  • Apply these techniques to Cornelius kegs

The focus will primarily be on Sanke kegs, however all the techniques can be applied to Cornelius kegs (soda kegs). Whether you use Cornelius or Sanke kegs, come on out and learn how your beer can go from the fermentor to your glass without ever coming in contact with oxygen!

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Not a single penny! You can take our class for less then the cost of a single can of Old Milwaukee. You've got nothing to lose!

When are the classes?

No class times are set for this class right now.

Interested and want to sign up or find out more?

Signing up is on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you're interested, send us an email at brewschool@bullcityhomebrew.com.

We hope to see you in class!



Store Hours:

Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm

Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm

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