(512) Brew News


The Eagle Has Landed! by Kevin - Owner/Brewer
November 30, 2007, 1:25 am
Filed under: Brewery Floor

Yesterday, the (512) brewhouse and cellar tanks arrived in two large cargo containers. What a sight it was to crack that first door…

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With the live unload clock ticking, we quickly started unloading the tanks. First the brewhouse tanks – Mash/Lauter tun and the Brew kettle.

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Next the grist case, brewhouse platform and the uni-tanks (fermenters).

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Once everything was off the trucks, the nail biting continued as we tipped the tanks upright. Check out the video of the mash tun moving into position…

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 The brewhouse went up first followed by the fermenters along the wall…

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One of the last rigging tricks involved placing the motor, shaft and paddle that will mix the grains during mash-in. Just when I thought the balancing acts were over, we had another heavy piece of equipment nearly 20 feet off the ground…

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It was an amazingly satisfying day. While all this was going on, the Electricians were busy pulling the main service wire….

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Lots of progress and lots more in the days ahead as the brewery comes alive…..

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