Another milestone today. I have finally transitioned to brewing at the brewery. Now realize, I am still on the smaller pilot homebrew system that I have been using for the last four years as the big 3.5 barrel system still needs some work to get fully up and running. I decided to do a Weizenbock and the Amarillo IPA as I don’t need to filter those, thus saving a little time.
Today was also important, even if still on the small pilot system since I plan to use it for our new, experimental beers. So today’s brewday will test if we have what we need in the right place (hot and cold water, filtered water) and what changes will be needed to optimize work-flow and productivity.
This did end up being spur-of-the-moment. I blew the last of my kegs at home and I just ordered the draft beer system that I will be installing soon…so I needed beer to test! I will admit, things are a little raw here so if you didn’t get an invite, it wasn’t personal, there will be more later. I only wanted a few people as I knew I would be running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off…plus I had no beer and no food. Soon as we get the inside a little more finished (bathrooms, floors, bar), the usual suspects will definitely be notified!
*Due to still waiting on the licensing, this beer will not be for sale, but we need to prove the system here and need it to hook up and test the draft system.
Since assistant brewer Jesse couldn’t make it (finishing his honeymoon), my wife got demoted from ‘wife of brewer’ to ‘brewers assistant’! 😉
Thanks to my wife and kids, Ross, Daniel and John for helping out today.
Jesse, we hope you and Rebecca had a great honeymoon and we will definitely see you next time…brewing on the big system! You were definitely missed today.