Draft beer system is DONE!
Alex from BierPros and I finished installing the draft system and it is pouring a few test beers. Honestly the beer flavor is so-so at the moment as these kegs were in the cooler for the past few months with the ‘party pumper’ taps on them – hence a lot of oxygen got in and the CO2 levels got unbalanced. Regardless, I am taking temperatures of the beer that comes out from initial sample size after not using since the prior day, to a few pints into the line. I have been doing this daily to dial the temperatures down in the cooler and the draft line some to get a nice 45 degree pour WITHOUT excessive foam.
The Perlick taps with flow control seem to be a nice addition in dialing back the flowrate for growler fills to reduce foaming – and even further slowing down the beer into smaller glassware.
I was dismayed that upon turning on my new Micromatic line chiller, that it is a little noisier than expected. I’m going to try to soundproof it or end up moving it.
Bar rail delivery
The bar rail got delivered from Hardwoods Incorporated. These were some LOOOONG sections. With over 40 feet of bar rail, they did a great job on packing them.
The kegs came in from PBSTBeer.
I did some painting in several areas including the entrance and some smaller walls.
Test batch brewing
Jesse, my wife and I ran another small test batch to get into the draft lines. This beer will not be for sale but to test the draft system. We made the Carmel Espresso Stout with some recipe modifications, and also the Simcoe Pale Ale.
- Will my Ohio license come in?
- Finalize some of the brewery plumbing
- Submit labels to the state
- Continue working on the odds-and-ends
Thanks to Jesse and my Dad. My wife also continued to work on food development.