Yeah I know Christmas is over, but it sure doesn’t feel like it here. As we anxiously await the arrival of our brewing system, we’re doing everything we can to make preparations!
We had our brand new, beautiful polyurethane flooring installed last week. We’re just getting used to not being afraid to walk on it, lest we scratch or dent or otherwise tarnish it. (Kind of ridiculous considering that we bought it to withstand us beating the shit out of it with chemicals.) Anyway, she’s a beaut.
Once that was cured we were able to install our 30′x12′ walk-in cooler on Saturday. It took Tim, Rhett, and I all day, and it was pretty challenging. Carrying the panels over, lifting them into place, lining everything up, locking it together… Then there was the part where all three of us had to stand up on our tippy-toes on ladders to get the ceiling panels into place. Slightly scary. But we did it!
We’ve also been continuing Operation Make the Ceiling Not Look Like Crap. We’re really close to done now. I’m really tired of being covered in fiberglass. But it’s looking pretty sweet.
Once the framing was complete and the fire shaft wall was in place and inspected, the wall guys got started on the drywall. And they are moving fast. It’s starting to look like the taproom we’ve envisioned for months now!
Monday we had our draft system installed. Look at the sexiness!!
We’re starting with 16 taps, but we left room to add four more later on. It’s gonna be awesome.
Today we’ve got guys working on the steam piping for the boiler, and our glycol chiller arrived this afternoon!
All of this to get ready for this baby:
Our brewing system has made the long journey over from Canada. It’ll be here tomorrow! Tomorrow!! I can’t believe it’s really happening. So ready!