This week marked quite a momentous occasion for us here at Twin Leaf — the arrival of our brewing system! We purchased our 10 bbl brewhouse from Specific Mechanical in Vancouver, Canada. Mash tun, hot liquor tank, cold liquor tank, kettle, mill, auger, grist hopper, five fermenters, four serving tanks, unlimited awesomeness.
Our baby finally came home to us on Wednesday, and its arrival was definitely one of the best moments of my life. I documented the day in pictures, here are some of the highlights.
Our poor Big Ass Fan got no fanfare of its own since it just happened to get installed on the same day the tanks arrived. Rest assured, we were really excited to see it finally go up on the ceiling. It’s a 14 footer, and it’s quite lovely.
Next thing that needs to happen is to get the tanks placed where they’re supposed to go. Everything has to be precisely placed so we can plumb and wire everything together. It’s gonna take a lot of work to make the brewery functional, and we crazy nutbag engineers decided we’re going to do it ourselves! No small undertaking.
So that was our big day Wednesday! We have a ton of work to do to get this place going, but we’re still on track for a grand opening in late February. Keep on keeping on!