We’ve made a lot of progress at the brewery since December. A month and a half ago our biggest concern was when our plumbing permit would get approved so we could get the floor resurfaced. Fast forward to 2013 and 610 W. Third St is beginning to look like an honest to goodness brewery.
Standing Up Brewing Vessels
Since the floors were resurfaced and sealed with epoxy, one of the most exciting things we did was stand up all of the uni-tanks, brite beer tanks, and the brewing vessels of our 15 barrel brewing system. It was a laborious process that required some extra hands on deck in addition to some precarious feats of engineering. A couple chain hoists, 30 feet of chain, a dozen quick links and shackles, and two days later we had all 14 vessels off their pallets and upright.
Luckily we captured a lot of it on video. Below you’ll see over 6 hours of footage compressed down to just 3 1/2 minutes. If you watch the whole video you can spot where we ran into trouble a couple times.
More Progress Highlights:
- Finished framing walls for the bar, mill room, laboratory, office and bathrooms
- Received shipment of 6,000 lbs of grain and 500 lbs of hops
- Cooler and keg washer are en route
- Pulled cable to run HDMI signal to flat panel TVs in bar and lounge area
(From L-R: Xavier, Zac, Nico, Jim & Kore)
The Blue Stallion Brewing partners thought it would be a good idea to stand under an 1,800 lb tank in mid air
Check out more photos of what’s been going on the past few months.
Still to Come:
We still have plenty to do to brew our first batch, including: electric, gas, and water hookups for the brewhouse, getting state and federal licensing, as well as finishing the glycol cooling system for the uni-tanks and brite tanks. We will give a progress report as we get closer to our inaugural batch.