The simple things make such a difference. The latest upgrade to the pilot brewery made a surprising difference. Yesterday’s brew day was the quickest in a long time. My back doesn’t feel as strained either.
Two layers is enough for my mash tun to hold temperature with two degrees without needing to add any external heat.
Today’s project is replacing the worn out, years old jacket for my mash tun. Reflectix is cheap, effective, and easy to work with.
While I had the drill set up, I cut a hole in one of the matching lids for my other two vessels. This will allow me to CIP all the things.
One of the benefits of changing over to sanitary fittings is the sheer amount of options. For whirlpool, I can remove the condenser and cap the port.
I cut a hole for a sanitary port in my kettle lid. The port will let me use a CIP spray arm (another future upgrade) but more importantly for my indoor, all electric brewery, this steam condenser will address one of the biggest drawbacks, the sheer amount of water my kettle boils off.
Broke everything down to do a deep clean. Yes, I know how everything goes back together. Ordered upgraded fittings and new hoses yesterday.
Best news to start the day: the results of my nuclear stress test last week were perfectly normal. And my cardiologist is super curious about craft beer so we spent more time chatting about my brewery than my heart.
Productive morning meeting with my business analyst. Working on the final push for the business plan. Enjoying a late lunch while in Frederick at Roasthouse Pub.