Used the auto washer to clean my new mash/lauter tun thoroughly. I cleaned all the fittings, including the false bottom, by hand. All set to brew Open Access Ninja pale lager next weekend.
Finally dialed in my automatic washer. Sump pump provides enough pressure to the spray ball. Last problem was the flow back to the bucket. The new piping solved that perfectly.
I love brewer Lego, that is anything I can get that works with sanitary fittings. Case in point is this end plate with a borosilicate glass window. Now I can see into my fermenter when running my clean-in-place rig.
FV4, which a friend recently and rightly suggested is an excellent droid name, is ready for the first batch of Open Access Ninja in the next couple of weeks. I followed up yesterday’s deep clean with an acid wash to help passivate the stainless.
Finally received all the parts I needed to finish preparing FV4 for Open Access Ninja. My clean-in-place rig will make brew days so much easier. The countdown to brew day starts now. The same parts will allow me to clean my other vessels automatically too.
Still waiting on some piping before I can clean and prepare FV4 for its first brew, Open Access Ninja. In the meantime thought I would make it an official member of my tank farm.
This is going to be so much fun.
Ending my long weekend with a chore heavy Sunday, including bottling. That chore went quicker when I realized my brewing sink and fittings let me configure this little bottle washing tower. TC, like Lego for brewers. So happy I upgraded my little pilot brewery earlier this year.
The focus of today’s brewery chores was electrifying everything. Cut ports for two vessels to add elements, upgraded the element on the third. Also test fit my new wort grant. Still need one or two pieces before I can fire everything up and brew.
More effort invested in the pilot brewery. Today I moved all the shelving from the guest bedroom over. I still have more parts coming before I am finished enough to brew. Already I can see how much easier this setup will be on the next brew day.