Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > A 5 barrel brew day! Warning: lots of brewery pr0n pix.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2009, 08:40 PM   #21
Acumen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 51
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Great post!

__________________
Acumen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 08:44 PM   #22
nostalgia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port Murray, NJ
Posts: 2,397
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thorongil View Post
Questions:

1. What does he use for a heat exchanger?
2. What about hops filter (for the kettle)?

Looking to glean ideas from one of the "big guys"...
1. That big blue thing with the big bolts going through it. Says, "Meuller Accu-Therm Plate Heat Exchanger" on it.

2. Nothing. I specifically asked this. All he does is whirlpool.

-Joe
__________________
Man Skirt Brewing Co. Website Beer related hints, tips, calculators, links and other good stuff.
MSB Facebook Page Find out what I'm brewing or building! Project Benderator is in full swing.
Fisher Woodcraft wood turning
nostalgia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 08:47 PM   #23
Ewalk02
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 250
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Sweet Thread!

__________________
Ewalk02 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 09:01 PM   #24
nostalgia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port Murray, NJ
Posts: 2,397
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

One other thing I thought was interesting: we were talking about the fermenter bubbling into the blowoff bucket. Dave said he was going to cap it in a day or two. "Cap it?" I asked. He lets the yeast finish fermenting in a sealed vessel to partially carbonate the beer naturally.

To finish/adjust the carbonation, he uses a carbonation stone (like for the O2 aeration) with CO2 inline during the transfer to the serving tanks.

I wonder if this could be duplicated at the homebrew level? Imagine transferring your wort from primary/secondary into your keg and carbonating it en route?

-Joe

__________________
Man Skirt Brewing Co. Website Beer related hints, tips, calculators, links and other good stuff.
MSB Facebook Page Find out what I'm brewing or building! Project Benderator is in full swing.
Fisher Woodcraft wood turning
nostalgia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 09:03 PM   #25
Bopper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,002
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 129

Default

Wow! Awesome post!! Looks like you had a great day!

PROST!

__________________
Bopper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 09:06 PM   #26
pompeiisneaks
Why that human mask?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pompeiisneaks's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 897
Liked 42 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Very cool! I'm impressed at the gadgetry he has going

__________________
~Phil
Fermenting/Kegged/Bottled NONE :( I moved to the NW and haven't had time to setup my brew rig since! (but hey, I'm in the Pacific NW so there's so much awesome beer I don't need to brew it as much hah!
pompeiisneaks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 09:21 PM   #27
JVD_X
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
JVD_X's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gainesville, Virginia
Posts: 1,492
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I have a question... what was used to get all the grain out of the MLT? Did you just reach in and pull it out with a shovel or something?

Also - all that wort/yeast and whatnot ending up on the floor - does he just wash it down at the end of the day? or is a cleaner used?

__________________

- JVD_X

JVD_X is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 09:38 PM   #28
flylock_jac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 267
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Great job sharing your tour/brew day.

__________________
'In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.'
Ben Franklin
flylock_jac is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 09:45 PM   #29
SpanishCastleAle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 4,384
Liked 29 Times on 29 Posts

Default

That's awesome!

Any idea how much backpressure the steam condenser causes?

How is the beer in those serving tanks kept cold?

__________________
Early brewers were primarily women, mostly because it was deemed a woman's job. Mesopotamian men, of some 3,800 years ago, were obviously complete assclowns and had yet to realize the pleasure of brewing beer.- Beer Advocate
SpanishCastleAle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2009, 09:52 PM   #30
dontman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 2,430
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

easily the best photo essay I've seen on the commercial brewing process.

You also explained how breweries go from grain to glass so quickly. When I spent the day at Dock Street here in Philly they did the same thing but I was curious as to the process. They were serving big beers at around 2 weeks 3 tops.

__________________
On Tap: 1. Kelly R. IPA, 2. Roter Hund Hefeweizen, 3. Bud Killer Blonde, 4. Red Dog Pale, 5. Roter Hund Oktoberfest, 6. Pumpkin Ale, 7. McRed's Stout (with new nitro system and stout tap,) Cream Soda, 8. ESB # 3, & 9. Ordinary Bitter.

dontman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Port Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Brewery DesertBrew Commercial Brew Discussion 5 08-31-2011 03:05 PM
WARNING! for Ultimate Brewery Cleaner users Jaybird Equipment/Sanitation 77 07-13-2010 03:26 AM
My first AG brew pr0n IRmeterman All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 08-05-2009 07:05 PM
Warning, brew porn heinz57 Bottling/Kegging 18 04-08-2009 03:28 AM
Warning: Do Not Brew Without Shoes Logan Home Brewing Photo Forum 27 03-05-2008 02:30 AM



Newest Threads