Originally Posted by pdxbg
How's the stand doing? I'm assuming you've put quite a few more brew days on it since your last update. Anything you find you didn't like/want to change?
OT: Had one of your beers at A Beer at A Time in Washougal a couple weekends ago. I believe it was Son of Malice IIPA. It was fantastic! I don't exactly remember what it was that I specifically liked about it though since I was about 4-5 beers deep at this point. I simply remember that it was awesome. Going back to A Beer at A Time this weekend with a buddy who is in town. I will order another and give him a taste as well.
Hey, thanks for the support!
I think Beer at a Time is fresh out of our beer at the moment. NW Liquid gold off Fourth Plain might be your only bet at getting some (they have one of the last kegs, until we keg up what we last brewed). Next couple weeks you should see our Porter and Malice out around in places.
In regards to the stand, I think I've got about 7 batches on it so far.
Some things I'd do differently next time:
- All stainless tubing for the stand
- Bigger control panel
- Mount the chiller vertically (I knew this going into it, just didn't have any other choice)
- Tangential inlet for the boil kettle is so awesome. Whirlpooling before the chiller really clears things up and adds a little punch to your aroma hops.
- Swagelock fittings, cam locks, and spending a little extra on your little things go a long way.
I'll be brewing on it probably two or three times a week coming up here shortly. I start full time next week!