Well, I finally named my brewery a few weeks ago. SWMBO's Grandfather used to brew beer and make wine for about 20 years. Well, a few months ago we went to California to visit. He gave me his last two carboys that had survived all the years of storage. He had had them in his barn for the last 10 years or so. Well, a few barn rats had made their way into the carboy at one point in time. When I cleaned the carboys out there were enough bones to make about 7 rat skeletons. Hence the name, Rat Bones Brewing Co
While still on hiatus from brewing (with the exception of some Mead
and and the always occupied Apfelwein Carboy) I have been collecting bottles and other brewing related freebies off of CraigsList, as well as gathering materials for and designing my sculpture.
Just an overall picture of the "Brewery". Take special note of the three kegs that are going to be keggles for the single-tier brewstand. Also, there is my Terrible Towel, a christmas gift from SWMBO.
Yours truly cleaning about 6 cases worth of bottles. What a chore.
11 cases of Brown bottles. 2 cases of clear bottles. 2 cases of Flip-top bottles (Grolsch, Fischer, etc.) I use the clear bottles for my Apfelwein. All of these bottles are cleaned and sanitized. Also, my bottle tree I got in a big CraigsList score
. When I go to bottle though, I will re-sanitize the bottles I use.
My Carboy storage area. I have 14 5 and 6.5 gallon carboys, and 5 1 gallon carboys. Some of them are occupied in my closet. Also where I keep my six-pack holders.