Our new 3 barrel system showed up at the end of June and as we approach the end of August I'm hoping we will have all of the kinks worked out. You of course expect some things to go wrong as you move from one system to the next, especially when buying used equipment from dairy yards. But, this move has definitely been challenging. Weeks went by as we waited for plumbing and gas to be finished, and then a few more when ingredients didn't show up. When it was finally time to try out the shiny new system everything went smoothly... until it was time to cool down the wort. My heat exchanger, one of the used dairy pieces, didn't have the proper flow rate.
A few, well a lot, of tweaks the following weekend and a new heat exchanger, and now brewing for the second time on the system today is completed. Things went smoother, with only a few things to still work out. I'm hoping next weekend will be a true success and we can really start producing some beer for your drinking pleasure!
-Ian Clark, beer chef / founder