To celebrate our first week we cracked open an Ellenberg’s Brewery Black Ale and took a photo of ourselves. We also managed to spill some beer all over the floor, which seems kind of fitting, like a christening.
OK, so its been a whole week now since we got the keys to our new home, and we have been busy trying to get it ready to house our shiny new 10 bbl brew house that is due to arrive in just a few weeks. You can see last weeks pictures here but here are this week’s pictures. I tried to take them in the same location as last, so the progress, if any, is apparent. This weeks were taken in the evening when the light was not so good, just to prove that we are putting in the hours and staying late.
The view looking in from the big roller shutters. Firstly, more of the strip lights are actually on, which is very helpful. Other than the man with the broom, that’s Mike Ellenberg of Ellenberg’s brewery by the way, the big difference here is the missing wall on the mezzanine. This really opens out the place, and will allow us to see the brewery, load things onto the mezzanine with a forklift, and fill the mash tun.
The second view from just outside the roller shutters. Again the most obvious change here is the missing wall from the mezzanine.
Looking down from the mezzanine. Nothing really different here, except the light shining through the windows doesn’t look quite as cool as last week.
First picture from inside the mezzanine. You can see that the little office structure in the far corner has been removed, and again another view of the opened up wall. We must think about getting a safely barrier across there soon.
The second shot from up in the mezzanine area again shows the missing office, and also a few new flooring panels to replace some damaged ones from a leaky roof, which we hope has been fully fixed.
The back room, that will be housing our fermenting vessels very shortly, has become our make shift office area for now, mainly because the kettle lives there by the sink.
Next week should be a busy one, as we need to remove a 2” layer of concrete from the main brewery floor before we can get the new hygienic resin floor installed.