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Monday, June 10, 2013
Another Brew Day at Beaver Run Brewery
The hops for this batch of Flat Tale IPA.
There’s plenty going on at Hawksbill Cabin this summer. But it seems I have fallen a little behind on
putting up some highlight posts from the vacation week that Mary and I spent
there in late May, so I am going to work on getting caught up this week with a
few posts – today is the first of three.
We’d had a great visit from Kathy that included rib night
with Sally and Dan out on their patio, and then Dan announced he was going to
brew a new batch of his Flat Tale IPA. It turned out that spending Sunday
morning at Beaver Run Brewery would be a great way to get the vacation underway
– so I headed over there after breakfast to join him, arriving just as the mash
Wrapping up the mash.
Already I’ve written a few posts about the upgrades at
Beaver Run Brewery – they’ve been designed both to help scale up the operation
a bit for the most part, but they also make everything just a bit easier to
manage. That’s especially the case with
the pump – which eliminates the need to lift boiling hot wort – and the plate
chiller, which expedites cooling the wort down to yeast pitching
The wort chiller is the last step in the brewing process.
So the activity is just a lot of fun, and then you have a
great product to enjoy at the end of it all.
As usual here are a few photos of the process – it will be a few weeks
before we can enjoy the beer, though!