Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The Pilot System Part 2 - @hawksbillbrew
Since receiving the pilot system two weeks ago, David and Kevin have kept busy inspecting and assembling the components. They completed this task over the weekend and moved the system out to the barn, where the power was correct for operating the system.
In the first photo here, the tower, the kettles, and the hot liquor tank are shown as they will be set up during brewing. Also, the controller is installed with the system plugged in.
Everything's pretty much ready to go - they need some additional hoses and connections to complete the job before the guest home brewer will brew the first batch, but that time is coming. The selected recipe is a red ale.
As I understand the schedule, there'll be a practice run with hot water, a cleaning, and after that the first brew - sometime over the next two weeks or so. I hope to be there for it.
The storage solution for everything when it is not in use is to lock it away nearby. It makes for a shiny display, as seen in the second photo!
Our plan for the fermentation phase is to use the walk in fridge - there's a cool bot control there so that we can monitor and manage fermentation temps - should work well.
I'll have a post for the pilot batch whenever it's completed - hopefully I'll be there to see that in person!