The work continues at a hectic pace. We are in the middle of our design and layout for the brewery/cidery. Probably at an OCD level, but we are engineering some pretty cool tools that will help us be more efficient at bottling and producing a quality product repetitively.
We were visited by the State Inspector Friday and got our to do list from him. It went much better than we anticipated. The building has a bit of work to be done, but it’s going to be something we can accomplish in 2015.
Currently, I am installing a ceiling in the brewhouse. Not a big sheet rock fan, but it gets us the biggest bang for the buck. We’ll blow several inches of insulation up top to help with our heating and cooling costs. Surprisingly we were told that the wood stove could stay! I love the idea of being able to use some of the downed wood here on the farm to help keep us warm in the winter. It’ll be more important than ever to keep those fermenting beverages at a mild temperature so the yeast can thrive and do their work!
Design continues on a pneumatic bottle capper and washing station. We are reviewing water reports and designing a water filtration stuff to take out all the “extras” provided by the water department.
More later… been a long day!