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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hell Gate in Fermenter #3, Belfry Brown in Fermenter #2. Fermenter #1 is asking for Hellsmoke Porter. The new smoker has arrived and has been assembled. Now to do some smoking...

Getting closer on new home for the brewery, keeping fingers and toes crossed. Much still to be worked out.

Keepin' on Keepin' On

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I’m trying to be better about keeping up with the blog, a few minor updates this time:

Still working on nailing down a new home for the brewery, larger than the current 350 square feet, but still to be a small hands-on operation. Will be bigger for improved efficiency, but will still be local and artisan. We have not given up on our dream of a farm-brewery, but that may have to be further down the road.

A new smoker is on the way, my old not-so-trusty Weston smoker decided to refuse to fire up The manufacturer does not have the needed parts in stock, and a search at local hardware and plumbing supply shops yielded no solutions. That includes even Karp’s in East Northport, which has just about everything. Turns out the manufacturer uses a very odd sized set of connections, and even they are out of stock for the indefinite future.

The new smoker has a bigger capacity than my old Weston, which I’ll fire up again when I get the parts. I’m looking forward to having both smokers going simultaneously. That will be a big help for all the smoked beers I do, but especially Vlad the Inhaler, which is 100% smoked.

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