How are we already into November?! Where did fall go? It has been a flurry and there is still lots more to get done!
The next equipment acquisition is a little less exciting, but very much a necessity. I picked up two refrigerator/freezers for hop and yeast storage. You cant make beer without yeast, and yeast needs to be kept cool! I had one of my favorite helpers there to help me unload these two! He helped make sure the path was clear, and direct me where to go so I didn't hit anything (like my wife's car!)
This last piece of equipment is very exciting, though! We got out heat exchanger for chill the beer after the boil. This bad boy should knock our post boil wort down to pitching temps in no time!
Equipment is not the only thing that has been coming along nicely. Our conditional use permit with the City of Kasson was quickly and unanimously approved by the City Council. Not only did they grant us the use permit for the brewery, but it would seem the city will allow us some limited off sale for Crowlers and Growlers as well! This is a major bonus that we were not expecting!
We also set up a site to be able to get some Chaotic Good Swag! Check it out HERE or on the Swag and Apparel page of our site!
The bad new....we got a very early freeze! With now! This is a major bummer because we still have some trenching to dig to run water and sewer lines, and we have concrete to pour! None of these are easy with the ground frozen. If we get a warm up at the end of the month, then we may be able to get this done yet in 2019, otherwise construction will have to wait until spring.
So where did fall go? I guess it went into a lot of work, a lot of progress, and a few setbacks! But with each step forward we are a little close to getting beer on the shelf!
I have been brewing for about 10 years. With a background in chemistry, physics and engineering I quickly dove headfirst into the science of making beer. Over the years I have learned to find a happy medium between the art, the science and the joy of brewing. I am still working my day job as a high school science teacher, and will continue to do so until our Chaotic Good Brewing can spread.