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3 bbl System Upgrade

posted Jun 23, 2018, 1:31 PM by Lucas Hohl
May was quite a busy month for Sand Creek!  The momentum of the Colorado Spirits Trail slowed just enough to 
allow the installation of new equipment.  The new Mash/Lauter Tun, Hot Liquor Tank, and Washback Vessel (The brewing side) are now all sized for 3 barrels (3 bbl or 130 gallons +/-).  This equipment is about 2.5x the size of the previous equipment, which will permit larger batches and more efficient production.  This upgrade is as big as I can go while keeping my operation in the "container."  For comparison, the still boiler "Betty" (right-side of left picture) is the same size as my old equipment.
As with any change, everything else had to be upgraded to accommodate the increased volume...so new hoses, pumps, fittings, etc.  The last step...a final inspection!