Sorry for the tardy update on the new brewery. Bill has been honing his soldering, plumbing, and wiring skills to get everything up and running. Below are some pictures of the new brewery and taproom with captions to explain. Hope to see y’all in the taproom soon! Cheers, Bill
The PLC panel. This panel monitors and controls all the temperature sensors, flow meters, and solenoid valves in the brewhouse and cellar.
Glycol plumbing into each of the fermentation vessels. Each tank has solenoid valves that open and close depending on the temperature read by the computer. If the fermentation temperature gets too warm, then the valve opens and circulates cold glycol in the tank, thereby lowering the fermentation temperature to the optimum value. Too warm fermentation temperatures can cause undesirable flavors in beer.
Fermentation vessels. These tanks are where the magic happens (yeast turns sugars from malted barley into beer)! Notice the wires coming down from the ceiling. These are the probes to monitor fermentation temperature. These relay the information back to the PLC to determine whether or not the tanks need glycol to lower fermentation temperature.