What I Did On My Holidays#
Well, sure! I'd been wanting to get back into brewing for some time, but was stymied by the problem of acquiring a Sufficiently Large Boiler. I had reached the point of contemplating having a custom vessel built by a local stainless-steel manufacturer, but the expense was formidable! The offer was irresistable, especially as the kegs in question had already seen use in a brewery, so had their tops cut out and various plumbing bits fitted.
Most of the building-phase took place during the week of 19 September 2009. The design is a simple, single-tier, 3-pot system. Although, since I have a pump installed in the system, the design could conceivably have been simplified down to a 2-pot system, I stuck with 3 so that... at some later stage... I can expand/complexify the system by modifying the Hot Liquid Tank to include a heat-exchanger. This will will make sophisticated, multi-step mashes easier, meaning more interesting beer recipes become approachable.