While we're waiting for our HERMS to be rebuilt we have had to employ other methods of controlling the temperature of our mash.
Many will say our mash tun should have been insulated from the start and they are right. I mean aside from making temperature control simpler it also saves energy which in return saves money. Truth be told it was also something we requested when we purchased our equipment but were convinced it was not required. Either way its required now and we have bush mechanic'd it...
We have many plans to make our insulation more aesthetically pleasing and robust, but for the point of this exercise it'll do.
I'm sure many readers of our page are aware just how important temperature regulation is for the mashing stage and what an effect variation can have on your brew time and end product. What really threw us a curve ball was the variance between our probes readings (from the thermo well) and the actual reading from various stages in the brew. In some cases it has been up to 5% variance. A trap for you players...
I guess the long and short of it is everyday our efficiency is going up and our brew times are going down and that can only be a good thing!
This Saturday, May 19th, we will officially be opening our brewery!! Our kitchen will be producing some scrumptious food, all 24 taps on our shiny new draft system will be pouring a multitude of beers and ciders and the sun will be shining down on us (hopefully). We hope you can come down and join for what is to be a memorable day, and just the first of many more to come as TRBC steps on down the road we began on so long ago. With that aside lets have a small rundown of our story so far:
As many of you may know we're always hard at work putting in upgrades down at the brewery. We’ve also got another big one on the way so we thought we’d fill you in on all the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes.
Noticed anything different recently? Yea, we didn’t think we’d fool you that easily! We’ve gone and gotten ourselves a new website.
What’s the difference? Well, it’s rather swanky for one! Everything is still pretty much the same behind the makeover, however, one major difference is that we now have a new online shop available for you to use, and it’s live right now!