Got shirt! Does this make me a brewer? ;-)
5:00am this is the system we will soon be brewing the 310 gallon batch of Tsunami IPA
Boil kettle sits empty for now waiting for the good stuff we are making in the mash tun
955lbs of gain takes a while to mill, fortunately they had 1/2 milled already and loaded in the hopper above the mash tun
Mashing in at about 5:30am
In this little tank you can see how cloudy the mash liquid is before the enzymes chop up all the proteins and starches, conversion of the mash is complete when this clears
Mash Tun! 8~)
Nice looking mash, it smells awesome at this point!
Pumping the hot wort from the mash tun into the boil kettle
This hole is just begging for the hops to be tossed in, we have to wait until all the wort is pumped over and the boil starts
Getting all 4 buckets of boil hop additions ready
IBU soldiers lined up waiting for the wort to come to a boil
Done with this grain! The wort has been pumped over to boil kettle
The rest will have to come out by hand! I wonder who gets to do that? ;^)
It filled two of those carts full of spent grain
Opps missed some, it is so hard to find good help these days
I can confirm that a watched pot WILL boil!
Yeah! Hops #1 added to the boil
30lbs of Maui cane sugar ready to go. . . . . .
Yeah! Hops #2 added to the boil
The is yummy yeast food, at least I think it is yummy to the yeast, I didn't taste it
Yeah! Hops #3 added to the boil
Scott adds the cane sugar this will bump the gravity of this beer up a little bit B~)
MBC has lots of fermenters going, all making really great beers
See that little tank on the left? That is what we are pumping the cooled wort into. MBCs normal fermenters are 3100 gallons today we are "only" making 310 gallons! YEEHAW!!!