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The Belgian Mare Says Hello!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Four Windows, Stainless Steel, & Protecto Tape

Today I finished putting up the windows on the south side of the brewery.  Fortunately, these were small windows that I could do by myself.  We now have all four windows installed on that side of the brewery.  I think it looks pretty nice....
This thing is starting to look like a real brewery!

On Sunday, with help from Chris Gauvin, we installed the two big windows on the north side of the brewery.  That was an adventure!  Today I finished sealing the windows with Protecto Tape.  It is good stuff that works.

The Tyvek needs some attention...

The first thing I did today was to pick up the remaining covers for the mash tun and fermentors.  These had been fabricated by Ray Britton at Melanson Company.  He had constructed the first cover, which was spot on. It only made sense to have build the last three.  Once again, Ray's work is perfect.  See the result below...

Another perfect fabrication job by Ray Britton.

So all in all, today was a productive day.  The best part of the day was taking Banana-dog for a two-hour walk in the woods.  We went high up on Smith Hill and were treated to a transcendent view of the New Hampshire hills.  It was a good way to start.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Power Tools, Windows, & Weather

As can be seen in the above photo, we have made some progress on the brewery.  More would have been completed were it not for multiple power tool failures on Sunday and rainy weather today.  Such is life.

On the plus side, today I picked up the rest of the windows I need to complete the building; so a window-setting party is in the very near future.  I have also placed the order for the remaining fermenter covers.  It is exciting to be getting this much closer to finishing.

Even though the rain hampered things with the brewery, I was not idle.  I took the opportunity to clean out the garage and set up the brooder.  Tomorrow we are getting some new chicks!  We have quite a few coming and many are breeds we have never had before.  I always enjoy having the babies, so stop on by for a peek at the peeps.

Spring must tickle the fancy of brewers as we have had many interested parties contact and/or visit the brewery.  Some even brought samples of their own brews! It is great to see the level of interest our project has generated. Hopefully these visits will lead to some future partnerships.

Till next time, Cheers!