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The Belgian Mare Says Hello!

Friday, January 31, 2014

TTB Approval

Great news! The federal brewery application has been approved! Now all that is left is the state inspection...

Almost there....

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

12,000 Views and a White Oak False Bottom

I hope all of my readers had a happy holiday season and a good New Year.  The blog just passed 12,000 views.  What a milestone.  I never thought we would have that many people view our humble writings. Thank-you to everyone who has stopped by to check out what we are doing here in sunny Alstead, New Hampshire.

A quick update is in order:  We have our first round of both state and federal paperwork in.  On the federal side, we have received a request for additional information.  Nothing big, and I can easily provide what they are asking.  But it is a good sign because it shows that they are looking at our application and have not rejected the whole thing outright!

Work on the final touches of the brewery continues with today seeing the final fitting of the false bottom for the mash tun.  The photo is not the best, but the false bottom is made entirely of white oak with stainless steel fittings.  It is a thing of beauty!  As an aside, the hook visible in the photo is hand made of iron.  Our chicken dug it up at the old forge site.  Chickens make pretty good archaeologists.

The white oak false bottom.

Things are starting to move fast!  

Until next time, Cheers!