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More Barrels

Contacted a distiller that used to be one of my customers (in another working life). Was able to acquire 4 bourbon whiskey barrels that were dumped just prior to shipping. There will be used for our Christmas Saison and Wee-Heavy Scotch Ale. Four 53 gallon barrels 53 gallon bourbon barrels

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Day 16 Construction

Rooms are starting to take shape. Air conditioning ducts are being hung. There is a hole in the roof for the HVAC system. And, they’re starting on the back wall cut for the roll-up door. Ducts being installed for Air Conditioning Hole through the ceiling for the HVAC system The private room is starting to […]

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Day 14 Construction

Continuing to frame the walls. The area for the restrooms is starting to appear. Also, the HVAC air return is getting set in. And, we now have some cooling for the brewery for during construction and after. Back of the bar area, building out walls for the restrooms and air return Laying out the HVAC […]

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Day 12 Construction

Now that the floor has been closed up, the framing has started for the walls. You can actually see the shape of the brewery starting to appear. Of course, the supervisor (Lucy) was there to put her seal of approval on the project. Lucy supervising the job Framing in the back room Restrooms Main wall […]

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Taproom Items

Working on some items for the taproom. We are reclaiming parts from barrels. Barrel staves are being shaped and drilled out for use serving flights. Barrel heads are being cleaned up for mounting our tap handles along the back bar in the taproom. All the wood is natural white oak with a coating of food […]

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Day 10 Construction

Received inspection approval for in-ground plumbing, pouring concrete to seal the floor, starting to rough-in the duct work for the taproom HVAC. Concrete finishing in the back of the house (eventually for additional employee restroom) Concrete finishing for mop sink and back trench drain Loading in concrete along back trench drain Nervous concrete truck driver, […]

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Day 8 Construction

We had the supervisor (Lucy) overseeing the project, too.  Finishing the rough-in for the below ground plumbing (sewer drains). Final rough-in, preparing for inspection The supervisor overseeing construction Final rough-in for the mop sink and trench drains

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Day 4 Construction

Starting to lay in the plumbing for the sewer. They are having to hand dig all of this trenching, up to four feet deep to connect with the existing sewer lines. We are really happy with the progress being made by this team. Taproom drains Taproom drains and low-voltage conduits Piping for trench drains

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Lumber for the Front and Back Bars

Met with Deutschman Lumber in Sonora yesterday.  Happy circumstance, the owner, Bob Deutschman, is a Marine Corps Veteran and was an ECM Avionics tech on A-6s.  We both served about the same time and actually serviced some of the same aircraft, though my work was behind the scene fixing the boxes. Deutschman Lumber will be […]

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Construction Progresses, Days 1 and 2

Construction has started with teams placing mark-ups for the location of walls.  Then, they really got busy and cut the concrete foundation for location of all the sewer drains.  It is getting very busy in the brewery. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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