Build-A-Brewery Day

No brewery personnel has ever been to a Build-A-Bear workshop. However, we imagine it would be very similar to our build a brewery day, except the Build-A-Bear workshop has stuffing and sewing instead of 2.5 inch stainless steel pipes, welding and buffing.

The brewery crew, minus Chief Joe Nascenzi who was back East attending his brother’s graduation from Boston College, finished building the brewery over this past weekend (minus a few last piping welds).

We arrived at Premier Stainless in the morning where we met with Rob, President of Premier Stainless. He gave us the keys to the shop, showed us the welder and said something along the lines of “Well, I’m outta here. You know what to do.”

And so we got to work, only somewhat knowing what to do. The main goal of the day was to connect our 2.5 inch mash pipe from the mash/kettle to the lauter tun. Chris got to work setting this up and tack welding the pipe together.

Meanwhile, Matthew worked on buffing out the pipe welds completed during the week. These were mostly the ones Chris tack welded together back on Brewery Welding Day.

Together they assembled the brewery.

Rob checked in periodically to make sure everything was going smoothly and that no one had burned down the warehouse. Eventually he took off for the day. Luckily Dale, the brewery welder, came in the late afternoon to help finish things off. He then helped load the finished brewery parts onto the U-Haul for transport to Moorpark.

Stay tuned for Operation U-Haul, coming to a brewery blog near you.

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2 Responses to “Build-A-Brewery Day”

  1. Kathy Enegren says:

    great photo’s, who’s your photographer?

  2. Scenz says:

    Woo! Shout out for my graduation.

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