Brewery Design

Previous Brewery Design Posts

Batch 100 Beer Release

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

As many of you know – the Conditional Use Permit for our big brewery expansion recently was approved by the City of Moorpark! To celebrate this momentous occasion we are releasing the 100th batch of beer we ever brewed – a Belgian Strong Ale aged on Belle Meade Bourbon Barrels for five months.

The brew has bourbon, vanilla and oak flavors from the barrel. The classic Belgian yeast strain we used adds plum, raisin and fruitiness that round out the beer and create something incredibly complex and enjoyable.

The beer will be for sale at the brewery starting Friday March 7th at 6pm. Tasters, glasses and 750ml bottles will be available.

The Batch 100 Label

June 26, 2011. It was 4AM on a brisk Sunday morning as we stepped outside the brewery for a “victory” cigar during our first brew. It had been 16 hours since we started that brew day and the end was nowhere in sight. The day’s hopes of celebrating at a local pub had quickly dried up into a yearning for the end and the comfort of our beds.

The brewery had tested us and though we may not have won a flawless victory, the beast had been broken.

It has been over two years since our first battle with the brewery, some days have been easier, some harder – we like to think we’re more efficient now. As they say, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” and as for EBC, what didn’t kill us made us Belgian Stronger.

So we present to you Batch 100 – a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. This beer has complex, plum-like characteristics and hints of vanilla, oak and raisin from the four months aging in Belle Mead Bourbon Barrels.

Bottling Batch 100
Here are some goofy pics of us bottling up Batch 100 in ultra-high-tech fashion.

Thermocouple Harpoon

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Not only can this baby take and record temperature data from any brewing vessel to our brewputer (brewery computer), if the brewery ever teleported us back to the eighteenth century, we’d be able to record the most accurate whale temperatures for the time period.

thermocouple harpoon

3D Brewery Models

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Can never have too many 3D brewery models. Here are a couple more where you can check out our updated brewery layout and see how it all fits together.

Sent in Brewery Specs

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Sent our brewery specs in today to Premier Stainless. We’ll be working back and forth for a few weeks making sure everything in our order is built exactly as designed. Here are the specs we sent over: custom 3bbl brewery order

Brewery Equipment, Plumbing, Electrical & Accessibility

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Brew Captain put together specs for our brewery equipment, brewery plumbing and brewery electrical equipment to quickly show city planners, contractors, etc. our plans.

Check it out (in pdf format): Enegren Brewery Equipment, Plumbing, Electrical & Accessibility

Brewery Layout and Floor Plans – Initial Setup Design

Friday, July 16th, 2010

The Brew Captain created a 3D model of our brewery in Solid Works. We use this brewery layout and floor plan to:

a) Develop the most efficient brewery layout.
b) Show our brewery to government officials to help pass regulation before starting construction.
c) Helps get accurate cost estimates for plumbing and other installations.
d) Help spec out accurate costs for all equipment needed.
e) Looks cool.

The Captain also created a labeled 2D floor plan areal view to put everything in perspective. (In PDF format here: Brewery Equipment Layout/Floor Plan )

3D Brewery Layout and Floor Plans:

Brewery Design #2

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Just a few upgraded brewery designs for our 3bbl commercial system. Most notably different from the first design is moving the mash pump closer to the mash tun to improve pumping. This also allowed to move our heat exchanger to the left of the Lauter Tun, making the piping less convoluted. One step closer to buying this puppy.

Brewery Drawings & Parts

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Some more drawings of our brewery that Chris slaved over.  Below is the brewery overview, parts list, overview with numbers that correspond to the parts list & and some awesome drawings of our mixers (though the latur tun rake will not be included in our final brewery purchase – at such small scale they add little to efficiency.)

Brewery Design #1

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Brew Captain Chris Enegren spent a few weeks drafting up our first brewery to send over to Rob at Primer Stainless for review and feedback.

From left to right on the overview diagrams, we have the HLT, Lauter Tun and Mash Kettle.

Two close up pictures: one of  the top of the Mash Kettle with focus on the mash mixer and the second focuses on the main brewery plumbing.