Posts Tagged ‘mash-kettle’

Previous mash-kettle Posts

Grain Pulley

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Since we don’t have an auger, our mash-in procedure requires filling buckets with crushed grain and dumping them into the mash. These buckets can get heavy (50+ lbs), making dumping difficult.

The old way of adding grain into the mash involved lifting the buckets above our head and dumping the grain into the mash tun. This was bad on our backs as illustrated below:

old school grain dumping

Concerned with the overwhelming possibility of hurting our backs, we installed a pulley system to do all the lifting for us. This saves our backs as seen in the below diagram while testing our system.

new grain dumping

And so our backs were saved, thanks to the miracle of the pulley. Here’s the pulley in action on brew day:

Grain Pulley from Joe Nascenzi on Vimeo.


Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Last week the last two smokestacks were installed in the brewery. There is one attached to the burner to remove all carbon monoxide (very important), and one attached to the top of the mash-kettle to remove all steam from the boil.


One day we hope to have big brick ones, but for now these do just nicely.

Mash Mixer

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Thanks to your t-shirt orders, we were able to buy a pretty sweet mash tun mixer blade.

As this is being written, Captain Christopher R. Enegren is in the time machine, aka the mash-kettle, securing the blade to the mixer.

It is going well.

mash mixer