It’s hard to remember back to the beginnings of Mostly Harmless Brewing Co.. That’s been many, many days ago now… maybe even weeks. But it’s still nice to reflect back on the days we started with a Mr. Beer kit and a dream and to look at where we are now… two guys who know just enough about brewing to be dangerous. Ahhhh… I do love reminiscing.
This week we had a couple big upgrades to our equipment. Due to my temporary hiatus from the daily grind I’ve had a bit more time on my hands lately and I’ve been tinkering around with things. Brian got sick of ice-bathing our wort to chill it and got us a shiny new stainless steel wort chiller and after seeing a friend brew with a fly sparge head I built one for our setup. While cleaning the gara… I mean brewery out I stumbled on a partially built aquarium stand that a buddy started and never finished and I had an idea. We’re going 3-tiers, baby!
Pretty simple build out here. I added a platform to the top of the stand to put our hot liquor tank on (tank, bucket.. whatever) and then put some blocks on the front of the stand to keep the MLT from sliding off and still allowing us to tilt it and get all that delicious wort. With the addition of a few feet of high-temp hose and some clamps we had a gravity-fed 3 tier system happening. I’ve run a test with water through it and it works great, this Saturday we’ll be having a Brewbecue and we’ll test it out on a live batch. Wish us luck.
The fly sparge head in action.
In addition to the equipment upgrades we also bottled our White House Honies honey ale. Our Horse Pop lemon wine and an all-grain version of Hair of the Dog Oatmeal Stout (HOTDOS) will be ready to bottle up soon.
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- 5 Brewing Terms Every Beer Drinker Should Know (drinks.seriouseats.com)
- So, You Want to Homebrew? Part I, The Beginning (theregion.ca)
- So, You Want to Homebrew? Part II, This Time It’s Personal (theregion.ca)
- Why I Became a 1-Gallon Homebrewer – Beer Sessions (thekitchn.com)
- We’re Moving On Up! (mostlyharmlessales.wordpress.com)