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Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Big Week for Licensing

This week, Charles, Rob and I went before the Springfield City Council to get local approval for our Micro Brewer license from the State of Michigan. It was a very weird feeling when they started voting on our resolution. We had been told not to worry that it would go great, but there’s something scary about sitting and being judged.… Read more →

More Equipment on the Way

It sure is getting exciting. We’ve definitely got some skin in the game now. We’ve ordered a boil kettle from Bennett Forgeworks in Ridgway, CO and 8 serving tanks from GW Kent in Ypsilanti, MI. We had been talking with GW Kent and were expecting the tanks to come in mid April. But then we ordered them and “SURPRISE!” they’re… Read more →

Dairy Tank Mash Tun


It made for a long day on Monday. I left home at 5:30 AM and headed up to Pulaski, WI, not far from Green Bay. In a snowy lot, I was finally able to lay eyes on this tank in person. It looked old and beat up, but it will definitely fit the bill for what we need. The price was great so I bought it, had them forklift it into a u haul trailer and headed for home. Two days later, getting this beast into the building without a forklift was no easy chore. Thankfully, we had lots of help. Now it’s in and waiting for modifications. All we have to do is have a tri-clamp fitting welded on and build a wort collection manifold and sparge arm. Thanks to Julie, Garth, Jack, and my dad for the assist. We never would have made it without you.

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