Yes going pro would be interesting and its always on the back of my mind but I have a lot to learn about brewing off the stove top if you will. So for now I'm enjoying the hobby gone wild scenario and having fun handing out samples.
I still have a couple challenges with my system.
1) Cooling. I think I have whipped this one by buying a second plate chiller. I was 90 degrees into the conical on this last batch, still too hot but I think the second chiller will get me there.
2) Fermentation Temperature Control. The temps are all over the place. Anywhere from 65-80 on these last couple batches. So after doing some research on the web I've come up with what I think will be a solution.
I ordered two 55 gallon conicals to replace the 80 gallon I have now. My plan is to build a 60"x72"x32" insulated wood box with cut outs for double doors. Using a Coolbot and a 6K BTU window mount AC unit I should be able to control my temperatures within a few degrees and even crash the beer when it reaches target FG. Here's a rough drawing of what I am planning. Feedback is always welcome.... Has anyone tried what I'm doing using a coolbot and an AC?