Whew. Launch was a big success, the place was packed and we sold lots of beer, soda, and ice cream, many floats, growlers, shirts, etc. Good times. As it turns out we can fit a lot more than 15 people.
couple questions, How is your water vapor evacuated on the boil kettle? (serious question) and do you got a lock on that pannel that supplies the taps?
The lid on the kettle is hinged, so I take off the smaller part of the lid and the vapor floats out the top of the kettle.
I tripped the breaker for the lights the first time I brewed on the system, but I moved the lights and my batches of soda haven't tripped anything since so I'm hopeful it won't be a problem for the next beer. I also started using fans to blow the air out the open window/door, which is right next to the kettle. It is not ideal, but it's functional so far.
Yes, there is a lock on the panel
Top right corner in the pics. And it is covered with posters now, so it's a lot less obvious that it is an access door.
What- you've never seen Tampopo?
No, and it's 2 hours long so I'm not watching it
What is Tampopo?
Looking good. Thanks for sharing. If you have any questions, let me know.
Thanks Leos - I want to pick your brain about keg cleaning rigs, pulling the spears out is a PAIN! I was thinking I could just do one like my corny cleaning setup, a bucket with a sump pump in it. The coupler I use as a keg filler is already set up to vent from the gas fitting, so I'm thinking if the outlet of the sump pump goes to the beer in side of the filler it should shoot liquid up the spear and drain out with no problems. It should be easy enough to go from the sump pump outlet to PVC/hose barb/hose/tri clamp fitting, which can then clamp on to the filler, invert the keg and let it drain back into the bucket. Wash a bunch of kegs with caustic, switch to water to rinse, call it good. For sani, fill the first one, then use CO2 to push from one to the next.
So my questions are:
1. Can a sump pump handle sitting in caustic?
2. How much liquid do you think I need to have in the system to run one keg at a time?
3. Will it actually drain effectively?
4. Is there a better way to do this for cheap?
5. Am I missing something?
This seems like an easy and cheap solution, so I'm concerned about missing some obvious reason this won't work. I figure I can even build it with swappable fittings, so I can do cornies or sankes just by switching the rig at the pump.