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Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2014, 01:15:28 PM »
The sour beers at my mom's home will remain, I will just not add anything more to it. When the time comes for those beers to be ready, I'll bottle them and haul them across the state.

When I'm done with this bar build, I will have more time for brewing sours. Those new ones will hide out under my stairs. It's a slow phase out process.
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« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2014, 05:28:06 AM »
Put on some finishing touches recently. Some items worth mentioning: received the countertop and finished up the tap list.

Still need to stain and polyurethane the edge banding on the countertop, mount it to the cabinets with the biscuit joint finished, and get the back splash on the taps before I can anchor down that massive drip tray.


My mom gave me this frame (30x40) for the tap list. I finished it out last night with the party tap list. I haven't drawn anything in probably 5 years, so I'm quite pleased with how the title block came out - did it all by hand.

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Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2014, 05:32:04 AM »
Your sign looks pretty dang pro. Zero art skills here. I use masking tape and sharpie.

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Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2014, 05:39:29 AM »
Looking awesome !
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« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2014, 03:31:18 PM »
Amanda, I think you missed your true calling! Tap room designer would be a good second job!
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« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2014, 05:24:56 AM »
Thank you guys. I did go to college for Architectural Engineering and used to do a good amount of pencil art, so I've been well prepared to take on the bar design. :)

In other news, we made substantial progress last night. Namely that the taps are working!! I'm actually a bit surprised that the "computer fan sucking air through PVC" thing works at all. But it certainly works! Just need a couple more hose clamps to get the last two taps with liquid running through them and we'll be in business!

Shot of the back of the tap box. Fan on the left of the picture, three taps labeled and running with Beer Line Cleaner in them:


Shot of the Perlick 630SS set up with the glass rinser drip tray. I'm going to get that installed properly after the party this weekend. Not enough time!


Quick pic of the cabinet doors with Myles adjusting them. TV should be up tomorrow!


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« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2014, 05:33:56 AM »
Ooo! Almost forgot. I ordered this bad boy for the wall from BeerLoved:



60"x40".  ;D

We will use it to map out our adventures with push pins.  8)

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http://www.beerloved.com/collections/art/products/the-bountiful-breweries-of-the-united-states-of-america
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« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2014, 07:12:04 PM »
Made great progress tonight:


We don't need no stinkin' picnic taps!! :)
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Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2014, 11:56:45 AM »
Ooo! Almost forgot. I ordered this bad boy for the wall from BeerLoved:



60"x40".  ;D

We will use it to map out our adventures with push pins.  8)

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That's a really cool map, and very updated!
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« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2014, 03:32:00 PM »
Ha!  "Thaaaanks Amy" is a peach cider at my house.  Does she know she's famous?

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« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2014, 11:10:29 AM »
Been a while since I've updated the brewery/bar build thread. It got nice outside, so we've been tearing apart the backyard and doing a full work-over on that too. Current goal is to have a new deck built by the time the KCBM Oktoberfest party hits our backyard. Oh yeah, and we've been brewing 90 gallons of beer for our wedding! Whew.

Some small progress:

I built a clip-in system for one of my gas manifolds, so there is a female gas inline QD on the manifold and several attachments for the male QD: picnic tap for flushing carboys in the sour area, ball lock gas QD for purging/sealing kegs, the Beer Gun clip in, and a clip in for the closed transfer system.

All of the male clip ins, with the picnic tap being long enough to reach the sour area:


Transferring a Dubbel for souring, glass carboy flushed with CO2:


Using the same system, different clip in, to close transfer from a keg to a CO2 flushed carboy:


You guys should know my need for organization by now:


Restart of the sour beer pipeline. I should really get another lambic going.


I never did post pictures of the interior of the kegerator, but here's Helga! I have 1/4" clear line for the beer line and 1/4" black line for the gas line. The two colors help me keep my sanity. Otherwise, it is just a mess of tubing. The clip in line is the one on the far right.


I mounted the spools of tubing to the joists to keep them out of the way:


In somewhat related news, I did manage to finally understand how to wire a temperature controller on my own! Watch out world!  ;D
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Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2014, 02:26:17 PM »
Holy Helga Amanda, that's quite the setup/brewery you've got going there!
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Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« Reply #72 on: July 14, 2014, 01:41:33 PM »


A beer with the name "The Dog's Danglers" has to be good.  ;D
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Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« Reply #73 on: July 14, 2014, 03:33:06 PM »


A beer with the name "The Dog's Danglers" has to be good.  ;D
I think there is a missing digit on the IBUs. 4 does not seem right for a PA.

You should trademark that name Amanda.  ;)
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« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2014, 03:21:19 PM »
Yeah... I took the picture before confirming if it was closer to 40 or 45 IBUs.

The Dog's Danglers is one if my favorite beer names. I can thank my English boss for that one!
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