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« on: February 19, 2011, 06:27:03 AM »
A few of you had PM'ed me over the last few months and asked to see some progress on the brewery. I finally have gotten time to upload some photos (which wasn't an easy task on dial up) - I wanted to make sure I showed you guys what we have done though while it is still like a big home brewery set up. Itss a really small brewery right now, but it is amazing how much beer we are actually able to get out the door. We have some 3bbl fermenters that will be here in a couple of weeks and we are hoping to be able to grow into a 6bbl brewery (back to back 3 bbl brewhouse) by sometime this summer.

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Office (I know, not impressive but I wanted to show off the "Damnation" bottle.  :D


Wet area and brew rig with keg cleaning set-up (note old homebrew kettle in foreground - aka "pilot system"  ;D


Keg cleaning


Brew rig - 55 gallon Blichmanns


Brew dog (cold room and partner in background)


Fermenters - 42 gallon conicals


Inside cold room; bright tanks being charged


Kegs waiting to be filled


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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 06:32:31 AM »
Thanks for the tour! Looks great!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 06:57:32 AM »
Looks beautiful to me!
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 07:25:12 AM »
Super cool to see it all, thanks for the tour!

Gotta love a job were you can wear yer rubber boots! ;D

Are you just making the IPA right now?

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 07:59:56 AM »
I like how the logo turned out, too.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 08:07:51 AM »
Super cool to see it all, thanks for the tour!

Gotta love a job were you can wear yer rubber boots! ;D

Are you just making the IPA right now?


Thanks. We have a Belgian White, a Belgian Tripel, a German Alt and the IPA that we put on regular. Then we have a few side batches we put out from time to time.

While its not updated to include all our beers or locations, here's the website: www.yellowhammerbrewery.com
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 08:12:10 AM »
A blue cooler would disappear in your wet room.

Like the logo. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2011, 08:57:10 AM »
Home away from home, huh, Keith?  FWIW, your operation looks a LOT like what Ninkasi looked like when they started up.  Considering how they've grown, I'd say it bodes well for you guys.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 09:02:45 AM »
Absolutely fabulous ;D
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 12:17:51 PM »
Livin' the dream...

Looks like you left yourself plenty of room to grow. Nice setup. And I like this pic especially for some reason... It's like a home-brewery on steroids.

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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 01:51:26 PM »
Very cool, Keith!  Looks like a great space with room to grow.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2011, 02:02:21 PM »
I like how the logo turned out, too.

I like how the logo on the keg has seen some wear and tear, been thru the brewery and back a few times.
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2011, 02:56:57 PM »
Very cool!  The logo looks great too!

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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2011, 05:15:19 PM »
Been meaning to say this - I looked at your webpage, the beers you choose to make and the places you choose for initial distribution; the wife and I agree, you've nailed it on the head, seriously, perfectly done.  Now that I've looked at your fermentation chambers I'm thinking that's brilliant (doesn't hurt that it's the exact fridge and setup that I use at home though with a smaller fermenter).   I know in our county that I couldn't get away with the same setup because those aren't commercial freezers;  you didn't have any difficultly with regulations?  Anyway, I hope all goes well; it's a rough business but I think you'll do just fine.  cheers, j     

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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2011, 06:05:38 PM »
What are your bright tanks from?

By the way your place looks pretty big with plenty of room to expand.

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