CHILLING OUT” I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington
Good news bad news – but mostly good news. The bad news first. Our chiller has been down. It’s been a rough summer. First our yeast house got 6 weeks behind in creating yeast which put us behind, but we’ve started our own yeast propagation program so that won’t happen again, Then we had a mechanical which was causing some instability in the beer which resulted in us having to dump a lot of beer down the drain. That was painful and put us even further behind. Our deepest apologies as we’ve just about run everyone out of beer. Then our chiller went out. We were able to replace it with a pre-owned unit which lasted one day. We’ve been down with no chiller for one week and beer in the tanks. We’re really behind now. Couple batches of beer are being poured down the drain. What’s the good news? We’ve got NEW BEER! It looks like we will be able to save a couple of batches. Since it’s fermenting at a new temperature, it’s not the same beer but it tastes really good. So – you’re gonna have to come on down and try out the new batches as they won’t be bottled and will only be available on tap at the brewery.
More good news: one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. These old units in the attic which were destroyed by the copper thieves will serve to offset the cost of the new chiller which is being installed today.