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Brewery Build ‘Cobblers Fine Ales’

Posted on: May 3, 2010

OK, so this isn’t just going to be my little garage brewery, we’ll be living here… in fact we are 🙂
The plan was to think ahead for what I was going to need in the garage for my hobby of All Grain Brewing…
It started like this:
And this is me, stood in the brewery 😉
Approx predicted location of 3 tier brewery:
One of the builders floating out my brewery floor:
Walls up:
More progress on the garage area,  we moved in end of March 🙂
Now I’m starting to do the plumbing (below) ready for when I build the stand for the brewing gear, we had the basics all plumbed in to the garage to start with of Hot and Cold water, Natural Gas, Lots of Electric with room for expansion and a drain outlet should I decide to use it:

Next is to build the Brewery Stand out of timber, screwing some 2″x3″ to the walls for the back support and then building up some front legs to form a good sturdy support in case I ever want to brew a bit longer length to what I do at present. I need to finish painting the walls and ceiling, and seal the floor with floor paint before I start the timber work.
The brewery, if a name is in order, will be named after my grandad’s old trade as a Cobbler, quite fitting as we are now living in his old house and still have some of his old Cobbling equipment.
The first few brews have already been done, the above Rye Stout being the first 🙂
During building work its been a busy time, I’ve gone from Engineering and building Escalators to being made redundant and on the dole for two months… and now… I’m working for a Brewery “Living the Dream” so to speak – which has much more promise than staying in Engineering these days 🙂

Not a lot has happened lately…
Just finished paining the Brewery area, the floor paint is supposed to be ‘Chocolate’ looks like a lighter shade of Black to me!:
🙂 Should have bought grey! I haven’t bothered with the recommended concrete primer, there’s only so much I’ll spend on painting a garage floor!

*Another Update!*
Altered pipework, replaced the plastic JG ball valves with metal ones, hot feed on the Quick disconnect with hose for cleaning down. Cold feed plumbed around the big grey down pipe to a ball valve to feed the IC via a JG Pushfit-to-1/2″ tail to fit a bit of silicone hose:

Finally the basic of my 3 tier (4 with the FV) brewery stand, all my malts under the stand (I’ll get the sacks into containers soon), one or two storage shelves to fix under the main stand for bits ‘n bobs. Just the HLT to calibrate and I’ll be good to brew:

The other aspect of the garage, next to build is a short bench next to the boiler for doing the prep stuff on brewdays, which should use up most of the remaining timber:


1 Response to "Brewery Build ‘Cobblers Fine Ales’"

[…] My Garage, right from the Ground works to Mini Craft Brewery – Brewery Corner with plumbed in Hot & Cold water, Gas and lots of Electric and a waste water outlet if I need it. I’ll have a work bench and my weight training equipment in here too. […]

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