|January 21, 2008|
I stopped by Lagunitas Brewing Friday afternoon to see the new brewhouse that I’d heard they’re in the process of installing. They’re in week three of a nine-week installation of a new 80-barrel system from a German company, ROLEC Prozess-und Brautechnik GmbH, along with many new pieces of equipment. Peter Moroskow and his team, who also recently installed new breweries at both Stone Brewing and Victory Brewing, had taken over the place and there were miles of pipes and other equipment everywhere, with blueprints dotting the walls and a Bavarian flag hanging overhead.
The new tun, still partially wrapped.
Looking inside the never-before-used lautertun.
A blueprint hangs nearby.
The old brewing equipment was moved to the back of the building, where it’s still being used until the new system comes on line.
The six 31-gallon hop dosing vessels, which will be used to precisely time hop additions.
The completely refurbished 6-roller malt milling system.
The Bavarian flag hanging from above, with just a fraction of the pipe remaining on the floor below.
Whoever said the Germans don’t have a sense of humor? Take a close look at this blueprint and notice Lagunitas owner Tony Magee enjoying one of his own creations.
The growing number of fermenters out in back.
Which are growing taller, as well.