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Fermentor vs. Fermenter

A sizable contributing factor to beer flavor is the consistency of your fermentation temperature. Huge swings in either direction are not the type of party that yeast want to attend. So being able to dial in your internal temp, no matter what the external temp, is...

Brew System Ordered!

We feel like it’s Christmas today…and in 8 weeks, we will graduate from our much-loved 5 gallon system that we have had such great times with, up to a Ruby Street Brewing Alpha 1bbl system (31.5 gallons) that uses 50¬†gallon SAE 304 stainless steel kettles....

The Grand Daddy of All Applications

On March 21st we created an account and profile on the TTB, or Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. When it comes to licensing the production of beer, no matter where or at what volume, this is where you start. I love that it is an online application, and that...

A Plan for Wastewater

We reached out to Larry Brown at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The first step was to provide him with a brief description of our property and proposed setup, including the brew system. This included estimated water usage and waste: Brewing once a...

Oregon Dept of Ag – Food Safety Division

Today we spoke with Jon Harrang at the ODA Food Safety Div in Redmond. His recommendations were as follows: Come up with a clear vision of what you want to do and then work to obtain land use approval for that through Deschutes County Community Development Dept....

Bring on the Red Tape!

This was the first of our listed government outreach tasks. We’ve actually found all individuals to be very responsive and helpful. Caroline House is an¬†Assistant Planner at Deschutes County Community Development, and today she provided us with property...