Brewery Equipment Arrives at 703 Pine!

Wednesday was a big day for us at Queen City Brewery. With expert assistance from Demag Riggers, we unloaded three 40-ft. containers of stainless steel: the steam-jacketed brewhouse (mash tun, lauter tun, brew kettle, and hot liquor tank), six 15-barrel fermenters, two 15-barrel brite tanks, and a huge amount of piping, valves, and other parts. Here are a few photos.

Riggers move a 15-bbl fermenter into an upright position.

Riggers move a 15-bbl fermenter into an upright position.

Experts gently move tanks into their temporary location. We will move them into again after the new brewery floor is completed.

Experts gently move tanks into their temporary location. We will move them again after the new brewery floor is completed.

Maarten and Paul take a look.

Maarten and Paul take a look.

A view from the mezzanine.

A view from the mezzanine.

We are storing the equipment in the future tasting area while we finish up the brewery construction.

We are storing the equipment in the future tasting area while we finish up the brewery construction.

QCB November Update

Over the past month, we cut the existing concrete slab to install drains, electrical conduit, and water lines for the brewery, tasting area, restrooms, boiler room, and grain mill room.

Drain pipe to the boiler room with brewery trench drain to the right.

Drain pipe to the boiler room with brewery trench drain to the right.

We placed new electrical conduit in the trenches.

We placed new electrical conduit in the trenches.

We also poured a new concrete pad outside to accommodate our HVAC unit and glycol chiller. These will keep both customers and fermenters at comfortable temperatures.

New HVAC and glycol chiller units.

New HVAC and glycol chiller units.

And once the new floor was poured, we could start framing the new restrooms, utility closet, brewery walls, etc. We have three 40-foot containers of brewery equipment arriving next week, so we are rushing to complete this work as soon as possible.

Framing the restrooms, hall and stairway. The low wall to the right will separate the tasting area from the brewery.

Framing the restrooms, hall and stairway. The low wall to the right will separate the tasting area from the brewery.

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