Dylan changes out the pirate flag on the top of our brewery.
So I'm pretty sure you'd like to hear what I did today. Well, today was another big day as I decided to change out our water filter cartridges. As I'm sure you surmised, not changing water filter cartridges means we're not brewing much beer so this is good news. Mike asked me just yesterday what my guess was as far as our output was concerned and I guessed something around 1 billion bbls which turns out to be a bit high, but we still needed to change out the filters despite Mike's negative attitude.
I've probably mentioned before that our water treatment program is pretty basic- and thats a good thing- it means our city water is really pretty nice. We have incoming water pass through a two stage filter housing that then fills our Hot Liquor Tank. The HLT is basically a big water heater. The water in the HLT provides all the hot water we need for brew day- mashing, sparging, cleaning, and sanitizing our Heat Exchanger. We don't really need filtered water for anything else, so we bypass the filters for other uses like keg cleaning and wash down.
Our water filter is designed to handle a lot of pressure (we have a 1 1/2" water line feeding the brewery) and its designed to pass through a lot of water quickly. Our HLT is matched for a double brew-day so it handles 40bbls of water (over 1200 gallons) and it fills pretty quick. I was going to make a joke about filling in about 'a billion' seconds and then I googled it and found out that its like 31.7 years. Now the joke is busted and I'm mad at our Educational System for not focusing on trivia as a teaching tool.
Breweries are really neato but a brewery is only as fast as its slowest thingy and that thingy shouldn't be your water filter since its first in line. If Jake and Mike were here watching me type they'd be yelling "You're the slowest thingy!" Har Har. Breweries are also full of people who think they are comedians.
Dylan Mosley is the Civil Life’s Brewer. He is also responsible for changing out the pirate flag every 8 months. His annual compensation package here is directly related to the amount of time his beard is a minimum of two inches long.