Tuesday, January 17, 2012

There yet? Nope, but making progress

A million-plus bucks worth of custom fabricated steel arrived in Somerdale on Monday and was promptly moved into place, as Flying Fish Brewing makes progress on its move from Cherry Hill, the original home of the craft brewer now widely known for the Exit Series beers.

Folks at Flying Fish project being in business at the new location around May or June. But make no mistake, setting up a 50-barrel automated brewhouse to feed fermenters three times that capacity is no small feat. So that projection is obviously subject to how the installation of everything goes.

The components that arrived on Monday, following a fortnight trans-Atlantic voyage, were the lauter tun, mash tun, whirlpool and kettle, which join a new kegger that arrived a while ago.

About the video: It's a tongue-in-cheek take on the new equipment's arrival, seen through the prism of silent film. Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech, who always seems to have the right music available for quirky video projects.