Construction Has Begun

Ahhhh, finally!  On Friday the concrete floor was cut in the perimeter of where it will be removed, and today the jackhammers come out and the floor (plus a foot of dirt) will be taken out.  There’s a pretty decently sized tractor parked in front of The Bruery, so it shouldn’t take too long.  After that, the rebar will be added to reinforce the concrete, the plumbing will be placed, and the floor will be poured back with a 1 foot high x 6 inch wide curb and sloped.  All of the plumbing and rebar will be put in this week, and it looks like pouring back the concrete will be happening next week.

I recently found out that the concrete will need to cure for at least 14 days (probably more like 21 days) until the Stonhard Polyurethane mortar flooring system can go in.  I was hoping to start placing the tanks a week or two after the concrete went in, but that’s not the case.
Construction and equipment setup should be finished just before Christmas time, so I’m hoping to get the first batches in the fermenter before the new year.  If that happens, it’ll be late January / early February before we open the doors.
I’ll make sure to post timely pictures of the process.

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