The brewery

Brewhouse

BrewHouseHere at Findlay Brewing Company, we are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish in such a small place. We are, what is known as, a Nanobrewery. Basically, we are crazy small. Our process, however, is pretty much the same that you would find at a larger microbrewery. Let’s take a look at our brewhouse.

We don’t have a lot of space to work with, but there is room for expansion. Our brewery uses a Brew-Magic system from Sabco. On this system we can brew around 14 gallons at a time. We end up doing double batches over a couple of days to end up with around 43 gallons of beer. There is definitely a lot of time involved in this. Even though we love our Brew-Magic, and will always keep it around, we need to move on to a larger system to get our beer out to more people. So stay patient my friends!

Once we have finished a brew session, we send out beer through a plate chiller to our 27 gallon Blichmann conical fermenters. We do not have a glycol system to maintain temperature, so we keep the fermenters in a small well insulated room that is temperature controlled. It does have some disadvantages, but we are able to maintain a precise temperature for our beer.

After we are done fermenting, the beer is off to our brite tanks for aging and carbonation. We are using some tanks from Stout Tanks and Kettles. Once filled we use a carbonation stone, which quickly carbonates the beer. The cooler that the brite tanks are stored in is a custom built cooler that we put together to save money. It is very well insulated, and uses a normal window air conditioner to chill the room. To get the air conditioner to get down to 35 degrees, we are using a CoolBot. This

CoolBotbasically tricks the air conditioner into thinking the room is warmer than it actually is. Very cool device. From this point we fill kegs directly from the brite tanks and there you have it!

 

 

Stop on by!

So if you want to see all of our fun gear in person, we are always happy to show you! We are open every Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm. You can can take a quick tour and enjoy our beer at our taproom. We hope to see you!

 

beer ingredients

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  • Hops
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  • Yeast
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  • Water
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