Last night we brewed on our brand-new Brew-Magic last night for the first time.
Joel performed a few nifty modifications on Saturday, bolting one of the pumps we use in chilling to the base (it’s on the left) and strapping our propane to the bottom to give us some more shelf space. And while there are a few things we’re still trying to figure out and a few things we still need to troubleshoot, the Brew-Magic seems to be a significant improvement over our previous system. Some of our favorite things about it after using it once:
- Finally! A better way to record final volumes with these sight gauges!
- The built in pump takes a lot of the heavy lifting out of the equation
- A huge red “EMERGENCY OFF” button is pretty much awesome. And hard not to press.
- The crazy automation straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Automated temperature control that keeps the mash within a couple tenths of a degree? Seriously?
Of course, these bullet points should change. After we brew on this thing a little longer, it is our hope that we are able to harp on repeatability and consistency a little more.
In other news, we got used our new 10 oz tasting glasses for the first time. They look pretty cool, and they drink pretty good too.
We had a good crowd last night, so thanks to all who came. I would also like to thank Jeanine for taking the photos for this and every Monday Night recap post.