July 2010

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Installing a Tap Handle

Posted by on 31 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: video

For all my kegerator building buddies out there… I whipped up a little video for a friend realizing it is probably faster and easier to explain it than my words. So this is how you face and then secure a tap handle.

Something Went Wrong!

Brew School Highlights Reel

Posted by on 14 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: looking back, siebel, video

I’ve been putting together a lot of different videos from brewing school to build a longer video telling the whole story. In the process however, I grabbed one of my favorite tracks from this year and put it as the soundtrack to a highlights reel.

Starring in no specific order…

Lyn, Eder, Roithmeier, Alejandro, Carlos, Rodrigo, Joseba, Zanello, Smith, Hoodie, Justin, Dykstra, Berzins, Hagerty, Mezzo Mixx, Me, Shawn, Garrettson, Ryan, Ryan, Skeeter, Ben, Adrian, Montana, Sean Nobles, Robben Salzburg, Tim Foley, Craig, Paul a.k.a. Saul Schiffman, Max, Connor and Breard. If you’re in video and I missed your name, let me know and I’ll correct the list. Also, same if I spelled your name wrong… my fault.

And now, I bring to you..

WBA Brew Crew 09

Something Went Wrong!

Stay tuned for the complete video.

Brewery Tour: Goose Island Production Facility

Posted by on 08 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: brewery tours, images, links, siebel, video

As part of the Siebel course we went on a tour of Goose Island’s production facility, which operates 24/7/365.  It’s an awesome operation, it looked like a lot of fun to work there, all the people were really cool.  They let us take pictures, so check out the gallery linked below.

Something Went Wrong!

In addition to the video above, you can Click Here to visit the Goose Island Photo Gallery.

They were great hosts.  Their barrel-aging program produces some amazing beers.  We were fortunate to get a taste of a very rare, never released beer that took a Silver at GABF that year: Red Woody.  If you’re ever in Chicago I recommend checking out their original brewpub location.  It’s across the street from Siebel Institute near the Clybourn & North stop on the red line.

The have enormous fermenters:

A bad ass looking centrifuge:

And of course a room that probably resembles heaven:

My boy Tim, in addition to some ridiculous red eye in this photo, has a sick 5-gallon system on which he conducts various brewing experiments.  Check out more of the photos in the gallery.

http://www.gooseisland.com/

Goose Island Photo Gallery