This is the second brewery I was sent out to. We spend the whole day at the breweries we are assigned to and do whatever brewery work they want us to.
This is a 10 barrel brewery. That’s 10 UK barrels. 1 UK barrel is equal to 43.23 US gallons. A US 10 barrel system is 310 US gallons and a 10 barrel UK system is 422.3 US gallons. There are 112 more US gallons in this 10 barrel system. The brewer had us helping him as he brewed.
We got there as the grain was being dumped into the hopper to ride up the auger and as it exits the auger, it blends with hot water and drops into the mash tun. I have not seen a mill yet. The bags of grain come milled.
We cleaned out the mash tun and when the boil was over, we were tasked with cleaning the copper. It is a gas fired copper with a large square coil of tubes that communicate the heat to the wort.
Here is an interesting cooling device that I have seen in lots of places in the UK. It is a refrigerator that cools a quantity of water to a sub freezing temperature. There are ‘things’ that you stick in the water and can pump a beer or water through and you can use it to cool beer or cool a vessel.
Some of them have pumps in them or you can put the pump in the reservoir of water to push the water through.
I’ve beer pretty good about converting my thinking into metric. I like the metric system. It is easier. But come on! the first wrench, I mean spanner, I pick up at he brewery, is not in Metric!