Custom Shadow Box

The mechanical contractor had a 48″ brake on site, and some leftover 26 ga. sheet, so I took advantage. I don’t expect to win Tin Knocker of the Year, but it should do the job.

Evolution: Brewery

Brewery floor is done, and we’ve moved the gear in so we can work on the taproom floor & stuff.

Constructive Behavior

Cooler box is assembled in kitchen, followed by separating wall and cook line exhaust hood. Brewery floor is cleared and in the midst of being prepped for epoxy. Dudes be getting our ducts in a row. Not shown: bathroom plumbing… Continue Reading…

Moar Infrastructure

For real: We had 2 rooftop HVAC units, 2 exhaust fans, the beer cooler condenser, and the glycol chiller to go up on the roof, so we had to block the street for about 20 minutes. This is not unusual… Continue Reading…

Critical Infrastructure

OK, not exactly, but I finally constructed a throne of brick for our grant-fountain. Behold: There will be access doors in the two openings, and all of the ‘works’ need to be installed before final enclosure and trimming. While not… Continue Reading…

Progress: Progressing

Things are happening fast hereabouts: We have a floor, complete with ramps and curbs and things. In about two weeks, it will be cured enough to grind and seal/tile/epoxy, depending on the area. Walls are 80% framed, and electrical and… Continue Reading…

An update for Al*

We’re maybe not quite to the “hair on fire” stage, but it *is* hot in here. First was this: That meant we could do this: And this: The first pour covered most of the brewery floor, and the taproom/bar area.… Continue Reading…

Down In The Trenches, Pt. II

This trench as a trench in it. Trench drain, that is. Secured in a concrete bed and plumbed into the sanitary sewer, it awaits the final slab pour, which will be done by professionals, not two dopes who don’t seem… Continue Reading…

Flashback: A Series Of Tubes

No, not the Internet, as understood by an octogenarian Senator, but an actual series of tubes. Those of us who were Windows users around the turn of the century will remember this series of tubes: Our actual series of tubes… Continue Reading…

Down In The Trenches

… literally. Still digging (and jackhammering, etc) for drains, and continually discovering remnants of buildings past beneath the surface. Whatever stood here before this building was only demolished to grade, and covered in about 8 inches of dirt before pouring… Continue Reading…