Recently on the blog we posted an update on how the new Black Hops brewery is progressing. We briefly discussed some of the new brewing equipment required to meet our up-scaled production targets. But that was only scratching the surface. So in this 2-part post we’ll dig into our specific equipment we are running with for BHII. In this post …
In this post, we have a close look at what equipment we started out with at Black Hops, then delve into the equipment upgrades we’ve undertaken over the past 2 years.
In this post we’ll run through our plans for building our new brewery, Black Hops II, and let you know what’s in store with this exciting phase of our growth.
We all know, every man’s dream is to have cold fresh beer on tap in the comfort of his castle. Well some of us dream and some of us do. That’s what we love about Eddie’s dad Martin, he’s a doer. In this post, he takes us through his extremely boss system for drinking black hops beer on tap at home.
Three months ago we opened the doors to Black Hops after a solid 12 months of planning and setup. Since our first brew on 18 June we’ve been brewing regularly on our commercial brewing equipment sourced from China. We cover the story of our startup and the equipment at great lengths in our upcoming book, Operation Brewery. That book is about …
As per our motto of being ‘the least covert operation in brewing’, we want to share all of our brewing stories with you, both good and bad. Brews don’t always go according to plan, but as we’ve found out, sometimes this can be a good thing! We’ll be doing a series in the blog, on examples where our brewing mishaps …
In our last episode, we covered our plans to raise money via crowdfunding for our brewery. This episode, after a successful campaign raising $17,800 we regroup and discuss all of the other financial considerations for building a brewery. We go down into fine detail of how much it’s costing, how much we’ve spent so far and where to from here.
If you’ve been following along our journey you’ll know we were building our craft beer brewery, on a tight budget, going directly to a Chinese manufacturer called Tiantai.
In this post we will run through the process of getting it from China and installed in our brewery in Burleigh Heads.
We recently returned from Jinan, China to inspect our brewing equipment.
In this post we run through a detailed account of events and what you need to know before buying brewing equipment from China.