Return to TheElectricBrewery.com
Home ]   [ Products ]   [ Testimonials ]   [ Gallery ]   [ FAQ ]   [ What's New ]   [ About Us ]   [ Contact Us ]   [ Newsletter ]

Log inLog in   RegisterRegister   User Control PanelUser Control Panel   Private MessagesPrivate Messages   MembershipClub Memberships   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   Photo AlbumsPhoto Albums   Forum FAQForum FAQ

Customer photos of a really nice basement brewery in NC

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    TheElectricBrewery.com Forum Index -> Announcements
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kal
Forum Administrator


Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 6958
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Pale Ale (sessionable), Mild, NEIPA, Schwarzbier, Altbier, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: NEIPA, Belgian Saison, Scottish Heavy 70/-


PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Customer photos of a really nice basement brewery in NC Reply with quote


        Register to remove this ad. It's free!
A customer from North Carolina sent me some photos of their basement which includes a brewery so that I can could share for others to see. They use our control panel and other associated electrical parts (all built by Spike Innovations). The rest of the brewery follows our design as documented on this website. ( Start here to build your own: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/kettles-overview )

Here's a quote from the homeowner:

Quote:
"I chose to go with The Electric Brewery first because I needed to brew all grain indoors year round. Only electric heating elements are building code compliant where I live. The Electric Brewery setup is incredible. It is elegant, brewhouse efficient, affordable, flexible in both implementation and function, and has incredible WOW factor. One can choose to DIY entirely or to have some components pre-built. The instructions and links to supplies, components and tools are simply brilliant. My non-brewing DIY friends are amazed at Kal's website. The ability to control temperature is a major advantage of this setup. It allows both beginning brewers and experienced brewers the opportunity to brew high quality beer and reproduce it again and again." - Jim H., Asheville, NC

I was curious what Jim's brewing history was / how long he'd be brewing. Here's his reply:

Quote:
I've brewed for 6 years seriously. First with extract and specialty grains. I had thermometers all over my basement and could ferment at lager temperatures during the winter. I started with all grain 4 years ago. A very simple set up with strike and sparge water on the stove top. Mashed in a cooler, gravity sparged through a second cooler. Boiled on a propane burner outside, rain or shine, freezing or in a heat wave. I used a Blichmann plate chiller to cool during the winter, during the summer I pre-cooled the water with a copper coil in an ice bath. I added a chest freezer with a Johnson controller about the same time. I usually ferment both ales and lagers in the freezer with a thermowell to control temperature even better. In addition to brewing in doors and not lifting heavy kettles anymore, I really appreciate the temperature control during mashing your HERMS allows me. I brew pretty good beer most of the time, but had a hard time reproducing my best efforts. I look forward to consistency with The Electric Brewery.


Oct 2015 update: Carolina Home and Garden magazine recently featured Jim's Electric Brewery. See: http://carolinahg.com/modern-man-cave/


Photos:


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version


Click for Hi-resolution version

Absolutely beautiful work - I love the granite and tile work. You should be very proud Jim!

I did ask about the range top / stove as you don't normally see that in a brewery. He mentioned that he does some canning, bread baking and charcuterie, so the range comes in handy. On the brewing side it would be useful for decoction mashes (something I've never had the patience to try out).

Here's a shot of the basement space before renovation:



Kal

_________________
Purchasing through our affiliate links helps support our site at no extra cost to you. We thank you!
My basement/bar/brewery build 2.0


Last edited by kal on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:39 am; edited 12 times in total
Back to top
View user's photo album (21 photos)
FunfBrau



Joined: 03 Aug 2013
Posts: 11
Location: UK


PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drool... Very Happy
Back to top
View user's photo album (3 photos)
Kevin59



Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 1050
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Drinking: Imperial Brown Ale

Working on: Oatmeal Stout, IPA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! And I was so happy about my remodeled garage/brewery we're putting back together...

That's a fantastic setup!
Back to top
View user's photo album (6 photos)
rickysa



Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 133
Location: Southern Pines NC


PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow! Road Trip!!!!
Back to top
Byron Brewing



Joined: 05 Jan 2013
Posts: 32
Location: Guelph Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saaaweeet!
Back to top
g8tors



Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Posts: 204



PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great. can't wait to see more photos

Scott
Back to top
BeerguyNC61



Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 21
Location: North Carolina


PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No kidding on the road trip!! Where in NC is this Beauty, EH? Smile
Back to top
rickysa



Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 133
Location: Southern Pines NC


PostLink    Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohhhhhhhh, If only to be able to build from scratch! Thumbs Up
Back to top
kal
Forum Administrator


Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 6958
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Pale Ale (sessionable), Mild, NEIPA, Schwarzbier, Altbier, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: NEIPA, Belgian Saison, Scottish Heavy 70/-


PostLink    Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim has now finished his basement remodel so I've updated the photos in the first post of this thread.

Absolutely beautiful work!

Kal

_________________
Purchasing through our affiliate links helps support our site at no extra cost to you. We thank you!
My basement/bar/brewery build 2.0
Back to top
View user's photo album (21 photos)
Doubleplugga



Joined: 31 Aug 2012
Posts: 39
Location: Perth, Australia

Drinking: Store bought craft beer

Working on: Ruthless Rye clone!


PostLink    Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bench top looks absolutely amazing. What sort of wood is it?
_________________
\m/ (-,-) \m/
Back to top
Castermmt



Joined: 03 Jan 2011
Posts: 856
Location: Lowell, In

Drinking: Steelhead Porter, Alt-Toids, Hefty-Weizen, Terry's Kolsch, African Amber, Pumpkin Ale, Double Dog Ale

Working on: Janet's Brown Ale, Terry's Kolsch, Pilsner


PostLink    Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doubleplugga wrote:
That bench top looks absolutely amazing. What sort of wood is it?

I'm looking at the counter top myself. What is it made of, looks like it has some man made features maybe concrete? Look fantastic.

_________________
http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24836
Back to top
kal
Forum Administrator


Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 6958
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Pale Ale (sessionable), Mild, NEIPA, Schwarzbier, Altbier, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: NEIPA, Belgian Saison, Scottish Heavy 70/-


PostLink    Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doubleplugga wrote:
That bench top looks absolutely amazing. What sort of wood is it?

Not sure. It does look like some sort of wood stained red.

The main counter-top (the zebra / tiger eye strip) looks like some sort of granite.

Kal

_________________
Purchasing through our affiliate links helps support our site at no extra cost to you. We thank you!
My basement/bar/brewery build 2.0
Back to top
View user's photo album (21 photos)
Castermmt



Joined: 03 Jan 2011
Posts: 856
Location: Lowell, In

Drinking: Steelhead Porter, Alt-Toids, Hefty-Weizen, Terry's Kolsch, African Amber, Pumpkin Ale, Double Dog Ale

Working on: Janet's Brown Ale, Terry's Kolsch, Pilsner


PostLink    Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like it has a lot of lines that look natural but are going in a lot of different directions.
_________________
http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24836
Back to top
ELA



Joined: 21 Mar 2013
Posts: 29
Location: Woodbridge, VA


PostLink    Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a John Boos maple topped table. I've been eyeing them as well, but they are spendy!

http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=john%20boos%20table&linkCode=ur2&tag=theelectricbrewery-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&linkId=WUEDRVYODJVPUGPF
Back to top
kal
Forum Administrator


Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 6958
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Pale Ale (sessionable), Mild, NEIPA, Schwarzbier, Altbier, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: NEIPA, Belgian Saison, Scottish Heavy 70/-


PostLink    Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolina Home and Garden magazine recently featured Jim's Electric Brewery.

See: http://www.carolinahg.com/Carolina-Home-Garden/Fall-2015/Modern-Man-Cave/

Kal

_________________
Purchasing through our affiliate links helps support our site at no extra cost to you. We thank you!
My basement/bar/brewery build 2.0
Back to top
View user's photo album (21 photos)
Roadie



Joined: 13 Oct 2013
Posts: 124
Location: Charleston, SC


PostLink    Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have basements in NC? Unfair! That is one showpiece of a brewery he has for sure.
Back to top
Tungsten



Joined: 06 Dec 2014
Posts: 248
Location: Buffalo, NY


PostLink    Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's incredible. Bra-vo.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    TheElectricBrewery.com Forum Index -> Announcements All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Support our site by purchasing through this link. We thank you!

Forum powered by phpBB © phpBB Group