Brewery Day 1 – 10/08/18 – Orientation & Transfer Day

Day 1 – October 8, 2018:

On my first day at the brewery I got a quick tour around the brewhouse and safety orientation with the head brewer Dave. We went over standard safety procedures and general personal safety in the brew house.

Then it was on to helping one of the assistant brewers, Kyle, with the jobs for the day. The main focus of the day was transferring the new double IPA “Double Gun” (fermentation to brite) and preparing the fermenter to receive the next brew. It was a great introduction to the brewery to get a 100-foot overview of the system, how it functions, and to get a general sense of Joyride specific grain-to-glass brewing process.

As with home brewing, the majority of the transfer day was spent cleaning! Finished beer transfer, acid rinse, hot water rinse, sanitizer rinse, and new beer transfer.

Quick Photo Tour of the Joyride Brewhouse:
Photo 1: Looking through the brewhouse at the fermenters, boiler, and sink.
Photo 2: View of the mash tun and brew stand.
Photo 3: Cold room, cold liquor tank, serving/carbonation tanks, and keg filling.
Photo 4: View of boiler and mash tun.
Photo 5: My locker in the staff room!

Getting a sense of upcoming activities at the brewery by reviewing the posted brewing/transfer schedule.


Per Dave’s Request, at the end of the day, we went over my take-aways for the day.

  1. Safety First, Always!!
  2. Be mindful of pressurized lines, valves, pumps, etc…
  3. Follow caustic, flush, rinse procedures to ensure that everything is ready for the next step in the process.
  4. Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize… every new hose connection, gasket, or anything touching beer!
  5. Check and recheck flow paths, line pressure, valves and pressure release point.
I also got to film the Facebook live video for the new beers released today…
1: “Double Gun” Hazy Double IPA with Oats, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Idaho 7 Hops
2: “Good Day For It” Mexican Vanilla Oatmeal Coffee Stout
Both beers were delicious and certainly Gong-able!


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