We rescued these two seven barrel DME brewing tanks from a warehouse in Brooklyn last week. According to DME, the tanks were originally produced in Sweden then retrofitted for brewing by the company in the mid 1990s.
They have been sitting, unused, in a warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for about 10 years. Prior to that, we really have no idea where they were, but based on the fact that the insides were pristine and some of the protective plastic wrap was still on the copper they have seen very little use.
So what’s the plan for these tanks? We have some ideas for beers that we don’t necessary want running through our full production tanks. These two new tanks are perfect for experimental fermentation and aging and will allow us to package directly from them so we won’t need to compromise our current set-up.
The possible uses for these tanks seem endless. The important part is that they give us the freedom to experiment with different ingredients and techniques and produce a wide variety of unique beers—which has really been the goal since day one.
We’ll keep you posted.