Ricky's Mead Brew Journal - Week of 6/6 - Corrosion

Ricky's Mead Brew Journal - Week of 6/6 - Corrosion

Ricky the Meadmaker
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These are all of Ricky’s actual notes on our meadery operation and the mead we make. There might be profanity, usually of the late 19th Century variety. The only redactions are to remove the names of people and businesses when deemed appropriate. Footnotes provided by Jess and Kelly.

6/6/22
The new scales got here at 9 AM! Jake had them in by 10! Can’t get them to actually weigh things, but at least the machine isn’t eating cans anymore.

Can you tell which one is the old one?
Oh! They're supposed to look like they're made of metal!

6/7/22
Smooth running day, Valkyrie's Choice is showing a bit of a slow-down as it approaches 1.000. Dunno what that’s about.

6/8/22
Finally got the machine up to full operation speed with all of the new improvements! We are quite confident that Herbert[1] is homophobic given the behavior he’s had around Bee Proud. Managed to adjust his sensor eye, but still having more issues than we’d like.

Indexer on canning machine is behaving better but letting empties through periodically.

6/9/22
Removed the restrictor plate from the outlet of the CIP machine and OMG what a difference! I can’t believe someone put it back in and I never noticed. It’s like a whole new machine. Also experimented with a cold water rinse for the first time and it seems to be pretty effective with the higher flow rate.

6/10/22
Valkyrie's Choice is doing that weird logarithmic thing starting at 1.008. Still not quite certain what’s going on.
Adjusted CIP is hella tight.

[1] The Paktech Machine

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