January 27, 2010 In
Getting our Space Ready
We had an empty, newly painted space to populate according to detailed drawings of where each piece of equipment would go, which we had to submit to the various permitting and licensing agencies. (Of which there are many!!!: the federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau, (TTB) the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), the Department of Agriculture, the City of Portland, FDA, etc.)
We bought stainless steel sinks, an industrial dishwasher with an amazing 2 minute wash cycle, a stainless steel table on wheels, a hot water heater, shelving, 430 liter plastic fermentation tanks, an air compressor, a industrial mixer with a super long handle, cutting boards, a fruit grinder.