Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Getting Closer

We got confirmation, the first 5 tons of grapes will arrive on Friday. Then the pace will really quicken. Today I hooked up the glycol chilling system to the tanks you see in the pic from yesterday. We fired it up and had to work out a few bugs, but before long the tanks were really chillin (down to 28 degrees) and ice was forming on the sides. So they are ready for the Friday grapes. The remainder of the day involved getting the crush pad ready. The grape sorting table and conveyor belt to the crusher/destemmer had to be cleaned and sanitized. I also got a start on cleaning the concrete pad.

The best part of my day was a nice hour long bike ride thru the rolling hills and vineyards of the area. The beautiful scenery makes it so much easier going up the hills!

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