We have been invited to serve our beer at the Orlando Beer Festival in November, and have had regular requests to serve beer at church and community events. To accommodate these present and future needs, Castle Church is making a Draft Beer Trailer to take our brews and community mobile! All of the commercially available options were extremely cost prohibitive, so after some research we are doing a DIY build-out. It may not look pretty now, but with a some sweat equity and lot's of love, we will have a trailer you would be proud to have at your next event!
In this part one video, we prepare the utility trailer, cut a hole and mount the A/C unit, and insulate all the sides to achieve a R-20 barrier. In the next video, we will finish the inside, install the beer draft system, and test out the electronics.
Our long terms plans are to cover the entire trailer with a graphics/logo wrap, and to hook up a battery bank and alternative energy source so we can serve and store beer off the grid.
Thanks for your support and let us know what you think!
Aaron Schmalzle is a mission developer in the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the ELCA and, along with Pastor Jared Witt, is a Founding Director of Castle Church Brewing Community and Castle Church Faith Community.
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