This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy is learning all about building a brewing system in upstate New York. On the show is Dieter Gehring and Scott Veltman from Indiana Ladder Cidery and Brewery in Albany County, NY and Melanie Fronhofer from Fronhofer Design in Glen Falls, NY.
To kick things off, Melanie gives us Fronhofer’s backstory, taking us all the way back to her dad’s machine shop. Fronhofer has come a long way, and recently, they teamed up with Indiana Ladder Cidery Brewery to build a completely new brewery, helping them to create “The Traveler” system out of 100% New York State equipment.
Scott and Dieter explain the pros to having small and big systems, and walk us through what design differences they were looking for in each. Dieter and Scott also explain the brand and identity behind running a brewery and cidery.
After the break, the gang continues to geek out over brewing systems, including weather-proof outdoor fermenters and swinging shipping containers. Dieter also tells us about Farming Man Fest, their take on Burning Man, and Melanie talks about the challenges of refurbishing versus starting from scratch.
Photo Courtesy of Melanie Fronhofer Weber.
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