Dana and Brian cleaning our new stainless container so we can make our first big batch of Fire Cider!
Brian, Dana and I are so happy to be finally upgrading all of our Fire Cider production equipment to stainless steel! Pictured above is our new and improved stainless IBC- intermediate bulk container- which is in between a tanker truck and a 55 gallon barrel. This 330 gallon container will be our new batch size, instead of using eight 55 gallon drums. We are also getting a huge mixer, to blend in the honey, that is basically a steel outboard engine. Don't worry, we won't go boating with it. I mean, probably not, we're busy making Fire Cider!
There are 4 more IBCs just like this one on their way from Nebraska. Our plan is to fill them all this summer so we will have plenty of Fire Cider ready for the fall.
A BIG thank you to the Frankin County Community Development Corporation for getting us the loan we needed to upgrade our equipment. Yup, that's right, it's not just an incubator kitchen, the CDC supports their members with all aspects of running a food business; how cool is that?
You may have noticed that once again, our labels look a little different. Our printer, Creative Labels of Vermont (CLOV), has been able to source the plain kraft paper that we started with. It only took two years, but it was worth it for fully-recyclable, un-dyed paper. We hope you like them too!