Helms is waiting for the installation of a 7-barrel system manufactured by Smart Machine Technologies in Ridgeway, Virginia. Because of space constraints, Troon can’t have a traditional steam boiler, so this system will run on super-heated recirculated mineral oil. It may be unconventional, but the whole site is on septic, so traditional systems just won’t work.
When that new system comes on line later this year, it will mean more “oak-aged stuff, different from what people expect from us; more fruit stuff coming out; more local-grain beers; and a lot of stuff that we envisioned when we opened.”
I’m so excited. I just can’t hide it.