The Making of a Malt House - 6107 Carnegie Avenue
Since we bagged our first batch of malt on January 1, 2016, we can't helped but reflect on the blood, sweat, and tears it took to demolish and rehab a good portion of our building's interior over the past several months. Never have we been so filthy, exhausted, and happy. Thanks - as always - to our friends and family for their help and support. Come visit us! In the meantime, you can feel our pain here.
First day at 6107. Where to start?!
Everyone Watch Out!
Brenda Kim Stops Traffic
Not a dance troupe - mason's extraordinaire
The NEORSD/City of Cleveland allowed us to start fresh.
6107 Carnegie in its primordial state.
No filters applied here - this is what sandblasting the walls and ceilings of a 100+ year old building looks like.
Christian Freer worked all summer long on the demolition of 6107.
Ceilings were sandblasted, then painted in the storage room.
Haus Malts under construction
Believe it or not, Jim Herendeen spent two weeks of his "vacation" bulldozing and sandblasting at 6107.
6107 Carnegie: a diamond in the rough...
Erica Weiss and Jill Schumacher lent their artful eyes to our project.
Joan the Painter.
American Gothic a la Haus Malts. The paint fumes may have gotten to Craig and Joan
Masons Jose Cruz and his team are incredibly strong and hard working.
Insulation for the germinating room
Our very own power pole named "Sparky". Thanks Cleveland Public Power (and Chris Fiorello).
Tons and tons of wire which , thankfully, we were able to recycle.
Steel beams coming down
6107 Carnegie under construction
Destruction: the walls come crumblin' down.
Counselor? This lawyer is not afraid to get his hands dirty.
Andrew and Patrick Martahus, always in it together. Yes, they are twins!
Destruction Crew! Patrick, Craig, Sanket, and Andrew.
Mezzanine's gotta go...
Craig making malt in Manitoba
Nothing beats a forklift
Andrew's home made kiln (in his amateur days).
Andrew's home made malt system
Andrew directing traffic on Carnegie for our first barley inventory from Presque Isle, Maine!
The first of three semi's of barley from Presque Isle, Maine.
Brenda, Moonsook, and Scott Kim provide sustenance.
Water tank delivery.The smaller of the two will be used as a steady source of pure water for the soaking tank.We're gonna need a bigger door...
Mark Storey and Bryan Radcliffe of Berrington Pumps, Avon, Ohio fabricated the kiln and soaking tank.
Craig and Joan inspecting the grain kiln custom designed and fabricated for Haus Malts by Berrington Pumps, Avon, Ohio
Inspector John C. Hastings