Our 12hl modern production brewery consists of a triple size hot liquor tank, wort buffering tank, mash tun and a whirlpool kettle. This feeds our 350hl cellar of 13 jacketed conical fermentation vessels, from 10hl to 30hl in size.
The brewhouse is capable of three turns per day, but we prefer to do single or double brew days, not triple, so we get to enjoy the fruits of our labour in the evening!
Our brew house is traditional, simple, and as easy to use as possible, maintaining that hands-on feel of craft brewing.
All of our beer is packaged in house, and stored in our sub 5ºC insulated cold room. We package our beer mainly in to steel kegs, which we then collect and reuse, producing zero packaging waste. For small pack, we do a mix of bottles, which we fill with our Meheen M6 bottle filler, or cans, which we fill in-house with a contract company using their Wild Goose canning line.
Our aim is to create the most sustainable brewery we can, and our goals for the near future are to deliver all of our beer locally with electric vehicles and run as much of our brewery from renewable energy as possible.
Packaging-wise, we are working hard to remove plastic from our packing chain, and whilst glass bottles are widely recycled, aluminium cans are even better environmentally, with over 70% of all aluminium produced still in use today, as it is infinitely recyclable. We will continue to push the use of aluminium cans for packaging our beer, and aim to reduce our bottle output over the next few years.
The brewery is as energy efficient as we can make it, and the water that runs through our heat exchanger to cool the wort is then stored in our highly insulted hot liquor tank, which loses less than 1ºC of heat per day.
We have refined our cleaning processes, to reduce water use, and all of our spent grain is either reused for animal feed or composted.
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