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Bottling (Stage 11)

08 May 2015

We look at the bottling process with Head Brewer Alex Arkell.

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Cask Racking (Stage 10)

01 May 2015

The beer is transferred to casks here and left a few weeks to mature. Only then is it ready to satisfy the discerning Arkell's drinker.

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Fermenter (Stage 9)

24 Apr 2015

This is where yeast is added and fermentation takes place.

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Arkell's Yeast (Stage 8)

17 Apr 2015

The yeast, which helps to give Arkell's beers their distinctive flavour, is kept here.

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Hopback & Paraflow (Stage 6 & 7)

10 Apr 2015

The spent hops are strained in the Hopback before being sent through the Paraflow or heat exchanger. Fermentation can then begin.

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The Copper (Stage 5)

02 Apr 2015

Sugar, Malt and a water mixture, known as wort, collects in here. Hops are then added to the mixture.

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Beer Bottle Ballet

30 Mar 2015

Watch how we bottle our beer in the Arkell's beer bottle Ballet...

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Underback (Stage 4)

27 Mar 2015

(Sugar dissolving vessel). This is where sugar is added to the malt and water mixture.

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The Mash Tun (Stage 3)

20 Mar 2015

The malt is mixed with water at this stage.

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Grain Intake (Step 1)

06 Mar 2015

This is where we winch the barley up ready to add to the mill.

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The Mill (Stage 2)

13 Mar 2014

The crushed malt collects here.