Distillery build update. 27/7/22
What a wet and muddy site it is at the moment. Last weekend we moved the first of the brew house tanks onto the slab. The Hiab crane couldn't negotiate the mud so Andrew and John came to the rescue with their tractors. The first tank onto the slab is the mash tun. Its 4100l capacity, made in the Czech Republic by PSS, its a beautifully made bit of kit.
Or brewhouse has a separate mash and lauter tun rather than a combi mash/lauter This gives us a more efficient brewhouse and capacity to do more brews per day.
Once the tanks were in place and the mud washed off, the building proper could begin. Here Zane, our project manager is watching the first of the portal frames being craned into place. Note the Mash tun on the left with the larger Lauter on the right.
The frames are galvanised steel and built to withstand the high wind loading of the island site . The crew worked pretty fast and in 2 days had the entire frame assembled.