We're all very excited at the brewery because we're going to get some lovely Xmas gifts from Santa. Three new dual-purpose 30 bbl fermenting and conditioning tanks are in the middle of manufacture.
They are almost ready for the lorry, with only minor finishing touches to do. Stainless steel comes from the steel mill with a protective peel-off grey plastic coating, which remains on during the welding and bending processes. Once the tanks have been transported here, unloaded off the lorry, uprighted and put into position on the brewery floor, the plastic coating is peeled off to reveal the shiny stainless finish. Great fun - it's a bit like popping the bubbles in bubble-wrap - once you start, you can't stop! And then the real excitement comes when we fill them with beer. Can't wait.