Brewing

LEASK BEER

Beer

It’s no surprise that we have a passion for beer and indeed the brewing process given that most of our work is within the licensed trade. What started with a Grainfather and a plastic bucket has evolved into a professional nano brewery where we can brew beer just as good as the craft guys.

The brewery is showcased in our office and is much commented on for both aesthetic qualities and technical capabilities, even by those who don’t like beer! We are able to brew a variety of beers, temperature control ferment, condition, bottle and even chill in our under counter fridge for Friday afternoons. Our favourite brews so far include a Grapefruit IPA and a whopping 9.2% Dark Ale called The Rusty Sheriff and The Blank Stare.

The Architectural and design world allows this profession to be more avant-garde and edgy than most others. We love this and think it’s great that we can carry out experimental fun brewing within a design studio. It’s a passion and when we say “we know a thing or two about pubs & breweries” we certainly do.

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For those who are really into this stuff our brewery comprises:

  • - A combined mash tunn and kettle known as a Grainfather, we also sparge with this.
  • - No illegal distilling here, the copper still head is simply beautiful and is being used for vapour condensing during brews as it’s got cold water recirculation with the arm.
  • - A separate Mangrove Jacks CLT and HLT.
  • - A counter flow wort chiller
  • - Two SS Brewing 25 litre conical fermenters with full temperature control from heat pads and internal chilled coils. The internal chilling coils also allow warm wort to be pitched directly into the fermenter and chilled from there.
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  • - The neoprene clad fermenter is SS Brewing’s latest Brewmaster 7 gallon Chronicle edition with top hop port for dry hopping, a sampling tap for impatience, full size butterfly valves and is rated for pressurised transfers.
  • - Separate Mangrove Jacks conditioning tanks if we choose to use them however the conical FVs can be trub drained easily and we tend to use them a unitanks.
  • - Under counter peltier chilled coolbox housing the chilled water source pumps.
  • - Enough 2 litre Growlers for a double brew and a slimline blue LED lit glass fronted fridge to showcase the perfect product.
  • - And of course enough swing tops for friends to enjoy our beer, they’re not getting the growlers.
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