Ever wondered what goes into your
Little Big Dog beer?
5-7 hours. Plus cleaning before and after.
This is where the starches in the malt grains are converted to sugars in the Mash Tun.
Wort is transferred from the Mash Tun to the Kettle for boiling – appx 60-75 minutes.
Hops are added here for bittering and for flavour.
Next stage is rapid chilling to the Fermentation Tank.
7-10 days where the yeast is actively converting the sugars into alcohol and flavour compounds.
3-4 days more in the Fermentation Tank to chill and settle the yeast out of suspension.
Clarification & Carbonation.
Transfer to Brite Tanks for final settlement and carbonation.
Every can is filled and sealed by hand.
Labels are applied by hand.
This is a labour intensive process.
Key checks are density to monitor progress of fermentation and to establish the alcohol content.
Correct pH is essential for the mash enzymes to operate properly.
Temperature control in all phases ensures the correct outcome and consistency.
Observation of the yeast health and numbers via microscopy ensure problems are avoided.