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Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 08:57:23 -0500 From: "Romanowsky, Paul" Subject: Wort Spraying Robin mentioned that wort spraying is part of the Yorkshire Square fermentation system and the Black Sheep Brewery uses this system. That is correct. Also, Theakstons Brewery, makers of "Old Peculiar", use this system too. I was fortunate to tour both breweries a few years ago and they were still using these methods in addition to modern methods. We were actually taken down right next to a Yorkshire square in Theakstons brewery. Directly above the square there is no oxygen. One member in the tour was invited to take a deep breath directly above the square and promptly passed out for a few seconds. We had to catch him as he fell backwards. I asked if insects falling in were a concern and they said no since they will not fly near the squares since they can sense that there is no oxygen present. By the way, after the tour the few pints of Old Peculiar I had there were the best I ever tasted, before or since. Both Theakstions and Black Sheep Breweries are right near each other. So, if you are ever in the UK and up Yorkshire way dont miss a stop to tour both of these breweries. You get close to the action, the tour guides are great and the aromas going on there are superb. I hope to someday return. Paul Romanowsky CAD Administrator
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