5.30am - Yikes! What an early start. Brewing starts at 8am sharp, and we’ve got to
negotiate the rush-hour traffic. A few more yawns and it’s off to Lincoln Green
Brewery in Hucknall.
8.00am - We’ve arrived, and after a
quick hello with Beau the brewery dog and a much-needed cup of tea, it’s
time to get ready for brewing. That means removing watches, jewellery and
thoroughly washing hands. This ensures that the beer is made in a hygienic
environment, minimising the risk of nasty bacteria contaminating our lovely White
8.20am - It’s finally time to get started on the brew, and we’re going to start by weighing out all the ingredients. But before we begin, there’s one piece of integral safety equipment to put on, a mask. This is important because the oats produce a large amount of dust that fills the air, meaning it is important to guard against inhalation. Safety mask on, next up we weigh out the Marris Otter Oats, Torrified Barley, followed by the Cacao Nibs, which will bring a lovely bitter finish to the beer.