Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This weeks Brewing

Brewed Okells Red on Monday, Brewing Cask Bitter today and Okells Keg Bitter tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Monday was a holiday here on the Isle of Man, Tynwald Day, our National Day.
Brewed cask bitter yesterday and brewing Okells Red today

Friday, July 2, 2010

Back in business

Been shut down for some urgent maintenance. One of the condensate return sets was not working and we were flooding our malt store.
Brewing some IPA today and some bitter

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Internet Access

Had major issues with Internet Access today, just back up and running again.
Been brewing cask Mild today
We have an organised tasting of the trial milds this Thursday night with the local branch of CAMRA coming in to taste them.

Monday, June 28, 2010


We have a major problem with our cooling in the cask storage room. This warm weather is playing havoc with cooling systems. Could not get the temperature below 17 in the cask storage area over the weekend. This is obviously not good for the beer.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bottled Beer

We are brewing our smoked porter (Aile) for bottling today. Aile is Manx Gaelic for Fire so is a rather apt name for a smoked beer. Keep thinking about getting some of our ordinary malt smoked locally at one of the Kipper producing companies. Only worry is would their be a an oily fishy aroma imparted as well

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Peated Malt

We had to take in our peated malt from the maltsters in a one tonne bag. We only use this in our smoked porter "Aile" and only use a very small amount. If we left it all in the one tonne bag we would loose the peated aroma. This means we have to rebag it in 25kg bags :(