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The Tanks Roll In

After an anxious wait our tanks have finally arrived from Hungary. We have eight tanks in total: four large tanks (4500 ltrs gross capacity) and four small tanks (1250 ltrs gross capacity).

After an interesting morning spent working out how on earth to get them off the lorry, we finally managed to hire the right bit of lifting kit and were able to let our Hungarian driver start to make his way home by mid-afternoon.

Getting the tanks into our building was a challenge, whilst getting them upright threatened to be a hernia-inducing experience!

Our production planning utilizes three of each tank size as rough/beer reception tanks, where the beer is settled and chilled. We aim to reduce the temperature of the beer on arrival as rapidly as possible, then to hold the beer in the rough tank at a temperature of – 1 degree C for four days.

The beer is then transferred to the bright beer tank of the corresponding size and is filtered between tanks.

Why should you use Craft Beer Bottling?

Established in 2014, we have now completed over 1000 bottling operations for our clients.

Our location has proven to be easy for clients and suppliers alike. We are situated by junction 5 of the M3 in Hook, Hampshire, within easy reach of breweries situated on the M3, M4, M25, M40, A34 and A303 corridors. We are also in a great spot to service the London brewers.

With a variety of tank sizes - all jacketed, chilled and pressurised - we can process both small and large quantities of beer, ranging from 10 HL to 60 HL run lengths.

We offer a choice of bottling processes, from “bottle conditioned” to “unfiltered (or rough filtered) force-carbonated” to “cold sterile filtered”.

If you are looking to out-source your bottling, or are looking for alternatives to your current contract packaging supplier, please contact us. We can help you to release time at your brewery by doing all the time-consuming bottling for you. We offer competitive quotes on large volume bottle runs and can process small volumes too, enabling you to extend your bottled range to include lower volume beers and seasonal specials.

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We are happy to be up and running, servicing several local breweries since opening for business in September 2014. We have been particularly pleased by the support shown to us by the Brewers of Hampshire and we aim to continue to provide them with a rapid service. We have also serviced out first customers in London and others as far afield as Essex and Gloucestershire and hope to continue building relationships with brewers of craft beer across the country… Neil and Ian.

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The Tanks Roll In

23-07-2014

After an anxious wait our tanks have finally arrived from Hungary. We have eight tanks in total: four large tanks (4500 ltrs gross capacity) and four small tanks (1250 ltrs gross capacity). After an interesting morning spent working out how on earth to get them off the lorry, we finally managed to hire the right bit of lifting kit and were able to let our Hungarian driver start to make his way home by mid-afternoon. Getting the tanks into our building was...

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