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12-06-2015, 12:27
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So, it seems I haven't posted for over 2 months. I think I need to up my game a little.

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Scott digging the spent grains

I've a good excuse. We've bottled twice as much this year to date than we did the whole of last year. Things have been stunningly and rather pleasantly hectic.

Anyhow, to continue to build on this success I need to spend less time helping dig out the mash tun, or helping out with the bottling, and more time focussing on my real job, which is charting the future of the Hardknott phenomenon. We have plans, you see, which broadly consist of buying more stainless steel, but with some extra special ideas thrown in.

We could really do with an assistant for Scott, the 2nd most important biological organism1 that exists in the brewery.

Do you think you have what it takes to be the third most important biological organism that exists in our brewery, or even better, beat Scott to second place? Do you think you have what it takes to take Hardknott to the next stage? Can you help Scott so I don't have to and I can get back to blogging, tweeting and generally all the other stuff I like to think I'm good at?

If so, there is a slightly more formal advert on the SIBA classified page (http://siba.co.uk/classifieds/show-ad/?id=4186). Read it, if you like that too, give me a call, or send in a CV.

01229 779309


1The first, of course, is our yeast. It is more important, and there are billions of times more of them than there are of Scott. Mind you, if I could find a way of propagating Scott as efficiently as we seem to be able to propagate yeast our troubles would be mostly over.

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Our yeast

As an aside, and a serious and important note, we changed our main house yeast strain last November. We've been concentrating on getting this one trained to do just exactly what we want it to do. our beer is now significantly more spectacular as a result. Really, it is very, very good indeed. We get much more reliable attenuation, stronger hop characteristics and
overall, just stunning beer.

And, without Scott, it wouldn't have gotten this good. So now we'd like to get him some help because he deserves it.

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