Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pic(k) of the Week: The Grant at Anchor Brewing

The grant at Anchor Brewing

A grant is a small wort collection vessel, open to the air, placed between the lautering vessel (where the barley-sugar solution, or wort, is strained from the mash) and the wort kettle. The traditional purpose of a grant was threefold: (a) to avoid a potential vacuum in the lauter or mash tun ... thus creating turbid worts or stuck mashes; (b) to allow the brewer to assess wort clarity and wort flow; and (c) to determine whether all parts of the grain bed flow sufficiently well.
Oxford Companion to Beer

Now, that's 'craft brewing.' And, beautiful to behold.

Anchor Brewing Company
San Francisco, California.
July 2000.

  • In July 2000, a graduating class of the American Brewers Guild toured Anchor Brewing. More photos: here.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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