New Brewhouse Design and Installation for Hall & Woodhouse Brewery
Badger ales have been brewed in the heart of the Dorset countryside since 1777.
Using natural ingredients the brewery combine hops and barley with pure spring water, filtered naturally through the Cretaceous chalk downs of Dorset, to create the distinctive character of our Badger ales.
Today Hall and Woodhouse remains an independent family company owned and run by the fifth generation of the Woodhouse family. The pub estate has grown to over 250 and stretches from Exeter to Eastbourne and Hemel Hempstead – in the North.
- Sidewall mash transfer for low oxidation/shear.
- Bespoke design Lautering/Grains removal rig.
- Fully machined rectangular False Bottom Plates.
- Straight Valley Bottom underplate design.
- Differential Pressures Cells, monitor bed permeability.
- Sealed Wort Collection system with a ‘Loop-Seal’
- anti-vacuum protection device.
Client: Hall & Woodhouse Brewery
Sites: Hall & Woodhouse Ltd,
Blandford St. Mary,
Dorset, DT11 9LS
Value: £2.2M over 18 months
Scope of Supply
Musk Engineering were tasked to design and manufacture a new state of the art brewhouse with fermentation facilities, yeast propagation / collection / pitching systems, spent grain system , CIP systems intergrading dry good and refrigeration plants, whilst focusing on efficiencies, production cost saving and minimising effluent.
Musk Engineering is proud to be associated with a brewery with such a long family tradition
The project was a full turnkey style project involving process design, 3D modelling, vessel manufacture, process & utility pipework systems, electrical installation, software development through to full commissioning and production trials
After successful complete of phase 1, Musk’s have just been awarded phase 2 – Vapour Heat Recovery System turning steam vapour in to hot water via a Condenser. Stratification Tank for preheating wort between Lauter Tun and Wort Cooper, thus saving energy reducing the breweries carbon foot print
Toby Heasman – Head Brewer