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New grain silo marks big step forward in Bright’s brewing operation

It was a huge day on site here at Bright Brewery this week as new grain silo was filled for the first time!

More than a year in the planning, it took just 90 minutes to fill this 8.5m towering silo with 25 tonnes of Barrett Burston Malting’s finest Victorian-grown pale malt.

The silo represents a huge step forward in our brewing operation, as it means:

♻️ We’ll save 1000 plastic malt bags per silo fill. That’s a lot of plastic not going into our bins.

🛻 The size of the silo also means far less trucks on roads delivering our grain.

💪 And it means a lot less manual handling for our brewers, who no longer have to lift so many heavy bags of malt every day!

Our Head Brewer Lewis Kerr was instrumental in the commissioning of the new silo and was excited to see first-hand the positive impact it will have on our brewing operation, and the environment.

“It means we’ve just got way less trucks on the road getting our grain here, we’re not going to be stockpiling thousands of malt bags every month, and it’s a win for our staff who won’t have to lift the heavy bags so often – they might even need to start taking out gym memberships now,” he said.

The grain silo is 8.5m tall and holds 25 tonnes of grain.
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