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A Landlord tapping a cask of Boltmaker

Looking after our beer

We’re often asked by publicans why our beer takes longer to settle. The answer lies in what our brewers like to call a ‘vigorous secondary fermentation’.
This extra conditioning in the cask results in a cleaner, clearer, crisper beer. It means you sometimes have to wait for forty eight hours for the beer to drop bright, but we think the wait is worth it for the taste, and drinkers seem to agree. Landlord has the highest proportion of drinkers who call it their favourite.

Cellar tips

Timothy Taylor’s cask beer is a living product that needs a bit more looking after than keg beer. So when our casks our delivered it means the beer is not ready straight away, it is going through the process of secondary fermentation and takes around 48 hours to settle before being ready for pulling through. Our Production Director Peter Eells explains a bit more about the process in the videos below.

Looking after our beer

Cellar tips

Vertical Extraction

Vertical extraction is a method of stillaging recommended where space is at a premium. Peter explains how to do it successfully to ensure you get a great tasting pint of Timothy Taylor’s and there is also a step by step pdf guide available for download.

Vigorous Secondary Fermentation

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Vigorous secondary fermentation is the extra conditioning that takes place in the cask after leaving the brewery. It means that upon arrival at a pub around 48 hours is needed for the beer to settle and drop bright. But we think it is worth it makes the beer cleaner, crisper and clearer.