Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas trees?

These are not red Christmas trees, but rather bottle dryers. After the bottles have been sterilised, they're stacked on these trees so they drain without the risk of insects or dust or any other matter falling into them.

This is the bottling room at Robson's Shongweni Brewery. where Stuart Robson makes delicious hand crafted beer. The beer takes 1 week to brew and bottle, but must still stand for another 8 weeks before its ready to be labelled and shipped.

The stainless steel stand on the left, which looks like a small braai with nozzles, is the device used to fill the bottles. On the right, just below the mirror, is a press, which secures the cap on the bottles. The guys who operate these capping machines are also the local arm wrestling champions :-). Perhaps if they could find a left handed capper, the guys could also become phenomenal boxers?


sam said...

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