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Lagavulin Distillery. Photographic copy of survey plan. Titled : 'Grain-Trap in Loft-Floor'.

SC 346242

Description Lagavulin Distillery. Photographic copy of survey plan. Titled : 'Grain-Trap in Loft-Floor'.

Catalogue Number SC 346242

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DC 10627

Scope and Content Diagram of barley-band system at Lagavulin, Islay, Argyll Lagavulin is an example of the kind of distillery that gradually developed after early 19th-century changes in the law made commercial distilling easier. Barley on the loft floor falls through the grain-traps onto the conveyor-belt or 'barley-band' below. This takes the grain to the elevator which lifts it to the barley-band in the rafters of the loft. The barley-bogie then re-spreads it on the loft floor. The system of elevator, barley band and bogie is needed because the stored grain must be kept dry and well aired before it is turned to malt by soaking it in the steeps and allowing it to germinate on the malting floor. It is then dried in the kiln. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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