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Ale is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the 5th millennium BC and recorded in the written history of Ancient Egypt and MesopotamiaHops (Humulus luplus)
- Hops can be grown in different ways: on hop hills (on 10-foot tall posts in a mound of compost) up sisal strings suspended from wires attached to chestnut posts trained by ‘butchers’ and ‘umbrella’ and ‘Worcester’ methods. Hop workers used to wear stilts to sort the wires out.
- Hops are susceptible to several pests and diseases and often require spraying.
St Austell Brewery has a relationship with the Eden Project. The solid residue from the mash is given to Eden for composting, thus recycling the end product.
Brewing was started by Walter Hicks in 1851 at At Austell Brewery.
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