Crush and mash and cattle feed
The ground up malt is then added into a vessel called a mash tun, along with the water from Loch Uigeadail heated to a temperature of 63.5°C. The main purpose of the mash tun is to maximise sugar extraction, therefore water is added three times at 3 different temperatures.
Once the third water has been drained off the spent grains or draff are removed to the farmer’s lorry and is taken it to feed the local cattle. (Lucky cows.)