The Black Stuff at Fawcetts of Castleford

Housed in a fairly fireproof shed is where chocolate malt and roasted barley are made. Barley that won't germinate - it's fickle stuff - can still be turned into high quality roasted barley for stouts.

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The "Chocolate Shed"

Everything is coated in carbon dust.

glowing embers

cooling floor

sampling

auger which brings the roasted barley out of the kiln