Infinite Reflections on Scaling a Brewery

The Journey of Double Barrelled Brewery

Season 3


Episode 135

This week, we’re joined by Reading’s Double Barrelled Brewery co-founder Luci Clayton-Jones to share her reflections on scaling a brewery from a 120L nano-setup in her and her husband’s garage to a 24HL brewhouse with a taproom.

We discuss the reality of running a brewery business and some of the naivety that comes with inexperience when you’re fresh to the industry, as many of us were when we started.  And while neither Luci or I wanted our discussion to come across as negative (that definitely wasn’t our intent), the reality of running a brewing business with a taproom is far different from what people imagine.

In this penultimate episode, we hope we encourage you on your brewing journey, wherever you’re at, to look at what you actually want from your business.

This episode is sponsored by...

Lallemand Brewing

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Crisp Malt

Since 1870, Crisp Malt has been producing the finest malt at Great Ryburgh in Norfolk. With 5 maltings located in the best barley growing areas in the UK, they produce a wide range of malts and non-malted cereals in 25kg sacks for craft brewers and distillers all over the world. Visit to find out more

SSV Limited

From tanks to full brewhouses SSV Limited have got you covered. SSV Limited have established themselves as the go to partner to help you grow your brewery.  High-quality tanks, parts, brewing kit coupled with the knowledge and experience to ensure your project runs smoothly from beginning to completion whether its equipment supply, fully turnkey or anything between.  Their parts shop stocks well over 1000 essential brewing parts to keep your brewery up and running many are available on next-day delivery.

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