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East Farleigh, Kent 02

Hi Dave, You asked about the purpose of the strange rooftops in my picture: Well it's an Oast House, used for drying hops made in the process of beer making. The roofs themselves drew up the hot air from the drying hops.
If you look here it will explain a bit more with a cross section of the oast house.

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Guest 20-May-2008 14:44
Hi there,

I believe the purpose is to dry the hops no? The shape of the roof would allo as much air as possible to circulate without any moisture getting in. Thats my educated guess anyway...

P.s please may I 'nick' this photo for a facebook event I'm creating. Just gonna invite a few people to walk around our wonderful County. Thanks :)
Dave Beedon08-Jun-2006 22:15
Please explain the purpose of the strange rooftops: are they related to ventilation or to the exhausting of heating fumes? Thanks.
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