Category Archives: Destination Trench Drain

Blogs about trench drain systems and decorative iron grates from locations around the world.

Let’s Raise a Glass for Polycast!

Ill Mannered Brewery

Tom Ayers and three of his buddies were all home craft brewers. They would meet to discuss the finer things in life – with beer mugs in hand, of course. Sharing a strong love for crafting, one of these friends, Brian, approached Ayers about starting a brewery. During a planning stage that lasted one year, […]

Black Isle Brewery – Scottish Culinary Trend Setter

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Scotland – Home of Mary Queen of Scots, William Wallace and Nessie!  Land of castles, lochs, peat bogs and spectacular ocean views.  Mecca for the drinkers of Scotch whisky, and now, for the connoisseurs of organic pizza and craft beer. Black Isle Brewery had a unique vision of a brewery business back in 1998.  Long […]

3 Trench Drain Installation Tips You Need to Know

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Since trench drains are part of the project’s foundation plan, they are literally the groundwork of their project. Entire projects can be “wounded” if the trench drain is dysfunctional.  The drain installation has much to do with how functional the drain will be. And, drain installations can go horribly wrong.  Here are three trench drain […]

Portugal – Land of Wine, Cod Fish and Trench Drain

I have had a visit to Portugal on my “bucket list” for some time now.  Previously, I had visited Spain. On those occasions, I left feeling a sense of wonder.  The rich history, dusty castles, classic art and fine foods all left me with a greater appreciation of the Old World and helped me mature […]

3 Things I learned about trench drain at BrewExpo America

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I attended BrewExpo America in Philadelphia this spring. I learned a little about brewery floors and drains, and I’d like to share the experience. Stainless Drains Were Out in Force Stainless drains were all the rage at the Expo. Typically, they were 6” wide with a V-shaped interior. The channels sloped to an outlet or […]

Why are there Trench Drains in the Desert?

Earlier this year I went to Las Vegas for a conference and a bit of desert hiking. I was surprised to see so much trench drain. At first, the American Southwest seems an odd place to find trench drain. The land is mostly a wide expanse of desert, the air cool during winter months and […]

Krug Bier – Pioneer in Brazil’s Craft Brew Market

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I recently visited the mountainous central region of Brazil to attend an exposition of Cachaça in the state capital, Belo Horizonte.  I’m interested in the production of this local distilled sugarcane spirit used to make the famous drink, Caprihna.  Brazil’s State Minas Gerais, or Minas for short, is world renown for cachaça production, though other […]

Cast Metal Grating in Singapore Trench Drains

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Last year I reported on common designs for bar grating found in Singapore but not necessarily the United States. Now, over a year later, I want to discuss the cast metal grating I saw during my visit. I personally prefer cast metal grating over bar or sheet metal grating. Part of this is prejudice because […]

Cork: City of Trench Drains

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Cork, Ireland is a trench drain paradise. Cork is settled at a low point just inland of the southern coast of Ireland where the River Lee flows into the Celtic Sea. At 187 feet above sea level, the city center is an island created by a split in the river. You’ll run across trench drain everywhere you […]

Dublin: Old World Trench Drain Systems

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Since returning from Dublin, I’ve developed a theory that Ireland is called the Emerald Isle because the plants are so well watered.  Whether the sky is overcast or sunny, it seemed as if I could expect a stray shower to pop up at a moment’s notice.  Frequent rains, combined with the island’s mild climate, create […]