Secrets Of Nature - Brewster's Magic 1933

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    Photographed by F. Percy Smith. Editing and Commentary by Mary Field. Musical setting by W. Hodgson. British Instructional Film.

    Hand pump being pulled in a pub. Hop root. The eyes are pointed out with a pencil. Time lapse photography of a hop shoot growing. C/U of the claws on the stem of the plant. Plant grows. The claws help the hop plant to twist its way around a smooth surface. Hop flowers growing on a male hop plant. Female hop plant produces flowers. We see them grow through time lapse. Comment on the voiceover about flowers being disappointed spinsters as they will not be fertilised. The flowers continue to grow. C/U of the sticky substance that grows on the petals. Lupelin (sp?) highly magnified. This is the substance that gives flavour and aroma to beer.

    Hop garden. Barley ripening in the fields. C/U of barley submerged in water. Time lapse of the barley absorbing water. Barley puts out shoots in time lapse. The maltster turns them upside down to stop them from growing too quickly. Water supply is cut off and the barley withers. Graphic representation of the barley shoot. Animation. Maltster kills the barley grain when it has produced digestive fluid but not had time to use it. Grains are mashed up in hot water to make malt. Men roll barrels along in courtyard of brewery. C/U of yeast cells under a microscope beside a human hair. Moving yeast cells. Cells separate. Fermentation. Diagram of a molecule of sugar. Animated letters. Solution under the microscope. Bubbles are formed.

    A pint of beer is pulled in a pub. Shot of man in flat cap drinking beer from a pewter tankard.

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    Cataloguer:
    Jenny
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    71100
    Sort Number:
    DOCS
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:30:00 / 01:46:43:00
    Canister:
    DOCS
    Film ID:
    1807.05
    Issue Date:
    1933
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