Client:Innis and Gunn
Partners:Strange Thoughts + Manifest LDNProject Dates:2016Role in Project: Project Management. Concept Design and Build of Cloud Harvester.
We designed and built a cloud harvester! Attached it to a power kite – piloted by the incredibly impressive Matt – and sent into the clouds over Loch Lomond. We captured moisture that was then used to create Innis and Gunn Sky P.A.
(Press Release description of the technical side of the harvester) The water to create Sky.P.A. was harvested using a heavy lift power kite tethered with 200kg tensile Kevlar line. The kite carried a custom built harvester made up of a carbon fibre structure supporting a 32000 RPM radio controlled turbine with custom propeller and bespoke spun aluminium funnel.
The harvester used the turbine to suck the cloud moisture onto a hydrophilic fabric, from where it is drawn into the condenser, cooled and water captured in the container. The clouds were hand harvested by a four-person team from the mountains of Loch Lomond.
And of course the 'tasting notes' – The Sky.P.A is a modern IPA, that has been made with water harvested from Scottish clouds. The composition of this water was influenced by its origins, in this case the Atlantic, and so was high in minerals that add real flavour through the brewing process, alongside the malts and hops selected.
This was part of a larger campaign to promote Innis and Gunn's Crowdfunding campaign 'Adventure Capital'. You can still invest here at Innis and Gunn Adventure Capital
Coverage (Selection):Daily RecordBBC NewsIndependentNBC NewsCNBCMens JournalE&T MagazineThis is Money / Daily MailThe TimesThe Scotsman
More Information:News ReleaseStrange ThoughtsManifest
Images by Tom MetcalfeVideo by Something SomethingSky PA Image by Innis and Gunn