Converted oust house - An oast, oast house or hop kiln is a building designed for kilning (drying) hops as part of the brewing process. They can be found in most hop-growing (and former hop-growing) areas and are often good examples of vernacular architecture. Many redundant oasts have been converted into houses.

Converted oust house - An oast, oast house or hop kiln is a building designed for kilning (drying) hops as part of the brewing process. They can be found in most hop-growing (and former hop-growing) areas and are often good examples of vernacular architecture. Many redundant oasts have been converted into houses.

Oust Houses,Kent, once used for drying hops.

Oust Houses,Kent, once used for drying hops.

Oast Houses, Kent.  These unusual buildings are kilns where the hops used in brewing are dried.

Oast Houses, Kent. These unusual buildings are kilns where the hops used in brewing are dried.

Oast house in New Norfolk, was part of the Hop growing industry, Derwent Valley

Oast house in New Norfolk, was part of the Hop growing industry, Derwent Valley

The Oust House, from the hop-growing region of New Norfolk/Derwent Valley.

The Oust House, from the hop-growing region of New Norfolk/Derwent Valley.

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