When the skins and stems begin to form a cap on top of the vats, they are punched down by hand.
Together the teams will use 66lb of flour, 408lb of butter, 990lb of sugar, four vats of golden syrup and 1,480lb of chocolate.
This is usually the result of allowing the vats to stand too long before fermentation begins.
Some maintained that they were dissolved in vats of hydrofluoric acid.
Everyone was splashed with a stinging fluid which came from the vats.
I was then taken to visit his incandescent ovens and his vats in a state of ebullition.
The juice is then washed out in vats containing warm water, and is boiled down in great tanks.
Then the thrice-lovely Nastasia herself leaped into the vats.
One of the vats was full of a rich brown liquid, which we were informed was unrefined cod-liver oil.
"We'll take the body to the hydroponic farm for the vats," he said.
early 13c., southern variant (see V) of Old English fæt "container, vat," from Proto-Germanic *fatan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse fat, Old Frisian fet, Middle Dutch, Dutch vat, Old High German faz, German faß).