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Brewing Equipment Description

The features listed below are considered standard on our systems. We will do everything possible to
accommodate special requests and tailor the system and/or equipment to your requirements. Please contact
Specific Mechanical Systems for further details and other equipment offered.

A. Brewhouse Equipment.
Brewkettle/Whirlpool
Used for both wort boiling and whirlpool.
Standard Features:
flanged & dished head with exhaust flue
over boil ring
top SMS manway with gasket
sight gauge glass with stainless steel guard and
calibration (volume) strip
sight gauge glass fittings with sample valve on
bottom fitting
bottom entry wort inlet (entry through lowest
point on kettle side) with stainless check valve
water inlet fitting
CIP (clean-in-place) sprayball and downtube
Two Methods of Heating;
1. Steam; steam heat transfer panels (one on
side, one on bottom) with inlet/outlet fittings
Options;
mirror finish on top head
brass or copper banding
Mashkettle - mash agitator with variable speed
drive, mash pump, valves & stainless plumbing

tangential wort inlet w/ stainless butterfly valve


wort outlet with s.s. butterfly valve
trub outlet with s.s. butterfly valve
thermowell with strain relief
3 deep coned bottom
stainless steel legs with height adjusters and
pads
1.5" insulation
clad in #4 stainless steel or lacquered copper.
internal condensate drip ring

2. Gas ; forced draft gas burner with low water


level cut-out and optional burner modulation

separate whirlpool
internal or external steam collandria
internal light

Brewkettle Venting
Our standard venting system employs an internal drip ring to prevent condensate from returning to the
kettle. If external venting is not possible, a stack condenser is employed.
1. Internal Drip Ring
Affixed to the top of the brewkettle, the steam exhaust is vented to the outside of the building. An
exhaust stack will be required.
Features:
CIP for kettle
condensate downtube affixed to kettle side
2. Stack Condenser
The exhaust steam is condensed and routed to drain.

stainless steel construction


does not include exhaust stack

Features:
CIP for both kettle and horizontal section of
stack condenser
internal sprayers or shell and tube style

condensate down tube affixed to kettle side


stainless steel construction

Mash/Lauter Tun
Used for mashing in, recirculation and sparging.
Standard Features:
2 piece s.s. lid
multi-piece .75 mm. V wire false bottom
screens
rotating sparge spray arm
spent grain side (or bottom) manway
wort outlet with flow control valve
sparge inlet with flow control valve
recirculation inlet with stainless steel butterfly
valve
no-foam assembly for attachment to
recirculation inlet to reduce aeration
Options;
flanged & dished head with manway and CIP
surround ring and optional mirror finish
rake assembly with variable speed drive and
spent grain discharge plow
adjustable pitch rakes
retractable rakes
machine cut (milled) false bottom screens

sight gauge glass (for vacuum indication during


run-off) with stainless steel guard
sight gauge glass fittings with sample valve
portable, hand held 42" long mash temperature
wand with digital read-out (battery operated)
side steam heat transfer panel with inlet/outlet
fittings
coned bottom
stainless steel legs w/ height adjusters & pads
1.5" insulation
clad in #4 stainless or lacquered copper

separate mash tun, separate lauter tun


dual level manometer
multi-port wort outlet
underscreen flush
internal light
mash tun / hot liquor combination unit

Hot Liquor Tank


Used to heat and store water for use in the brewing process.
Standard Features:
side or top manway
sight gauge glass with guard and calibration
(volume) strip
sight gauge glass fittings with sample valve on
bottom fitting
CIP sprayball and downtube
heat exchanger water recovery inlet
hot liquor outlet w/ stainless steel butterfly valve
water inlet fitting
Method of Heating;
1. Steam - steam heat transfer panel (on side)
with inlet/outlet fittings

vent port
over-flow tube routed under tank
thermowell with strain relief
coned top and bottom
stainless steel legs w/ height adjusters & pads
1.5" insulation
clad in #4 stainless or lacquered copper

2. Electric immersion heater with low level


water cut-out and optional burner
modulation

Cold Liquor Tank


Used for cool water for use in the wort heat exchanger.
Standard Features:
side or top manway
sight tube with calibration strip
CIP sprayball and downtube
outlet w/ stainless steel butterfly valve
water inlet fitting
over-flow tube routed under tank

dimple plate glycol cooling jacket


thermowell with strain relief
coned top and bottom
stainless steel legs w/ height adjusters & pads
1.5" insulation
clad in #4 stainless or lacquered copper

Brewhouse Plumbing
The brewhouse is pre-plumbed with stainless steel at our facility and is re-assembled on site with the
aid of drawings and photographs. This saves time and money during installation. The plumbing includes
the stainless steel tubing, fittings, valves and following equipment to interconnect the following;
mash tun outlet to diverter panel (runoff)
brewkettle wort outlet to diverter panel
diverter panel to mash tun (recirculation and
diverter panel / heat exchanger
sparge lines)
integrated CIP lines
diverter panel to brewkettle wort inlet
diverter panel to brewkettle tangential inlet
Swing Link Diverter Panel & Control Station
This is the brewhouse workstation; all flow lines are hard plumbed with stainless steel into this station to
allow for easy and sanitary control of wort flow.
Features:
stainless steel 11 port manifold system
stainless flo-verter links (4 short, 1 long) with
optional valves
stainless steel sanitary centrifugal pump
for lauter tun transfers (variable speed optional)
stainless sanitary centrifugal pump with variable
speed for sparge, whirlpool & heat exchanger

transfers
wash-down motors
U.L. Listed control panel with motor starting
switches and indicating lights
4 adjustable height stainless steel legs

Options;
Manifold style system in lieu of Diverter Panel
Stainless Steel Hot Wort Grant
Provides a buffer for the pump during mash tun recirculation and run-off. Two styles are available;
1. Side mounted at mash tun screen level to reduce vacuum (prevents stuck mashes) due to gravity
during run-off.
Features:
sample valve
bottom entry inlet with internal standpipe
and outlet
bypass line with stainless steel butterfly
valve

CIP sprayball
vent tube to top of lauter tun
stainless steel underlet valve
6 diameter sight glass for monitoring
6 US gallon capacity

2. Connects to the diverter panel and is a buffer for the pump during mash tun recirculation and run-off.
Features:
free standing with connection fittings to
diverter panel

open top
6 US gallon capacity

Heat Exchanger
Cools the wort to during transfer from the kettle whirlpool to the fermenter.
Features:
2 stage, multi-pass with mains water
precool, glycol/water deepcool (option).
stainless steel construction with sanitary
fittings

glycol inlet/outlet adapting fittings


water outlet fitting
typically mounted on the diverter panel for
space savings and ease of use

Options;
single stage

Stainless Steel Flow Control Valves


Used to precisely control wort flow in mash tun run-off.
Style:
Standard is micro-adjustable. Optional sanitary diaphragm valve available.

Thermometers
Used on the sparge water inlet line (welded in line) and heat exchanger water outlet (portable unit) to
ensure correct temperatures are met.
Features:
analog read-out in both Fahrenheit and
Celsius

0-250 degrees F temperature range

Portable Inline Gas Diffuser / Thermometer


Used on the outlet side of the heat exchanger to oxygenate the wort prior to entering the fermenter.
Features:
diffuser with sight glass and sintered
stainless (0.5 micron) and gas connection

thermometer with dual temperature reading


portable unit

line
supplied with spare glass

if applicable, handrails and kickguards

Sight Glass Assembly


Used for visually monitoring in-line flows.
Uses:
one portable unit for use throughout the
brewery
one in-line mounted on mash tun run-off

Stainless Steel Butterfly Valve


Spare valves for use throughout the brewery.
Brewers' Platform
Allows for easy access to the brewkettle and mash tun.
Features:
all stainless steel construction
non-skid stairs and deck

Temperature Control Panel


Controls and monitors pertinent temperatures throughout the brewery system. Number of control panels
depends on brewery size and layout.
Features:
U.L. Listed control panel
programmable controllers with LED readout for each controlled vessel
110V outlet for convenience
available contacts for heated vessels

strain relief fittings on all thermoprobes ;


probes attached to controllers
stainless steel NEMA 1 control panel
typically mounted on back wall between
brewhouse or off platform railing

B. Milling Equipment
Engl Malt Mill
The mill is used to crack the husk of malted barley to a desired coarseness.
Features:
pre-hopper with infeed magnet
two 12" diameter x 6" long cast iron rollers
with helical groove in drive roller

adjustable roller spacing and slide gate


3 hp. electric motor
stainless steel frame

Flex Auger or Bucket Elevator


Used to transport the malted barley.
Flex Auger Features:
Choretime Model 75
configured to suit transporting requirement

Bucket Elevator Features:


Universal Model B3
configured to suit transporting requirement

Grist Hopper
Is generally mounted over the mash/lauter tun and is used to hold some or all the brew strength of
milled barley. A full sized hopper generally makes the milling stage a one-man operation.
Features:
3
sized for 75 lbs./barrel @ 28 lbs./ft.
#4 stainless steel construction with 4" tube
outlet

conical bottom
cover lid

Hopper Slidegate
The slidegate connects onto the bottom of the hopper and is used to meter the grist flow into the
hydrator.
Features:
4 diameter
4 TC top and bottom for mounting between hopper and hydrator

Hydration Assembly
Hydrating the malted barley prior to entering the mash/lauter tun reduces dust by wetting the grist and
initiates mash formation. Two styles are available;
1. Grist Hydrator. Relies on hopper slide gate for flow control of gravity-fed grist.

Features:
inverted cone discharge
water jacket with connection fitting

stainless steel construction


water hose with connection fittings

2. Steels Premasher. Auger with variable speed drive precisely controls flow of grist into mash/lauter tun.
Features:
variable speed drive
internal water jacket with connection fitting
4 TC inlet / outlet
water hose with connection fittings

C. Fermentation / Cellar Equipment

Unitank/Fermenter
The unitank is the most common style of fermenting vessel. Yeast is added to the wort and controlled
fermentation takes place. Fermentation times vary greatly depending upon beer style, type of yeast and
fermentation temperatures. The size and number of fermenters are two major factors that determine the
annual production of a brewery.
Features:
cylindroconical design
SMS PR 0-15 adjustable pressure relief
valve ; 0-15 psi range
SMS VB 1-2 vacuum breaker
stainless steel pressure gauge (0-30 psi)
CIP with sprayball and downtube
CIP end spool
swing-in lift-out side manway
Perlick style sample cock
bottom racking assembly with integral
standpipe for beer racking
stainless steel butterfly valve for yeast
cropping
Options;
rotating CIP sprayer
removable CIP assembly
other manway styles

stainless steel butterfly valve for beer


racking
thermowell with strain relief
dimple plate glycol cooling jackets (one on
cone, one or more on straight side)
stainless legs with cross bracing
pads c/w height adjustment for legs
flanged & dished tank top
70 degree included cone angle
1.5" insulation
clad in #4 stainless steel
14.7 psig maximum operating pressure

copper or brass bands or copper cladding


side beer racking port with optional internal
racking arm

Vessel Style Options;


open fermenter (with removable lid)
closed fermenter (head mounted manway)

Bright Beer (Serving) Vessel


This vessel is used for carbonating the beer and the beer is then either served direct from this vessel via
beer lines to the tap (commonly seen in brew pubs) or is kegged and/or bottled (as in a microbrewery).
In brewpubs the number of serving tanks generally determines the number of different beers on tap.
Features:
flanged & dished top and bottom heads

side swing-in lift-out manway

fitting for carbonation stone (for external


removal)
Perlick compatible sampling cock
CIP with sprayball and downtube
stainless steel pressure gauge (0-30 psi)
removable clear PVC sight gauge hose with
isolation ball valve
calibration strip
SMS PR 0-15 adjustable pressure relief

valve ; 0-15 psi range


SMS VB 1-2 vacuum breaker
Outlet fitting with stainless steel butterfly
valve
locking standpipe with O-ring
stainless steel legs w/ pads & adjusters
14.7 psig maximum operating pressure
for placement in a walk-in cooler

Options;
glycol cooled vessel complete with thermowell & strain relief, dimple plate glycol cooling jackets,
insulation and cladding in #4 stainless steel
conditioning/aging tank
rotating CIP sprayer
other manway styles
removable CIP assembly
horizontally mounted vessel
copper or brass bands or copper cladding

Carbonating Stone Assembly


Used to carbonate the beer prior to serving or packaging.
Features:
SMS stainless steel fixture with fitting to
mate to vessel fitting ; allows for easy
external removal
Options;
Zahm & Nagel ceramic stone and adapting fixture

sintered stainless stone


Micromatic check valve

Glycol Chilling System


A propylene glycol and water mix is used to control the temperature of fermentation and serving vessels and
to knock down the wort temperature through the heat exchanger. The glycol chilling system is the means of
cooling and maintaining the glycol/water mix to an acceptable temperature. The system consists of a
condensing unit, heat exchanger, reservoir and pumps.
Solenoid Valves
These valves are required to control glycol flow through a cooled vessel. A temperature controller
located in the temperature control panel sends a signal to the valve telling it to either open or close
depending on the setting, i.e. cooling required or not required. One valve is needed per cooled tank.
Features:
GC solenoid valve and coil
ball valve & glycol hose adapting fittings

Portable CIP/Beer Transfer Pump


This dual-purpose sanitary pump is used for transferring beer and is also used to CIP (Clean-in-Place).
Features:
portable
stainless steel sanitary centrifugal pump

stainless steel cart

Filtering
Filtering reduces the turbidity in beer. Two styles are commonly used;
1. Plate and Frame Filter
Features:
stainless steel construction
40 x 40 cm plates
portable

2. D.E. (Diatomaceous Earth)


Features:
horizontal or vertical pressure leaf screens
stainless steel construction including pump
portable

Perlick Proof Coil


Reduces foaming during sample taking.
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D. Supporting Equipment
Fittings / Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects / Gasket Kit
Breweries require a variety of fittings to perform different functions such as connecting hoses to pumps
for transfers and CIP, unitank pressure relief blowdowns and CO2 and O2 gas connections. In North
America the most common brewery fittings are Tri-Clamp and Bevel Seat. Either type is available.
Perlick Tank Tapping Fittings
Breweries that serve their beer directly from the serving tanks, beer lines will be connected to the Perlick
tank tapping fitting located on each tank. These fittings are located on the outlet side of the butterfly
valve. Generally sold as single units, manifolds accommodating up to 4 lines are available.
Brewers Hose
High quality brewers hose is used throughout the brewery for transferring beer. Most small breweries
will use brewers hose in conjunction with stainless steel transfer lines. Different size hoses are
available.
Features:
food grade
working pressure ; 150 psi.
temperature range ; -40 to 212 degrees F
Portable CIP Tank
The portable CIP tank is used in conjunction with the portable CIP pump to clean-in-place the vessels
and process piping.
Features:
4.5 kW, single phase heating element
removable lid
thermostat with high temperature cut-out
3 legs on wheels
inlet/outlet with stainless steel butterfly
stainless steel construction
70 gallon capacity (other sizes available)
valve
CIP (Clean-in-Place) Hose This lightweight flexible hose is dedicated for CIP.
Features:
190 degree F temperature rating

Hydrometer Flask water jacket

used to measure specific gravity.

stainless steel construction.

Lab Equipent
O-Haus balance
four hydrometers ;
2 @ 0 - 8 Brix
2 @ 8 - 16 Brix
microscope

pH meter
pH buffer
200 pipettes, 5 3/4"
refractometer
thermometer

Low Pressure (15 psi max.) Steam Boiler


Steam fired systems require low pressure steam boilers as their heating source. The boiler package offered
requires the services of a local steam fitter for installation.
assembled boiler
condensate return/feedwater system
indoor or outdoor units
Blowdown tank
natural gas (or propane) fired
standard steam trim

E. Kegging and Packaging Equipment


Sankey Equipment
Keg Racking Assembly
For counter pressure filling. Available in single, double or triple configurations
Sankey Keg Rinser/Washer Model SMS 911
one station keg washing/rinsing
hot caustic tank with immersion heater
stainless steel centrifugal 3/4 hp. pump
with stainless steel ball valves
Sankey Keg Rinser/Washer Model SMS 912/913
two/three station keg washing/rinsing
hot caustic tank with immersion heater
stainless steel centrifugal 3/4 hp. pump
with stainless steel ball valves

PLC controller for auto operation c/w


touch screen for cycle changes
compressed air required for operation

PLC controller for auto operation c/w


touch screen for cycle changes
compressed air required for operation

Sankey SMS 061/062


single head manual operation
heated caustic reservoir
stainless steel inlet and outlet manifolds.
Optional caustic pump and dual head peristaltic pump

Non Sankey Equipment (for kegs with side bung holes)


Keg Racking Spear and Stand
For counter pressure filling through side bung hole.
Keg Rinser/Washer Model SM100
one station washing, two station rinsing
hot caustic tank with immersion heater
stainless steel centrifugal 3/4 hp. pump
with stainless steel ball valves
control panel
manual operation with output @ 15 - 18
kegs/hour

does not adapt for Sankey kegs.


unique filling valve design for low air
pick-up
fills unfiltered beers/bottle conditioning
user friendly
safe to operate