Mash system, it is the most important part of beer brewery equipment. The brewhouse is the beating heart of brewing operation. A weak, inefficient heart cannot be exerted and doesn’t last. A durable and efficient brew house from DEGONG Equipment ensures your brewery every opportunity to thrive. We understand that each brewer has his or her own brewing methodology and budgetary requirements, therefore DG offers varying levels of automation and customization of two, three and four vessel brewhouse configurations
The mash tun is a key component of a brewhouse and is where grain, previously cracked in the grain mill, is combined with metered hot water to convert complex starches into more readily-fermentable simple sugars. The mash tun may stand alone or be combined with a lauter tun to create a mash/lauter tun combnaition.
The lauter tun is a key component of a brewhouse and is used to recirculate wort over a grain bed in a clarifying process called vorlauf. Sugars are rinsed and extracted from the grain during the spray cycle within the lauter tun. Wort being transferred to the brew kettle is lastly separated from grain, generally using a false bottom filter in the lauter tun.
Brew kettles, key components of any brewhouse , are where wort is boiled and reduced for approximately 90 minutes. During boil, initial hop additions are introduced into the brewing process. After boil is complete the wort is whirlpooled to separate unwanted solids from the desired liquid. It is generally recommended that brew kettles be made of stainless steel or some other sturdy, nonreactive material.
Brewery whirlpools are key components of any brewhouse and are where boiled wort is precisely swirled to precipitate solids to accumulate them in a neat cone called a trub pile. Whirlpooling is the final brewing process before the wort is cooled in a wort chiller and yeast is pitched, initiating fermentation within a fermenter. Benefits of brewery whirlpools include clearer wort, faster cooling, increased hop aroma and flavor.
The copper brewhouse
Using Stainless steel pipes for almost any part of the brewing process. Many breweries are entirely stainless steel including the pipes. Others use stainless steel for some parts of the brewing process but not others.
Brewhouse system details
Note: This brewhouse description is based on our copper brewhouse design. If you choose the all-stainless steel brewhouse option.All copper items will be replaced with highly polished 304 stainless steel.
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