Wondering how to buy a craft brewhouse? From defining the term “brewhouse” to explaining its components, here’s what you need to know.
What is a Craft Brewery?
With the craft brewing industry rapidly growing, it’s now easier than ever to brew both small and large quantities of beer. In order to brew that beer, you’ll need to invest in a craft brewery.
A brewery usually refers to the entire brewing system , including the fermenters and the bright beer tank – but can also refer to just the vessels, like the kettle or mash tun. Depending on the production needs, physical size, and scale of the operation, brewhouses are fully customizable for each buyer.
Industrial brewery beer vessels brewhouse system
Brewhouses are typically measured by the number of vessels. For example, a 2-vessel brewhouse may have a mash/lauter tun/hot liquor tank combination vessel paired with a Boil Kettle/Whirlpool combination vessel.
On the more advanced end of the spectrum, a 5-vessel brewhouse would have a designated mash mixer, Lauter Tun,holding kettle , Boil Kettle and a Whirlpool. Each of these designated vessels serves a particular purpose, allowing you to brew larger quantities of beer simultaneously.
Ergonomic work platform；sight glass;breather valve
Top manhole;cleaning ball
Again, the setup you ultimately choose will depend on your brewing needs, the space you have to work with and your budget. Listed below are several different configurations of brewhouses based on the number of vessels:
Mash/Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool
Mash/Lauter Tun/Hot Liquor Tank Combination Vessel + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool
Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool
Mash/Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool
Mash/Lauter Tun/Hot Liquor Tank Combination Vessel + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool
Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool
Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Holding Kettle + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool
Heat exchangers, also referred to as wort chillers, allow you to cool your wort from boiling to yeast pitching temperature in a timely manner. Immersion chillers, plate and counterflow wort chillers will exchange (or reduce) the heat to help improve overall beer clarity, and reduce the chances of off-flavors and contamination. In order to pitch the yeast and begin the fermentation process, the wort must first be cooled to a suitable temperature for fermentation.
Brewhouse piping,raker Two stage heat exchanger
Fermentation / Aging Vessels
Fermentation tanks, also referred to as fermenters, are aging vessels where yeast is pitched into the wort, effectively turning it into beer. The wort is pumped into this vessel through a heat exchanger and then added to the previously pitched yeast, where it can begin fermenting. Some breweries have designated aging vessels where the beer is transferred for the aging process.
Brewery equipment 5000L fermentation tanks or larger can be available
Serving Vessel / Brite tank
The beer is transferred to an aging vessel, where it is then carbonated and settles. From here, the brew may be kegged, bottled, refrigerated and served.
Brewery equipment Bright beer tanks(BBT)
Other Brewhouse Parts To Consider Buying:
Filters(Diatomite filter or plate & frame filter)
Oxygenation and aeration systems
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