Choosing the right brewing system size is essential for any brewery. Consider your future growth and what you anticipate brewing in the coming years when making your decision. Different types of beer take different amounts of time to ferment, so you must decide how much you plan on brewing each day. Also, consider the amount of manpower you will need to run your brewery.
The Medium-Large brewery equipment mainly includes crushing system, saccharification system, fermentation system, refrigeration system, cleaning and control system and auxiliary systems. Besides, the beer filling and packaging equipment can be selected according to project requirements. And the brewing system can be equipped with water treatment equipment, filtration equipment after fermentation and sake equipment.
For example, the saccharification tank is usually welded with steam jacket, and it can be heated by power distribution heating or gas-fired boiler, which makes it convenient to control the heating of mashing process. It can also be equipped with a CIP cart to clean and sterilize the tanks automatically. Moreover, it can be used to add peracetic acid in the brewing process. This will reduce the time and labor for manual operation.
Mashing involves mixing ground malt grains with water or liquor and allowing natural enzymes to break down the starches into sugars that can be fermented by yeast. These sugars can then be boiled and turned into beer.
What is Medium-Large Brewing Equipment?
Different mashing processes allow brewers to control the sugar and protein profile of their finished products. Mashing can be done with a single infusion (which is the most common mash regime used by breweries today), multiple infusion or decoction mashing.
Each of these mash techniques has advantages and disadvantages. The choice of which one to use is really the brewer’s artistic decision. Mashes performed with lower saccharification temperatures produce higher alcohol content drier beers from the same amount of grist. Conversely mashes performed with higher saccharification temperatures produce sweeter fuller body beers from the same amount of grain.
Fermentation is a process in which microorganisms break down a sugar in an anaerobic environment, producing carbon dioxide gas (what makes beer fizzy) and either alcohol or an acid. Fermentation is responsible for the creation of such well-known foods as alcoholic beverages, bread, cheese, and yogurt. It also increases the availability of B and C vitamins, folic acid, niacin, and thiamin in food by making them easier to absorb.
The study of fermentation is known as zymology, which originated in 1856 when French chemist Louis Pasteur discovered that yeast caused the process. Fermentation is useful in the production of ethanol and other beverages, in leavening bread, and in producing organic acids that preserve vegetables and dairy products. It also occurs in certain types of bacteria and fungi (known as obligate anaerobes) and in muscle cells during strenuous exercise.
A process in which solid particles are separated from liquids or gases by passing them through a medium that allows the fluid to pass but not the solid. A brewery needs to filter its wort in order to remove any bacterial contaminants that may be present in the fermenting liquid.
Cleaning is a crucial part of any brewery’s operations, as accumulated grime can affect the taste and efficiency of your beer. Bacteria, yeast, and mold all thrive in sugar-rich environments, so regular cleaning is essential to preventing them from growing inside your equipment.
GEA VARICOVER product recovery systems are available in semi-automatic and full auto execution, ensuring simple operation, error-free setup, and precise ratio feedback. This ensures optimal water consumption and helps to keep your brewing costs low.
When deciding on your brewery system size, it’s important to think about the future. You don’t want to buy a system that you will outgrow in three or five years, so make sure you develop a plan for growth and base your equipment sizing on it.
Beer production requires time to ferment and age, so you should also factor in how long it takes for each type of beer you produce to go through the process. For example, ale may take longer than lager to ferment. DENWEL brewery equipment offers a wide variety of brewery systems that can help you make your dream brew come true. For more information, contact a representative today! They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.