THE BREWING PROCESS

Once the equipment is installed to form the brewing "system", you can begin to produce fresh, craft beers. Here are the steps of the brewing process as the ingredients flow through the system:

1 MILL A high-quality, adjustable, two-roll mill crushes the barley to the desired coarseness to form Grist.
2 COMBI VESSEL Actually two tanks in one: In the top unit, called the Mash/Lauter Vessel, Grist and hot water are mixed to produce Mash. From this, a clear substance called Wort is extracted. The bottom unit of the Combi Vessel holds the additional hot water (liquor) needed for brewing and clean-up.
3 MANIFOLD During the brewing process, Wort, hot and cold water must move easily through the brewhouse. The Manifold is a nine-valve control station which allows all liquid to transfer in a safe, sanitary manner. This eliminates liquid spillage and contamination, which may occur when connecting or disconnecting hoses and clamps, or using swing arm panels.
4 BREW KETTLE Here the Wort is brought to a boil and mixed with Hops, which adds bitterness and aroma to the mixture. Depending on customer preference, the Brew Kettle can be directly gas-fired or steam heated. It may be clad in stainless steel and copper, or furnished with the classic onion-shaped dome.
5 PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER Using tap water, chilled water, glycol or a combination of the three, this compact unit efficiently cools Wort before it's transferred to the Fermenter. The Exchanger also returns excess hot water to the Hot Water (liquor) Tank for use in the next brew.
6 FERMENTERS Here Yeast is added to Wort to create the distinctive composition and flavor of beer. Our special design allows for Fermentation, Aging, Carbonation and Lagering all in one tank, if desired. Fermenters are individually temperature controlled. (ASME Code Approved Optional)
7 FILTER At this stage, Yeast is removed from the mixture, leaving brilliantly clear beer. A plate-and-frame or horizontal diatomaceous filter is employed to recover every last drop of beer to minimize potential waste. A pad filter may also be used to sterilize and filter the product for packaging.
8 SERVING VESSELS These units receive and hold the filtered beer for direct service to the bar. Or they may be used as holding tanks for packaging the product. (ASME Code Approved Optional)

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