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What Makes a Tank “Special”?

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 by System Administrator


For a company that designs and builds brewing equipment, ALL tanks are “special”, however we are seeing an influx in requests for specialized processing tanks that are focused on improving brewing efficiency and maintaining a quality product brew after brew.  On the efficiency side, in the last year alone Sprinkman has designed, manufactured and installed our own milled false bottoms for Lauter Tuns, Spent Grain Vessels, Dry Hop Bins, Yeast Brinks and Propagators.

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Spanky Joins “Our Gang”!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 by System Administrator


W.M. Sprinkman is proud to announce and welcome industry veteran Graham Broadhurst as our new Director of Brewery Operations!   To say that Graham, better known in the brewing industry as “Spanky”, knows brewing is an understatement.  He joins Sprinkman after a successful tenure at UK-based, Briggs of Burton, Inc., a brewery engineering and fabrication company where he served as the Vice President of Engineering responsible for all operations within the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.  Over the past 25 years he has been instrumental in the design, installation and startup of multiple processing solutions for some of the largest breweries in the world.

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4 Questions When Buying a Lauter Tun

Friday, 26 June 2015 by System Administrator


The Lauter Tun is arguably “the heart of the brewhouse” and where the magic truly happens in the brewing process. Two objectives brewers shoot for here are lauter efficiency and repeatability.

To accomplish this, Sprinkman Brewing Systems prefers a seemingly oversized lauter tun or mash/lauter vessel with automated controls for water distribution.  “The Sprinkman vessels are oversized to great benefit,” according to Daniel Heisler, head brewer at Blackberry Farm Brewery in Walland, TN, “They provide me the ability to have a considerable range of wort gravities for working with average to very high strength beers with ease.  I can keep my mash bed thin, even with high gravity brews.”  Sprinkman’s goal is to provide brewers like Daniel with flexible and highly efficient equipment based on the beers they brew.  Consider asking the following questions when it’s time to find a lauter tun for your system: