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Resources for "starting up a brewhouse"

Whether a brewery has two or five vessels in their Brewhouse, there are  five key process steps that cannot be skipped, truncated, avoided, or bypassed:  Milling and weighing up, Mashing, Wort extraction(including spent grains removal), Wort boiling, Wort cooling (including trub separation). Generally speaking, these steps create one linear brew cycle. In this second installment in our series of articles about ways to get more production out of your brewhouse, we will be discussing boiling, whirlpooling and wort cooling.

Efficient utilization of equipment is a concern in any brewery. Whether large or small: saving time means saving money. The heart of the brewery, the Brewhouse, holds the most opportunity for time savings. Not all suggested solutions require major equipment overhauls or purchases with the right equipment.

Yeast is the magic catalyst in beer production, and yeast brink storage vessels are not just for the big breweries anymore.  An agitated yeast brink that is glycol cooled is an exceptional collection vessel that is available and recommended for any size craft brewery today.

There are several key factors to keep in mind when choosing a yeast storage vessel. Graham Broadhurst, Sprinkman’s Director of Brewing Operations and industry veteran, suggests the following:
 

Belmar, NJ (February 17, 2014) – After establishing an aggressive construction timeline to transition the former Freedman’s Bakery into a brewery, East Coast Beer Co. has outlined details of what its new Main St. location and brewing equipment, supplied by W.M. Sprinkman Corp., will mean for its business and the surrounding area.

So you made the decision to purchase a new 30-BBL, 3-Vessel Brewhouse. Congratulations! You have the facility, you’ve lined up financing; have your Brewmaster extremely excited about the new “toy” that is on order. What could go wrong? Well, plenty, but the good news is that some planning can alleviate the biggest headaches. Here are four areas that you should not overlook in order to ensure a smooth installation and start up:

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