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:
With new craft breweries opening on a seemingly weekly basis, it is no surprise business is good for tank maker W.M. Sprinkman Corp.But in reality, the growth of more established breweries is what’s driving increased sales for the now-Waukesha-based company.
A brewery will ultimately live and die by its ability to brew quality, consistent batches of beer. However, even a skilled Brewmaster with the best recipes, superior ingredients and finest equipment cannot overcome the distasteful effects of improperly cleaned equipment.
The CIP process isn’t rocket science, but it does have its intricacies. No matter how many gallons of chemicals you throw at it, you will not be able to overcome a poorly designed system.
Graham Broadhurst, Sprinkman’s Director of Brewing Operations and a 30-year veteran of brewery designs, compiled a list of CIP design pitfalls to avoid: