There is a lot more to breweries than glycol chiller systems and refrigeration. The beer, spirit, and wine making processes require a vast network of interconnected equipment all working in tune with each other. Brewing requires the seamless integration of a variety equipment, with the ability to easily and quickly transfer the liquid product to different tanks at different stages in the process. Additionally, cleaning of the brew kettles, fermentation tanks, and storage areas presents a variety of unique challenges. RMS Pros has extensive experience providing a number of solutions to the food & beverage manufacturing industries including clean in place systems, piping installation, refrigeration, and HVAC. Request a consult to ensure you get the expert service you need to solve your unique challenges.
The basic process of brewing involves the “brewing” or heating of a liquid mixed with some type of malted grain, transferring that liquid to a tank where it can be fermented by yeast, and then transferred to some type of system for packaging. Some of the varieties of brewing equipment include:
Distilleries utilize similar equipment to breweries, with one very important addition: the still. The still is what separates beer from liquor, as it is the equipment that boils a liquid and then re-condenses it, resulting in a purified and higher-alcohol content liquid. The following equipment can be found in distilleries:
The wine making process differs from breweries and distilleries in that there is not really a “brewing” step. Rather, the juice must be extracted from the fruit where it is then fermented in a tank and may or may not be aged in barrels. The storage room for the wine barrels has strict temperature and air quality requirements. Some of the equipment utilized by wineries includes: