A brewery is the sum of its parts, and the best breweries make sure all of those parts make sense together and match the goals of the business. With demand often outpacing original business plans, breweries should always be at the ready to make that next investment to make sure growth and expansion is handled smoothly. The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America is the perfect time to gather this intel. Whether you are in the market for that new mash filtration system now or hope to be within five years or so, now is the time to understand the benefits of every product and manufacturer out there.
As part of our seemingly endless CBC preview, here are seven brewery equipment booths you’ll want to stop by on the expo floor.
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BrauKon delivers turnkey brewery systems specially to craft breweries worldwide. The company leans on its in-house brewing expertise — more than 25 master brewers and engineers work in its development department, and together they plan, design and build top-quality brewery systems that are highly flexible, economically efficient and profitable without compromising on beer quality. Because of that, BrauKon can handle your entire project, from planning to realization, and also support in other customer support areas such as planning, preparing, recipes, supplying raw materials and operational controls. BrauKon guarantees the value and reliability of its systems thanks to high-quality workmanship of first-class components.
Rite Boilers manufactures a complete line of low- and high-pressure steam boilers and related equipment that pair up perfectly with your brewing operations. These rugged, simple-to-maintain boilers have a reputation for reliability and efficiency. What sets Rite apart from other boilers is that Rite Boilers can be inspected and cleaned with ease because they offer full waterside access, allowing the end-user to maintain brand new efficiency for life.
Insulated and hinged head-plates are standard on all Rite steam boilers. Rite also offers automatic stack dampers to conserve energy, boiler feed systems, blowdown tanks, water softeners, chemical treatment, condensate transfer units, boiler stack and automatic timed surface blow-down systems. Rite boilers go from 3 to 300 boiler horsepower — natural gas, propane and diesel fired. Low NOx emissions, skid packages and outdoor boilers are available, too.
The GEA CRAFT-STAR is designed for medium-sized specialty brewhouses, with batch sizes of 35 barrels (40 hectoliters) of hot wort. Here’s our full preview of the GEA booth.
DELLA TOFFOLA will feature its award-winning Ceramic Membrane Crossflow Filter, an FSB Filter, a two-tank CIP system as well as two Plate and Frame Beer Filters (A3 and A60 models) on the tradeshow floor. Local technicians and support staff will be on hand to share information on their large selection of quality, durable and innovative filtration, CIP and packaging equipment.
That aforementioned Crossflow Filter uses durable ceramic membranes while also delivering automatic production cycles with low environmental impact. The filters are available in various sizes, and they can be customized to suit any client needs. The FSB Filter is made entirely of stainless steel, including the feed pump, piping , valves and the frame, which is mounted on wheels. There is a complete system for dosing the kieselgur using a piston pump with an adjustable flow rate, an incorporated electric agitator and a stainless steel dosing pump. It includes an electric control panel complete with all the controls and safety devices needed for safe and reliable use.
Pro Chiller Systems
Since 1990, the Pro Chiller System has helped thousands of brewers control knockout, fermentation, conditioning and serving temperatures. So, what’s new in 2017? Pro saw the need for a system to bridge the gap in chiller capacity (and price) between the medium and the large size ranges, the Pro V Scroll Series fills this void perfectly. The V Scroll Series is offered in two models, each with independent dual compressor configurations in either 20 or 30 total horsepower. Stop by booth 1801 for a tour of the new series and also to see its wicked customization capabilities.
Modern Process Equipment (MPE)
The MPE booth at the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference will feature MPE’s 4” Chain-Vey system running brewers grains for attendees and guests to see. Chain-Vey is a proven tubular conveyor for beer brewers. Its sanitary design and unmatched clean-in-place capabilities make it agile and easy for brewers to switch recipes. The gas-tight design prevents freshly milled grains unnecessary exposure to oxygen. Chain-Vey’s reliability is one of the paramount features of why breweries like Ballast Point and MadTree Brewing choose Chain-Vey for their operations.