Complete Brew Systems

Braumeister 200 / 500 / 1000 Litre Plug and Play Craft Brewery Kits - 2019

Complete Plug and Play Craft Brewing Kits - packages and prices (ex Melbourne)

Here’s a summary of the complete Braumeister craft brewing systems kits. We will tailor one of these to match your beer production aims, available space and budget. All prices are ex Grain and Grape Melbourne and include technical and setup advice, brewing guidance, ongoing local phone support, and ongoing free Speidel software/firmware updates as new features are released!   Have a chat with us to obtain a formal quotation including delivery to your site.

Why Choose the Speidel Braumeister for your Commercial Brewery?​

 

Braumeister commercial 200 and 500 breweries are very well proven around Australia, and all over the world and as the best choice for all sell-on-premises breweries.

The Braumeister's tried and tested compact brewing unit means that mashing, lautering, hop boiling and whirlpool are all done in one vessel. So you can maximise space for your customers, not your brewery!

The fully automatic built in brewing controller takes over the brewing of individually adjusted recipes and runs through all brewing phases with exact times and temperatures. Lautering is done easily and quickly by lifting the malt pipe with the lifting device included. This way you can carry out the lautering process quickly and without mess.

In addition, the brewhouse is mobile and easy to move and the space requirement is minimal. This makes it ideal for restaurants, pubs, cafes, accommodation venues or small production breweries. The lower purchase cost and a low price per litre compared with traditional 3 vessel systems ensures it pays for itself very quickly.

Referring to the above diagram, described below is each component of the complete 200 litre or 500 litre Speidel Braumeister brewery, 

Grain and Grape has designed a complete plug and play system for the craft brewer, with the German made Speidel Braumeister 1000L, 500L and 200L, German made Speidel fermenters, German made Sommer grain mill, heat exchanger, glycol chiller system, fermenter temperature controllers, as well as all connectors, adaptors and hoses. It is a ready to go brewery, and easily self installed!

 

The equipment is:

  • designed to maximise production of wort from the Braumeister
  • customised by Grain and Grape to match Australian craft brewery practices with Australian industry standard fittings including the use of tri-clover fittings for wort and beer transfer, instead of the European type DIN and BSP screw fittings.
  • enhanced with additions to save time and money such as the customised and fully serviceable plate/frame heat exchanger and sintered carbonation stones for wort oxygenation and beer carbonation
  • wide choice of fermenters in terms of size, configuration and type to meet your space and budget requirements.

See the interactive map with brewery photo links! - go to:   grainandgrape.com.au and choose ‘Pro Brewing’

The systems have been tailored by Simon Haylock based on his work as Head Brewer at Red Hill Brewery, previous experience at Matilda Bay, as well as visits to many breweries and lots of customer feedback. The aim is to make the Braumeister system quick and easy to consistently produce quality beer, making use of the great Speidel engineering matched to Australian commercial brewing industry practices.

This means that everything to produce, package and serve beer is provided as a complete kit, matched to your space and budget available. Each system supplied is tailored to you, without duplicating any components you may already have, to save you scarce capital.


How it works (refer to numbered diagram, previous pages)

On brewing day (or the day prior), grain is crushed using the Sommer grain mill (03). The milled grain and water is added to the Braumeister (01) and wort is produced using the pre-stored mash step and boil programs. The Braumeister automatically steps through up to 5 different temperature rests for every mash, fully automated.  (NEW - the Braumeister’s latest software allows you to set a timer the day before brewing so that the Braumeister is filled with water and heated automatically ready to mash in as soon as you get into the brewery on brew day).

Once you mash in, you can walk away from the Braumeister and remotely check brewery progress on your phone, tablet or computer by WiFi !

For larger breweries wishing to produce large volumes of wort (900 to 1400L per day), the optional Braumeister 500 Upgrade Additional Kettle can be installed which reduces brewing times for more than one mash per day. The first mash is transferred to the separate kettle for boiling (pink line in diagram), whilst a second mash is completed and boiled in the Braumeister 500.  The new Braumeister 1000 is also now available with typical wort outputs of 1200-1300L. (it has a massive 1700L kettle)

The hot wort is cooled initially using the Braumeister cooling jacket (02) and then the Sondex wort heat exchanger directly on it’s way to the Fermenters (08). The variable speed in-built Braumeister pump transfers the worth through the Sondex heat exchanger to the fermenter.

Fermentation and beer maturation is carried out using the conical pressure fermenters (08), or lower cost conical or dished bottom non-pressure fermenters. After unpressurised primary fermentation in the conical tank, the ventilation valve is closed, the yeast drawn off at the bottom (which can be checked and re-used if required) and then the fermentation / maturation is completed under pressure in the same tank so the beer becomes carbonated as it clears.

Alternatively, beer fermented in the non-pressure fermenters can be either force carbonated in a separate pressure fermenter or in the cool-room in kegs (popular method), transferred to a pressure fermenter for carbonation, or alternatively keg or bottle conditioned.

The fermenters are cooled by the Kreyer Chilly glycol chiller (06). Each fermenter’s temperature is individually controlled, independent of the glycol temperature. Then the beer is transferred into kegs or bottles. This configuration is ideal for breweries that, as well as serving beer on the premises, sell beer in bottles or kegs.

Beer can even be served directly from the conical pressure fermenters to your bar, without the need to transfer the beer to a keg - a great addition for a showpiece restaurant or pub brewery!

The configuration is very energy and water efficient. Using the Sondex Heat exchanger with the addition of the optional cold and hot liquor tanks means that filtered cooling water can be re-used for the following batches brewing water, thus saving significant amounts of both power and water.

 

How much beer can I produce with the different Braumeister models?

The Braumeister 200, 500 and optional 500 Upgrade (additional Kettle) and new Braumeister 1000 provide a very wide range of wort production capacities to suit the small pub / cafe brewery to a medium sized production brewery. They are very compact and extremely cost effective, especially when you consider the ability to produce wort with multiple step mash temperature rests, automatically! 

The wort volumes and production times are as follows

Step 1:  Grain Milling - Sommer Maltman 110 Mill

The first stage of the brewing process is to gently crush the grains. This exposes the starchy endosperm, leaving the grain husks as whole as possible. The Sommer Maltman mill performs this task extremely well.

Sommer have been produce beautifully crafted grain mills in Germany since 1972.  The Maltman is the best craft grain mill we have seen in the Australian market and can offer this at a really good price with our strong relationship with Sommer Mills, Germany. We are really pleased to be able to supply and support them now in Australia.

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Wort production - Braumeister 200, 500 & 1000 Brewhouse

The Braumeister has been designed to produce very high quality wort, precisely and consistently. It works on a patented vessel-within-a-vessel principle, with brewing liquor continuously circulating gently up through the grain held in the inner ‘malt pipe’, then back out into the outer vessel (kettle). 

Unlike many other systems under 10hL, precisely controlled multi-step mashes are carried out automatically, with no stirring or intervention required by the brewer. And as the mash is ‘floating’ with brewing liquor / wort continuously circulating up through the mash, very even temperatures and temperature step rises occur with very good mixing, resulting in excellent brewhouse efficiency. (brewhouse efficiency is typically around 90%)

The Speidel Braumeister is manufactured in Speidel’s main plant in the Swabian town of Ofterdingen, Germany. It truly represents German engineering elegance and excellence, providing the brewer with precise  control over the brewing process:

 

  • store up to 10 different mash / boil recipe profiles
  • precise strike temperature control
  • up to 5 programmable mash steps for each recipe
  • up to 6 separate hop addition audible alerts per recipe
  • audible and visual alerts when actions required
  • WiFi capable so you can check brewing progress from the bar or office
  • ongoing free software updates!

The Braumeister 500 Litre is just 1.3m X 2.5m. We have installed many in pub breweries and restaurants around Australia. The model 500 can produce up to 700L of wort with a single mash or 900L of wort with a double mash, all in a single brew session at 85-90% efficiency. The model 200 can produce up to 350L with a double mash.

 

Braumeister - precise brewery control with WiFi 

The Braumeister 200, 500 and 1000 are equipped with a new software-upgradeable controller, variable speed pump drive as well as optional WiFi interface. So you can control the brew from your favourite Wifi device. Great for checking the progress of your brew from your office or front of house!

The ‘MySpeidel’ brewing recipe formulation website is now launched, allowing you to create recipes online and download them to your Braumeister!

Braumeister 200 Litre specifications

Material: Stainless steel

Weight: 150 kg with inserts and lifting bows

Approx. 200 kg of shipping weight in a wooden crate

Heating: 3 x 3000 W heating capacity

Pump: 1 x 370 W

Power connection: 3 Phase, 400 V - requires normal 20A 5 Pin 3 phase power outlet.

Complete connection: 9.4 kW

Contents: Approx. 250L of finished beer (around 5%) = approx. 260L of beer wort

At Grain and Grape we normally do a double mash and get more wort. We can get around 300 litres at 1.064 or 16 Plato of wort at the end of the boil.

Cooling: 1,3 m² double jacket surface (best used to cool from boiling down to ~85C, then the Sondex wort heat exchanger is used during wort transfer)

Dimensions: L 136 cm x B 90 cm x H 208 cm

Wooden crate: L 132 cm x B 100 cm x H 175 cm

Control system: Fully automatic brewing control (temperature, time, pump on/off and speed) with optional WiFi

Quantity of malt: Max. quantity of malt approx 42-50 kg per mash

 

Braumeister 500 Litre specifications

Material: Stainless steel

Weight: 380 kg with inserts and lifting bows

Approx. 500kg of shipping weight in the wooden crate

Heating spiral: 6 x 3000 W heating capacity

Pump: 1 x 370 W

Power connection: 3 Phase, 400 V (fuse at least 32 Amp)

Complete connection: 18.4 kW

Capacity: approx. 500 l of finished beer (around 5%) = approx. 550 l of beer wort

Our customers are consistently producing up to 700L at 1.050 with a single mash!

At Grain and Grape we do double mashes with the 500L Braumeister and get around double the wort. We end up with close to and sometimes more than 900 litres of wort at end of boil. At this volume we can get 1.066 or 16.5 Plato.

Braumeister 500 Upgrade (Additional Kettle)

Material: Stainless steel

Weight: 200 kg with inserts and lifting bows

Approx. 300kg of shipping weight in the wooden crate

Heating spiral: 6 x 3000 W heating capacity

Pump: 1 x 370 W

Power connection: 3 Phase, 400 V (fuse at least 32 Amp)

Complete connection: 18.4 kW

Capacity: up to 900 Litres

Cooling: 1.8 m² double jacket surface (best used to cool from boiling down to ~85C, then the optional heat exchanger is used during wort transfer)

 

To produce higher volumes of wort in less time, an additional separate Braumeister 500 Kettle is now available. This allows the wort from the main Braumeister to be transferred (after removing the malt pipe) into this separate kettle for the boil stage, allowing a second complete brew to be carried out in the Braumeister 500 itself.

As you can see in the photos the Braumeister 500 additional kettle has the full features of a normal Braumeister 500 (same controller, firmware and pump speed control) but just without the crane, central rod, malt pipe and malt screens.

This vessel is also excellent to produce kettle-soured

beers due to the precise temperature control,

continuous liquid recirculation below 85C and

optional insulation.

This means up to 1300L at 1.050  (or 1400L at 1.045)

wort  can be produced in 9 hours.

Cooling: 1.8 m² double jacket surface (best used to cool from boiling down to ~85C, then the optional heat exchanger is used during wort transfer)

Dimensions: L 253 cm x B 130 cm x H 277 cm

Wooden crate: L 245 cm x B 135 cm x H 141 cm

Control system: Fully automatic brewing control (temperature, time, pump on/off and speed) with optional WiFi

Quantity of malt: Max. quantity of malt approx 130 to 145 kg per mash

 

Braumeister 1000

By popular customer request, Speidel has recently developed the 1000-litre Braumeister. For those who want to brew even more beer, this model is just right. Even with a 1200-litre batch, the brewing process remains as simple as with its little brother. The fully automatic brewing control takes over the brewing of individually set recipes and runs through all brewing phases with precise timing and temperature. Brewing, lautering, hop boiling, whirlpool and cooling are all carried out in one tank. Due to the easy to operate crane with a winch, even the large malt tube can be easily lifted out. The Braumeister can be fixed with adjustable feet, but remains freely movable if required due to its wheels. Despite the impressive volume, even the biggest Braumeister remains a compact brewing system. 

 

Specifications:

Heating coil: 4 x 3,000 W + 8 x 2.725 W output (33.800 W)
Pump: 370 W
Power supply connection: 400 V 3 Phase
(Fuse protection min. 63 A)
Overall connection: 34,2 kW
Cooling: 2.56 m2 double jacket surface, an additional
heat exchanger plate cooler is recommended
Control system: fully automatic brewing control
(temperature, time, pump)
Vaulted lid with DN 150 connection for extractor fan
Maximum malt quantity: 225-250 kg approx

Total Kettle Volume:  1700 Litres 

Typical brew size:  1200 - 1300L

Available ex stock Grain and Grape
 

Step 3: Wort cooling - Braumeister Cooling Jacket + Sondex Wort Heat Exchanger

Wort cooling using the Braumeister 200 and 500 is achieved in 2 stages as follows:

Stage i) - Braumeister integrated cooling jacket  100C - 85C (10 minutes approx.)

The Braumeister integrated cooling jacket is used from the end of boil stage down to around 85C, at which temperature the Braumeister pump starts. This takes around 10 minutes and is a good time to add your aroma hops, manually whirlpool, let the hops and hot break settle and get your fermenter and yeast ready. A mains tap water connection is all that is required for the integrated cooling jacket. Tests have shown that using pre-chilled cold water or glycol has little effect on this 10 minute cooling time.

Stage ii) - Sondex Wort Heat Exchanger (HX) - 85C to pitching temp  (around 30-40 minutes)

As shown in the layout diagram, wort is pumped from the Braumeister (typically now at ~85C) through the Heat Exchanger (HX), where it is chilled to pitching temperature as it transfers to the Fermenter. The integrated Braumeister pump performs this task.

 The HX can use any cold water for chilling - either cool tap water or pre-chilled water (cold liquor) which is better.

The cooling water exiting the HX can recovered into a Hot Liquor Tank for subsequent brewing batches, or used for washing. If using tap water, wort can be cooled to typically around 3-4 C above the tap water temperature. If using cold liquor (eg 4c), wort can be cooled to typical lager pitching temperatures. (eg 10 Celcius)

The Sondex Heat Exchanger matched to the Braumeister 200/500 can be ordered either with or without a mounting frame. It has 1.25” BSP connections for water and wort. If using the recommended tri-clover fittings in your brewery, we can supply matched tri-clover adaptors which screw on to the HX  (see photo at right). It can be conveniently wall mounted (eg at Copperhead Brewery, left.


Step 4: Wort oxygenation system

When the wort is cooled, as it leaves the HX during transfer into the fermenter, it can be oxygenated to the correct amount, using the optional (but highly recommended) wort oxygenation system:

This setup allows you to:

  • check the wort clarity through the sight glass
  • monitor the wort temperature (and easily adjust using the water/cold liquor valve on your HX)
  • add the correct amount of oxygen using the oxygen flowmeter during wort transfer



 

Step 5: Fermentation and conditioning

Speidel - Choice of 3 types of Fermenters for Craft Brewing:

Grain and Grape can supply a wide choice of fermentation vessels to meet your brewing aims, planned output and budget.

The three main types of fermenters are shown together in this image. They are all jacketed, temperature controlled fermenters and will all produce very similar quality beer

From left to right you can see:

* LEFT: Conical non-pressure jacketed fermenter - use this tank for fermentation and conditioning your beer. Carbonation can then be done in bottles (bottle conditioning), or kegs (keg conditioning or force carbonation). The steep sided cone means you can get very clear beer as well as harvest yeast for later re-use. Mid range price.

* MIDDLE: Conical pressure jacketed fermenter - also called a ‘unitank’ as you can use this single tank for fermentation, conditioning and carbonation allowing you to keg, bottle or even serve beer directly from this single tank without transferring the beer to a separate bright tank or keg. Higher cost, but our most popular type of tank due to the labour savings and improved beer quality and consistency of carbonation.

RIGHT: Dished bottom non-pressure jacketed fermenter - use this tank for fermentation and conditioning your beer. Carbonate the same way as the conical non-pressure fermenter. Less yeast can be cropped   with this fermenter but it is still possible! Lowest price tank so great when you are starting out or for smaller batches.

Many of our brewery customers use a combination of these fermenter types to suit their brewing methods and budget.

 

Conical Pressure Fermenters 1200L, 625L and 240L (unitanks) - Speidel, made in Germany

These are high quality German made stainless steel pressurised combined fermentation/maturation/carbonation tanks. Commonly known as ‘unitank’, they are designed to ferment, clarify, carbonate and condition your beer in the one tank, eliminating the need to transfer the beer after primary fermentation.

The steep sided cone section means yeast falls to the bottom of the tank where can be cropped for re-pitching or disposal.

Special tank features are:

  • Special 3D inner surface facilitates cleaning.
  • Working pressure 1.2 Bar  (2.5 Bar version also available to order)
  • Integrated cooling jacket
  • Pressure relief valve
  • ‘Spunding’ valve to self-carbonate the beer
  • Includes thermometer and sample valve
  • 2 X multi-use NW 10 DIN 11851 connection points
  • 2 X 1" ball valves connected to the two 1" BSPP tank outlets 
  • Multi-use NW 25 DIN 11851 connection point
  • Optional CIP spray ball to fit multi use connection point
  • Complies with Germany’s Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV)
  • Price includes Australian Worksafe pressure vessel design approval
  • Tri-clover adaptors available to match your hose configurations
  • Thermowell available for automatic tank temperature control setup

The fermenters come as shown in the picture but we install a Speidel thermowell instead of the thermometer. The additions we supply matched to Australian brewing practices are:

  • Removable spray ball - this is placed in the top right front port after removing the T-piece
  • Quick release tri-clover fittings on the bottom 2 ports where the 2 ball valves are. This makes beer transfer, cleaning and carbonation much easier.
  • Sintered carbonation stone which allows the beer to be force carbonated if required (not traditional in some German brewing but standard practice elsewhere in the world!)
  • Sight tube with tank calibration information - see the volume of beer in your fermenter and comply with ATO excise requirements without having to transfer your finished beer into a separate brite tank prior to packaging.
  • Optional version with insulation is recommended (see photo right)

 

Conical Non-Pressure Fermenters 120L, 240L and 625L - Speidel, made in Germany

German made conical fermenters are also available from Speidel. These are a non-pressure version of the popular Speidel conical pressure fermenters.

These tanks, being around half the cost of the pressure fermenters still produce clear beer with the steep conical bottom section and racking port allow you to produce the same high quality clear beer direct from the tank. The difference is that you will need to carbonate the beer in bottles, kegs or alternatively transfer it to a pressure tank for carbonation.

Some of our customers have purchased a number of these fermenters together with one pressure conical fermenter to carbonate the clarified beer in. This lowers the overall capital cost of the brewery.

Features:

  • Tank shell made of AISI 304 stainless steel, surface Illd (2R), marbled outside
  • Tank top made of AISI 304 stainless steel, surface Illd (2R), marbled outside
  • Vaulted tank top
  • Filling dome on tank top 220 mm LW
  • Lid with drill hole ø 38 mm and removable plastic blank bung to hold the fermentation lock and plug
  • Cone bottom 60 °
  • Free-standing on welded-on pipe legs with mounting hole

RACKING outlet

External thread BSPP 1"

Bottom outlet

Total outlet neck external thread BSPP 1"

Other Ports

2 X Weld-on thread NW 10 DIN 11851 ports. One for the installation of sampling tap and the other, a thermowell.

COOLING JACKET

Laser welded jacket for cooling with 2 connecting nozzle G1" with external thread

 

Non-pressure dished bottom fermenters - Speidel, made in Germany

For lower cost installations or where keg or bottle conditioned beer is to be made, we are pleased to offer the dished bottom jacketed Speidel fermenters in four different sizes.

These fermenters are very popular and well proven around the world. In Australia, we have many happy customers using these fermenters. They are ideal for a smaller sized brewery or for the pilot stage of any brewery.

When you expand, they can also be used as hot or cold liquor tanks, or you can add a pressure tank for carbonation.

These are high quality German made stainless steel fermentation tanks with the following features:

 

  • Special 3D inner surface facilitates cleaning.
  • Integrated cooling jacket
  • multi-use NW 10 DIN 11851 connection points for fitting of either a thermowell or sample valve
  • 2 X 1" ball valves connection points for drain and beer transfer
  • Multi-use NW 25 DIN 11851 connection point
  • Optional CIP spray ball lid
  • Tri-clover adaptors available to match your hose configurations
  • Thermowell available for automatic tank temperature control setup

Sizes available are 240 litres, 330 litres, 525 litres and 625 litres. All are jacketed for accurate individual temperature control.


Fermenter cooling, temperature control and optional remote access and data logging

During fermentation, yeast generates heat. So this heat must be removed and the fermentation tank must be maintained at the right temperature appropriate to the yeast, beer type being produced, and stage of fermentation and conditioning. Then when fermentation is complete, the beer must be chilled down close to zero Celsius to help stabilise and clarify it.

The temperature control system consists of a refrigeration unit (06 in the brewery diagram) that cools and recirculates a food grade polypropylene glycol solution typically at around zero to -4C through insulated pipework (shown as green lines in the brewery diagram) to each fermenter.

The recommended refrigeration unit for most small breweries is the Kreyer ChillyMax (50, 90 or 110 models) photo left.  The ChillyMax is very easy to operate and install. It operates from a normal 20A 3 phase power point. It is made in Germany and has a well proven track record in Australian breweries as well as small wineries. The integrated pump recirculates chilled glycol to each fermenters temperature controller. We sell Kreyer units from 6.4 to 20Kw and above!

Each fermenter has its own individual temperature controller so that each tank can be set to a different temperature. You can choose either the Speidel Garmeister tank controller or Kreyer Fermflex (see both in the photo at Copperhead Brewery). The Garmeister and Kreyer Fermflex are shipped with their own temperature sensor, liquid control valve and power supply.

Besides the simple desired temperature control it is possible to use fermentation programs with up to five different stages, which allows you to specify the temperature and time for each stage. The settings can be altered via a touch screen display.

You can add the optional WiFi module to link temperature measurements to MySpidel.com so you can monitor your tanks temperature via the Web!

So the Kreyer Chilly / ChillyMax, and also one Garmeister or Kreyer Fermflex controller for each tank plus glycol pipework is all you need to maintain precise  temperature control in your brewery.

See  Attachment 1 for the typical setup configuration.

 

Step 6a - Keg Filling

With the experience of commercial brewers behind us, Grain and Grape is pleased to offer a very cost effective counter-pressure keg filling system.

The system consists of between 2 and 4 beer lines complete with tank connections, hoses, keg couplers and complete wall mounted washout system (as shown in the photo left).

Each keg takes around 4 minutes to fill, directly from the pressure unitank, so with 4 lines, 1 keg can be filled every minute.

The photo at right shows 90 kegs being filled with 4 lines, taking and hour and a half. With the empty kegs already loaded into pallets, then moved with a pallet jack or forklift there is no lifting of full kegs required, thus preventing workplace injuries.

All types of keg couplers can be used or a mix of different types.

Once the filling process is complete the couplers are returned to the washout board where they are rinsed, cleaned then sanitised using the pneumatic pump (show at left). This pump can run on compressed air or bottle CO2.

Specifications:

Filling time:  4 minutes per 50L Keg (varies depending on beer temperature and level of carbonation and tank pressure)

Fittings:  All stainless steel with high quality Snaplock beer fittings and John Guest gas fittings

High quality Micro-Matic couplers and ball valves designed for rugged use

Thick walled beer line which stands up to being dragged around the brewery and caustic cleaning

Flo-jet pump for cleaning and beer line sanitation (using 75cc of compressed air or C02 per pump cycle and approximately 60-80 cycles per minute)


Other equipment

Hot and Cold liquor tank

Optional hot or cold liquor tanks are available, which allow the recovery cooling water (cold liquor) used though the HX into a Hot Liquor tank, ready for a following brew, thus saving water and power.

 

Cold Liquor:

As shown in the brewery layout diagram, cold liquor suitable for brewing is produced by passing mains water through a double water filtration system (typically filtered to 10 micron including an activated carbon filter to remove chlorine), then through a small heat exchanger cooled using the glycol chiller. Cold liquor is usually produced slowly overnight when the glycol chiller demand is lower and off peak electricity can be used for chiller operation.

If you have space in a coolroom, then a poly drinking rainwater tank is a good low cost cold liquor option.  Otherwise Grain and Grape can supply a jacketed insulated CLT from 240L to 1500L and above.

 

Hot Liquor

Filtered hot water, typically at around 75 Celcius is required for high efficiency brewing with the Braumeister 200 and 500.  There are 2 popular methods of producing hot liquor:

1. Insulated hot liquor tank with electric heating element: 

The Grain and Grape Litre Hot Liquor tank (shown left) is powered by a 10.7Kw 3 Phase element and is temperature controlled. This can be used to pre-heat brewing water (eg overnight using off peak electricity or during the day using solar electricity) as well as creating hot water for sparging. It is also used to recover heated cooling water from the wort HX.

 

Grain and Grape HLT Features:

500, 900 and 1500 Litre capacities available

high quality stainless tank on sturdy legs (made in Italy or Germany)

sight tube

insulated with heavy duty washable coated closed cell insulation, easily removable

10.7Kw  or 15Kw 3 phase heating element (made in Australia, other power ratings available)

Kreyer Fermfix temperature controller

complete pre mounted and pre-wired electrical control box ready to plug into a 20A 3 Phase power outlet - just plug and play!

 

2. Continuous gas HWS:

If you are space or budget restricted and have access to mains or bottled gas, then you can use a high efficiency instantaneous continuous hot water unit. A recommend one is the Rinnai B26 (around $750) and a Rinnai digital controller. Your plumber needs to specify 75C capability when ordering and installing.

 

Mobile Two Station Combination Keg Washer and CIP Set - Made in Melbourne!

After requests from many of our customers, Grain and Grape have designed and manufactured a special combination Keg Washer CIP set. This very compact unit is designed to clean around 25 kegs per hour and can also be used to clean fermentation tanks as well as the Sondex wort heat exchanger and all brewery hoses. It is designed to operate as a kit with the Grain and Grape portable CIP pump (sold separately).

The Grain and Grape keg washer /  CIP set is designed to work in lower powered sites, requiring only one 10A and one 15A regular 240V power outlets and a connection to filtered cold water. Optionally it has a compressed air connection (highly recommended instead of using CO2 for initial blow out of keg residues) and a hot water connection for initial rinses (cold rinse is also fine). The washer will heat its own cleaning solution (temperature is user adjustable) and uses a special sanitising metering system for use with your preferred keg sanitiser.

The washer / CIP set is made in Melbourne from bead blasted stainless steel and has an Australian made fully caustic resistant thermostatically controlled 3.6Kw heating element. It is designed to cycle through 2 kegs at once every 4 to 5 minutes. It can also wash one keg at a time if desired. It also includes industrial swivel castors and with the very compact size can be stored away in the smallest of commercial breweries!

 

Hoses, Triclover fittings, and BSP to Triclover adaptors

A full range of brewery hoses and fittings with tri-clover ends is available, in all lengths. Hoses are rated to 100C and can handle caustic and acid solutions to facilitate cleaning in place of the Braumeister, fermenters and heat exchanger.

Threaded BSP (found on the Braumeister and Fermenters) to Tri-clover adaptors are also available which means that tri-clover fittings can be used for all liquid transfer.

Hygenic seals are included.

 

Pumps - CIP and general brewery use

Lowara Single impeller pump - CIP, general brewery use with improved solids handling

The Lowara ‘COM’ pump is the best choice for CIP (cleaning in place) for fermenters and hoses.  It has better handling of semi solid material such as yeast and hop residue, due to its single impeller design.

This is slightly more expensive than multi-vane pumps but is the recommended pump for fermenter cleaning due to its ability handle very hot caustic cleaning solutions and large solid particles.

 

 

 



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