Microbrewery Equipment For Sale

by admin on May 30, 2012

Second-hand microbrewery equipment is not hard to find, as long as you know where to look. But here are some of the different kinds of equipment for microbrewery that you will definitely need when you plan to start your own microbrewery. These are some of the most basic things that you will look for. Some companies or groups of people sell these as used equipment, but being handed down is not an issue; these materials can still be used in the long run, if you plan to have your own business. As long as they are sturdy and not damaged, they can still bring you the best beer you have ever tasted.

First in the list of microbrewery equipment that you should look for are beer distribution tanks. These are also often referred to as serving tanks, clear beer tanks or determination tanks. The purpose of these tanks is to store the beer before they get to be packaged or served. The time that the beer spends inside the tank is important to give the beer the complete taste of beer that every drinker hopes to experience. These serving tanks are sometimes jacketed with glycol or just located in some cold room.

Another equipment that you should find is a beer draft serving system. This equipment can either be based on keg or can be suited with glycol or air-cooled beer lines from the distribution tanks, then towards the serving location. This is especially useful in brewpubs and it is an easier way to serve beer. As long as you have beer mugs, you are good to go (if you are using the keg system). But if you are bottling beer, then it is a different story. However a beer draft server is still needed if you choose to bottle your beer. Since you don’t have high grade equipment that will put your beer automatically to the bottles, then having a system is what you need so you can have a clean process in packaging the beer that you just made. This comes in wooden, metal, ceramic, or metal types. It is up to you to choose what material best suits your needs.

The piece of equipment that you should not forget  is a lauter tun. It is the one that you use to filter and purify the impurities that is present in your beer. It also helps eliminate the unwanted substances in the sugar liquid (or otherwise known as wort) from the mixture of water and malt. This is the mixture that is the end product from mashing tun. The lauter tun has the same use like that of the cooking tun, and the material that composes the tun is either copper or stainless steel. This makes sure that all the liquid that gets into this equipment will not get any tiny substances from the tun itself. Copper and stainless steel are reliable metals and will not corrupt the beer. A unique feature of the lauter tun is that it has a raking gear that functions as an agitator, a gain remover and a rake. This is really helpful in filtering and the grains will be off the tun so it saves energy and time.

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