Craft Brewing Solutions proudly welcoming SIMATEC brewhouses to AUSTRALIA
Italian made from premium European stainless steel, & genuine CE certification
Patented Simatec modular brewhouses have been designed and engineered to minimise hot side oxidation, allowing the brewer to produce wort of optimal quality for downstream processing. Think brighter final product colour, cleaner aromatics and enhanced shelf life!
How? Via Novel process technology, elimination of centrifugal pumping & Minimal wort transfers.
Modularity: Brewhouses feature, a multi-functional tank (mash vessel, kettle, whirl pool all-in-one) plus a dedicated lauter tun. Need to increase wort production capacity? Simply add a further multi functional tank to the brewhouse platform. No changes to existing pipe work & electrical wiring, No downtime. No used equipment to sell.
PRODUCTION CAPACITY INCREASE …
|ADDITION OF 3RD TANK
|ADDITION OF 4TH TANK
|ADDITION OF 5TH TANK
|2 brews in 8 hours
|3 brews in 10 hours
|4 brews in 12 hours
|4 brews in 16 hours
|5 brews in 16 hours
|6 brews in 16 hours
|6 brews in 24 hours
|9 brews in 24 hours
|12 brews in 24 hours$
DEVICES & INCREASED AUTOMATION
Purging of Process Pipe Work (Gas)
Before using the brewhouse, pipework and vessels can be flushed with “beer friendly gas” (nitrogen) to reduce oxygen pickup.
Process Liquor In-Line Dearation
Process water (mash and sparging), although hot, carries with it a certain amount of dissolved oxygen which can quickly oxidize the substances when it comes into contact owing to the high temperature. The deaeration option eliminates up to 95% of the oxygen dissolved in the processed water. A novel device sparges fine nitrogen bubbles into the liquid removing oxygen in the process.
Only 3 “soft” transfers during wort production, using volumetric screw pumps reduces oxygen pick up
- Mash to lauter
- Lauter to kettle
- Transfer to fermenter
Other brewhouses typically have 4 to 5 movements of wort.
|The exclusive use of volumetric screw pumps capable of moving the product with the desired flow at low rpm (maximum 300 rpm) and without creating turbulence in the suction and delivery, does not induce hot oxidation effects and prevents comminution of particles.
|Centrifugal pumps have high speeds (1400 rpm) and create strong turbulence in suction and delivery.
The result is a strong hot oxidation of the wort and enhances comminution of particles.
Wort in lauter recirculated from the bottom of vessel to minimise O2 pick up
The screw pump recirculates the wort and minimises excessive particulates under the plates.
The wort recirculates from the bottom through special mushroom- shaped pipes. The latter makes it possible to reduce splash effects and turbulences, mininizing contact with oxygen.
Sparge to lauter is also from the bottom
The flow of the sparging water is equal to the flow of the filtrate (flash sparging) to maintain a limited level of water on the grains so as not to crush them excessively due to the weight of the water. It’s introduced from the bottom through the mushroom shaped pipes, as above, to reduce O2 pickup.
The temperature of the lauter bed is monitored and is used to adjust the sparge temperature accordingly.
Patented paddle for whirlpooling instead of centrifugal action in tank ( pumping)
The paddle whirlpool (Simatec patent) is performed in the multifunctional tank after boiling without transferring the wort. This is one of the measures that significantly reduces hot wort oxidation. Boiling de-oxygenates the wort/vessel and the action of the paddle means there is no oxygen pick up from further transfer to the whirlpool.
The action of the paddle whirlpool is gentle and does not act in any way on coagulated proteins.
No space for a hot liquor tank?
Instant sparge water heating devices can be integrated into brewhouse features, thereby eliminating the need for a hot liquor tank.
Heavy whirl pool hopping without alpha acid extraction?
Simatec brewhouses feature pre wort cooling in whirlpool – ambient liquor is introduced into the steam jackets to reduce the whirlpool temperature to 80oC. This liquor is recoverable.
Simatec Brewhouses also feature:
- Premashing devices to charge mash into the multi-functional tank (s) in less than 8 minutes.
- Modulating valves for liquor blending stations for mash and sparged water.
- Modulating steam valves and high pressure, low volume steam jackets to enhance steam velocity, thereby increasing the heating rate.
- Condensing columns with hot water recovery systems.
The instant malt-water mixing system makes it possible to obtain optimal hydration of the malt and therefore speed up the charge.
In particular, the Simatec pre-mash has an innovative double throw annular spray system with different inclinations that allows charging the mash tun in less than 8 minutes.
Water Mixing Station
The water mixing unit may consist of the mash water mixing system, the sparging water mixing system, or both, depending on the other system configurations (hot water recovery tank with or without heating, presence or absence of instant sparging water heating). Devices consist of a precision modulating valve for hot and cold water mixing, a temperature probe, and a flow regulator. The water has the temperature at the outlet set in the PLC, and the device can automatically adapt to all working conditions.
From semi-auto, ergonomic brew-pub fit outs through to fully automated large scale brewhouses.
Equipment Coming to SYDNEY and ADELAIDE soon…
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