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BrewBilt Manufacturing designs and hand crafts brew houses and pressure vessels for the craft brewery, nano-brewery and micro-brewery market. These systems include two, three or four-vessel brew houses, fermentation vessels and bright tanks.
All BrewBilt systems and tanks are fabricated using 100% American 304 stainless steel and American fittings, and built by skilled craftsmen paid a fair wage for their trade.
With the addition of American made components for grain handling, cellar controls and available installation consultations- our systems are a fully custom, turnkey solution for brewers entering the market, or existing breweries looking to expand.
In 2008 when the economic downturn hit home, Jef and Erin Lewis joined their collective interests and passions and formed a small company fabricating brewery equipment for the burgeoning micro-brewing world. In the course of three years that company grew from a two-man operation building glorified home brewing systems, to a much larger crew that came to redefine standards in micro brewery systems. In 2012 they sold their interest in that company to return home to California.
BrewBilt was formed of that same commitment to produce the highest caliber of system, with the most approachable service and a keen eye for design. Joined by other seasoned professionals in the industry, BrewBilt is building a community of fabricators and brewers with a common mission to elevate the craft.
Products // BREW Houses
HOT LIQUOR TANKS
The hot liquor tank (HLT) is a vessel that heats water to a desired temperature. The HLT is essentially a hot water heater. Some breweries may use a Hot Liquor Tank / Mash Lauter Tank combination vessel, while others may invest in two designated vessels to expedite the process.
BREW KETTLES AND WHIRLPOOLS
Brew kettles, also known as boil kettles are vessels where the mash is boiled to a specific gravity and hops are added. Whirlpools allow the boiled wort, all soluble proteins and hop matter to settle and collect in the center of the kettle
for removal. Some brew kettles are designed to function as a whirlpool after the boiling process has occurred, and the wort may settle in the same vessel.
MASH TUNS / LAUTER TUNS
The Mash Tun / Lauter Tun is a vessel used to mash the malt and grain (called grist) and hot water to create the wort (unfermented beer). The lauter tun is a vessel in which wort or unfermented beer is separated from the grains. Some breweries separate the mash and lauter tuns for increased temperature control.
PRODUCTS // VESSELS
Fermentation tanks, also referred to as fermenters, are aging vessels where yeast is added to the wort-which effectively turns it into beer. The wort is pumped into this vessel through a heat exchanger where it can begin fermenting.
The number of fermentation tanks a brewery requires is dependent on brewing production. In general, the more fermentation tanks available, the more beer that can be simultaneously brewed, fermented, and aged. All BrewBilt brew kettles are 304 American stainless and range in size from 15-60 bbls. Fermenters are typically jacketed and insulated for temperature control.
Unitank fermenters may be used for both fermenting and lagering. Most craft breweries today use cylindroconical fermentation tanks, which are engineered with a conical bottom and a cylindrical top.
Bright tanks, also called conditioning tanks or serving tanks are vessels in which beer is placed after primary fermentation where the beer matures, clarifies and, is naturally carbonated through secondary fermentation. Unlike fermenters, bright tanks are not always jacketed, as they are often placed in a temperature controlled space.
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