Two Vessels Combinations of Mashing System
This type of equipment is widely used in the industry and consists of a mash/lauter tun and a kettle/whirlpool tun. The mash/lauter tun is responsible for mashing and filtering, while the kettle/whirlpool tun is used for boiling and whirlpooling. By adding a hot water tank to the configuration, the efficiency of the work can be increased by 50%.
– Simple equipment with low investment
– Easy operation and simple pipeline
– Low height requirement for the equipment, suitable for various sites
– Limited to extraction and filtering during wort filtration. The filtration speed is relatively slow and does not require highly skilled brewers. If the operation is incorrect, the wheat grain layer can become compact, making filtration difficult and potentially deforming the sieve plate.
– Agitators are generally not installed in the kettle/whirlpool tanks to avoid interfering with the whirlpool effect.
– Washing grain water needs to be prepared in advance, leading to operational complexities and high heat loss.
– Anti-rotation crosses are usually not installed in this type of equipment to prevent vortex formation during pouring. However, this may cause gas to enter the wort pump and affect its lifespan.
– Only mashing with the “add wort” method is possible, resulting in fewer mashing temperature steps but higher malt quality.
– Typically, only two batches of beer can be brewed per day, requiring overtime work for craft brewers.
ACE 2 Vessels Brewhouse
Three Vessels Combinations of Mashing System (Two Tanks with Three Vessels of Mashing)
This equipment is commonly used in beer houses and restaurants, and it consists of a kettle, mash/lauter tun, and whirlpool tank. The lauter/whirlpool tank is divided into the upper and lower structures, with the upper structure functioning as the lauter tun and the lower layer serving as the whirlpool tank.
– More compact system compared to the three-tanks-three-vessels saccharification system, occupying less space
– The kettle/boiling tank has a large steam jacket heating area, enabling fast heating
– The natural filtration through gravity in the lauter tun allows for fast filtering with bright and high-quality wort. It also prevents deformation of the false bottom caused by a tight wheat grain layer.
– The vertical column design of the whirlpool tank, along with the tangential whirlpool port, provides better separation of hops and hot coagulum.
– Preparation of washing grain water can be done in the kettle during wort filtration, reducing mashing time and increasing efficiency compared to the two-vessels mashing system.
– Typically, two batches of beer can be brewed during the day, and more can be brewed with overtime work during peak sales periods.
– The equipment is generally taller than traditional two-vessels mashing equipment and requires a site with certain height requirements.
– Higher investment compared to traditional two-vessels mashing equipment, with a maximum volume limit of 1000L in the three-vessels combination.
ACE 3 Vessels Brewhouse
Three Vessels Combinations of Mashing System (Three Tanks with Three Vessels of Mashing)
This equipment offers various combinations, including:
– Mash tun + Lauter tun + Kettle/whirlpool tank
– Mash/lauter tun + Kettle tun + Whirlpool tank
– Mash/kettle tank + Lauter tun + Whirlpool tank
– Similar daily brewing batches as the three-vessels combinations of the mashing system
– Low equipment height
– Multiple combinations available, allowing for future transformation into a four-vessels combination mashing system
– Filtration can only be done through extraction
– Large equipment size and investment
ACE 3 Vessels Brewhouse
Four Vessels Combinations of Mashing System
This type of equipment is commonly used in small or medium-sized breweries and includes a hot water tank in addition to the basic mashing equipment. This greatly improves production efficiency.
– Clear division of labor in the mashing process, reducing tank occupation time and improving production efficiency. It allows for a maximum of five beer brewing batches per day.
– Relatively large equipment volume and land occupation. Additional construction may be required if larger volumes are desired.
– Requires a significant investment.