1. Cuts carbonation time significantly
with a carb stone, allowing users to fully carbonate in under 24 hours. In comparison, the “low and slow” method might take a home brewer 5-7 days to fully carbonate in a corny keg. Moreover, brewers who attempt to burst carbonate at much higher pressures risk experiencing carb bite or a carbonic acid flavor, which is simply an over-carbonated beer.
2. Enables proper burst carbing and head pressure monitoring.
Commercial breweries do the same thing: they set the input pressure to their carb stones at 30 PSI and then monitor the head pressure until the desired carbonation level is reached, typically 12-13 PSI. After that, they decrease the CO2 to a reasonable serving pressure.
3. Allows for bulk conditioning/aging.
This feature is often underestimated. If a 10-gallon home brewer can store and serve their beer all in one vessel, it will age differently. Additionally, it reduces the number of vessels to clean and refill.
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4. Has a larger center drain instead of a dip tube, preventing the transfer of yeast into the serving line.
Similar to a commercial brite tank, the large center drain allows for low-velocity pickup, as opposed to a small dip tube in a corny keg, which results in high-velocity pickup. The high velocity of the corny dip tube leads to more yeast and sediment being drawn into the draught line.
5. Provides a larger bottom surface area for yeast settlement.
Compared to corny kegs, which have a relatively small bottom surface area for the volume of beer, the Brite Tank offers a larger area for yeast to settle and gather throughout.
6. Can be used as a Firkin/cask ale device.
Many home brewers invest significant resources in cask ales and firkin kegs. Our Brite Tank enables home brewers to easily connect a beer engine, disassemble the PRV seal, and use the small opening as a spile.
7. Integrated LCD/Thermowell.
For home brewers who want to closely monitor both serving or lager temperatures and calculate the exact amount of CO2 going into their beer, a thermowell and thermometer are essential. Kegs do not offer this functionality.
8. Easier to clean/CIP.
We will introduce a reducer that allows end users to utilize their existing equipment investments in Clean-In-Place (CIP) on multiple vessels. Moreover, cleaning kegs can be troublesome, while it’s much simpler to add caustic or sanitizers to the Brite Tank and let the pump and spray ball do their magic.
9. Integrated legs with the option for casters.
We have encountered many home brewers who are no longer as young as they used to be, and lifting kegs can be challenging for them. By offering the option for casters, we make material handling throughout a home brewery much easier—just roll it around.
10. Ability to serve and function externally with the use of a glycol chiller.
Kegs cannot function outside of a kegerator or some other form of refrigeration. However, with our optional BME coil and jacket upgrade, the brite tank can be rolled outside and served directly without the need for a refrigerator.
11. Ability to transfer beer from your fermenter from the bottom up.
Many home brewers are extremely diligent about avoiding oxidation, as they should be. With kegs, you either have to fill from the dip tube, which is a lengthy and risky process, or you risk oxidation. In contrast, with a Brite Tank, all you need to do is purge the vessel and then fill from the bottom using 1/2″ tubing. Transfers take just a few minutes.