For most homebrewers, beer equipment investment is a significant part of the process. Many people hope to prolong the lifespan of their purchased equipment. Today, ACE Equipment will discuss the utilization and operation of beer equipment and how to extend its service life.
1. Mill System
When crushing malt, it is essential to use the correct crushing method. The malt should not be excessively wet to prevent more viscous materials from sticking to the crusher’s grinding disc. After each crushing, clean any impurities on the grinding disc. During normal operation, if the pulverizer becomes clogged with thick material, it should be promptly cleaned before further grinding.
2. Mashing System
During heating, pay attention to water flowing over the heating pipe or wall. When filtration becomes difficult, loosen the layer of wort before starting the mixer. Avoid forcefully engaging the mixing appliance. Regarding the wort pump, ensure that the valve is sufficiently open; otherwise, the motor may be damaged during pumping. It is important to clean the exterior after each operation. When there is stubborn dirt, avoid scrubbing with hard objects to prevent damage to the tank’s outer wall.
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3. Fermentation System
When fermenting, adhere to the pressure requirements of the fermentation tank and avoid exceeding them. During cooling, avoid rapid temperature drops that could cause the inner wall to freeze. Conduct annual repairs on fermentation instruments to ensure their proper functioning and prevent operational errors that may damage the tank’s interior. Additionally, regularly clean the outer wall of the fermentation tank. After each operation, clean the outer wall, and periodically use pickling to remove beer stone from the tank.
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4. Cooling System
While ensuring proper heat dissipation, cover the canopy. The temperature of the ice water should not be lowered excessively but rather controlled within a reasonable range. Avoid extended refrigerator operation and take appropriate protective measures.
5. Control System
Before use, ensure that the voltage falls within the normal range and does not exceed the permissible limit. Immediately replace any damaged electrical components. Keep the control cabinet separate and dry. It is recommended to install cooling fans and vents for the control cabinet. Clean the overall equipment and operating environment daily to maintain hygiene. Perform regular maintenance on instruments, meters, control systems, and equipment, checking for insufficient lubricating oil at mechanical connections. Conduct minor maintenance monthly and major maintenance annually.