Microbreweries gaining ground in the beer making industry

With the market growing and competition expanding, breweries have to invest in processing equipment that will bring a return on investment.

Over the past 15 years, there has been explosive growth in the number of microbreweries elevating the American drinking experience. According to the U.S. Brewers Association, an impressive 13.2% of the beer market, equivalent to $28.4 billion, now proudly belongs to these innovative microbreweries.

As the market continues to flourish and competition reaches new heights, breweries find themselves compelled to invest in cutting-edge processing equipment that promises a substantial return on investment. Among the indispensable tools shaping the brewing landscape, the shell and tube heat exchanger stands out as a workhorse in ensuring quality and precision.

The Vital Role of Custom Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Elevating Microbrewery Quality

When using a heat exchanger where two liquids are involved, the heat exchanger uses heat from one fluid in the shell of the exchanger to warm or cool the other liquid in the tubes of the exchanger. Learn how to choose a heat exchanger for your brewing process.

In the world of brewing, the heat exchanger plays a pivotal role in the art of yeast manipulation. Yeast, a crucial ingredient in beer, harbors bacteria that needs careful handling. Enter the custom shell and tube heat exchanger, the unsung hero ensuring the elimination of harmful bacteria without compromising the essence of the product.

Having a custom shell and tube heat exchanger allows breweries to reach proper temperatures to kill off the bacteria without damaging the state of the product. According to Serious Eats, there is such a thing as “friendly yeast,” which can be introduced to add numerous flavors while breaking down the sugar. Heating these products can kill off the appropriate yeast needed to craft beer. According to Brew Like a Pro, cleaning and sanitation is essential for the “cool side” of the beer-making process because the thermophilic bacteria can multiply and double every 20 minutes. Enter the stage of the brewing process where precision is not just a preference but a necessity. The rolling action of the boil, the heartbeat of brewing, demands a level of precision only achievable through custom heat exchanger solutions.

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This post was last updated 1/22/24.