Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 Diversified Metal Engineering Ltd, (DME), celebrates 20 years in business with the company's 500th equipment installation. learn more
Monday, Oct 4, 2010 DME is pleased to welcome the following new breweries to our family of fine breweries. learn more
Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 Toronto, ON, September 24, 2010- The 8th Annual Brewing Awards Winners were announced. Among those receiving awards were the following breweries who brew using DME equipment. learn more
This will consist of the electrical service, water filtration, steam boiler (if required) and glycol chiller. The chiller and boiler both generate heat and will require adequate ventilation and make up air. The water filter will occasionally require back flushing and should have access to a drain.
Many breweries locate certain mechanical components close to their intended use, for example, the boiler could be located close to the brewhouse to allow for a minimal piping run of steam and condensate. The glycol chiller will primarily supply the fermentation and/or bright tanks and as such, will be more economical to install in close proximity areas.
In addition, you will need adequate lighting in all work area, 110 v receptacles will be needed in the lab area to service small scales, meters, etc. These numbers do not take into account grain milling and delivery, keg racking, washing, filling, any packaging or filling lines. Basic brewery water: A minimum of 1" line delivering 10.5 GPM @ 40 p.s.i. will be required. This amount is based on the wort cooling demand. The type of water and the ambient temperature of the water can effect these requirements. It should be noted that the customer is also responsible for providing and installing all water piping throughout the brewery. In addition, the glycol chilling system which the customer is also responsible for, is best constructed of copper and will vary in sizing and length based upon its location.
HVAC: Local codes will dictate but the steam boiler will require exterior venting of the combustion gases. The brewkettle will either require a vapor stack vented to the atmosphere or a vapor condenser. The area housing the brewkettle will require a positive pressure. Some breweries tie the brewery into the buildings AC system, but it should be noted that during certain points of the brewing process, strong aroma's may be present. Please remember these are an outline of basic requirements and your exact system may vary somewhat. It is recommended that in an effort to solicit accurate bids from trades, the customer secure a set of Installation drawings complete with customer / contractors responsibilities from DME Brewing Services.