Hexagon Brewing Co. is a fantastic craft brewery located in the Fountain City neighborhood of Knoxville, TN. Coming soon to a pint near you!
SMT Brewing Solutions is excited to participate in this years AVL Beer Expo in Asheville, NC this weekend. A member of our sales team will be volunteering at one of the pouring stations from 1-4 on Saturday.
The expo provides a wonderful environment for brewers and advocates to meet, drink and participate in the many discussion panels throughout the day. Come say hello and talk craft beer with us.
The number of craft breweries in Virginia has more than doubled since 12. Our Commonwealth now has about 115 breweries, 260 wineries, and 20 craft distilleries. We’re ecstatic about the expansion. As one of the only local Virginia sources for large metal tanks and other essential brewing equipment, we’re trilled the craft brewing trend has finally taken off in our own backyard, the Old Dominion.
When you think of large scale containers designed to hold food, the first thing you should think of is stainless steel. Much of the equipment in the food and beverage industry is made with this steel, because stainless steel does not age, is resistant to corrosion, and has unique surface properties that are easy to clean. It’s also bright and shiny, which does actually provide a visual element that makes people feel like the device holding their food is clean, like at a brewery.
There’s a lot that can go wrong between the design phase of building a microbrewery and the first sip to hit a customer’s lips. Brewing a batch of beer requires many steps, exact portions, precise timing, and a scientific approach that borders obsession. Tweak one small thing and the process, and everything goes wrong.
When a manufacturing client comes to a fabrication shop looking for equipment, generally speaking, they may or may not already have exact specifications for the item they need fabricated. If they only have a general idea of what they need, they’re probably hoping to utilize engineers provided by the fabrication shop to help come up with an appropriate solution.
Smart Machine Technologies has a staff of on-site engineers capable of handling build to print fabrication, design & spec fabrication, and completely custom designed fabrication. In this blog, we’ll discuss how these options differ, as well as how to select the option that’s most appropriate for the equipment you need.
As one of the last remaining large-scale fabricators on the east coast, SMT has become the place to go when your only other option is overseas or shipping cross-country.
We have a massive fabricating shop, capable of constructing items out of a variety of metals and materials; however, we specialize in stainless steel fabrication. While we’ve built equipment for companies all over the world, we have a strong geographic advantage to serving companies located along the eastern seaboard and mid-west region and can save those customers time in delivery and cost of shipping.
SMT recently partnered with Rockwell Automation to design a fully automated brewery that utilizes the latest graphics, touch-screen and mobile technology available.
Schulz Brau Brewing Company decided to expand brewing operations at their Tennessee facility and wanted a system that could allow easy replication of their recipes while maintaining consistency from one batch to the next.