We’re always passionate about helping breweries expand, just ask the 30BBL brewhouse we helped install in Charlottesville Virginia, and with the expanding brewery market in North Carolina we’re excited to announce our involvement in the expansion of Charlotte’s Legion Brewery! [Read more…]
Not surprisingly, some of the most common problems associated with food grade equipment are traced directly back to poor design and/or not selecting the best size or model of equipment for the type or quantity of product you’re working with. [Read more…]
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.