Brewing is an art that takes years to perfect. So does building the complex machinery and tanks needed to brew beer on a commercial scale. Large scale breweries, expanding regional brewers, and start-ups alike trust our team for quality, reliability and innovative solutions. In our decades of engineering experience, we’ve observed some very basic advantages to hiring American Made companies to produce your brewing equipment.
Run a Test Batch Brew at Our Facility in Ridgeway, Virginia
We actually allow test brewing on our premises. Contact us to schedule a brewing session at our facility in Ridgway, Virginia. We can’t promise that all brewing equipment production companies in America will offer you this luxury, but we believe this is the best way for you to experience the quality of SMT brewing equipment firsthand.
Quality: Not All Stainless Steel is the Same
When it comes to the brewing process, it’s vital to use equipment made from high quality materials. Not all stainless steel is exactly the same. Most brewers want equipment that is easy to clean and produces consistent results, which high quality stainless steel can do if made correctly. Keep in mind that it only takes one little active culture of something bad to ruin an entire batch. Every valve, airlock, and tool matters to keeping consistency batch after batch.
Shipping Advantages of American Fabrication
If you buy equipment overseas, there is a chance you might save money on the front end of the purchase, but you’re going to lose in the long run and lose on shipping. Not to mention shipping could add a month on to the delivery process. What happens if something isn’t exactly right? You might be waiting another month for a replacement.
Onsite Engineering Support for Installation and Maintenance
Depending on who you’re working with overseas, it’s much more difficult to get an engineer on site at your location to help with installation, maintenance, and expansions. The engineers at SMT pride themselves doing whatever it takes to get the job done within budget and on schedule. If you run into a problem during installation, we can easily come to your location and help get the equipment up and running
Customization Matters: Built to Your Specifications
Though we can provide you with a turnkey brewhouse setup, we can also customize a brewhouse to your specific needs. If you aren’t sure what you need, we can help guide you through a picking a system that fits both your production requirements and budget. Our capabilities range from two barrel systems to thirty barrel systems, and can include custom size vessels designed to fit unique space requirements, like an old reclaimed building or warehouse space.
Here are some of the brewhouse equipment options we have available:
- Heavy duty 304 stainless steel construction
- All elements comply with FDA & USDA, easy CIP
- Multi-piece precision wire screen
- Tri-Clamp connections for easy cleanout
- Easy access cleanout door
- Fully insulated vessels
- Valves built for high cycle applications
- Jacketed Steam
- Direct Firre
- Direct Gas
- Direct Electric
Heat Exchangers & Pumps
- By Application.
- Kettle agitator
- Mash Rake/Mash Rake Plow with Variable Speed option
- Grist Hydrator
- Manifold option versus diverter valves
- Valves to accept direct mount actuators
- PLC automation
- Wire baskets for hanging flavoring bags
- Level site glass
- Boilers & Chillers
- 2 to 12 barrel systems integrated on a compact stainless steel skid
Get Your Custom Brewhouse off the Ground and Running!
SMT works with brewers large and small to design and fabricate custom brewhouses, cellar tanks, and an array of sophisticated brewery specific support vessels and systems. Contact us to discuss engineering brewhouse equipment, brewing, process engineering, fabricating sanitary stainless systems, and integrating automation & control systems.