We are excited to be working with Dustin and his team at Dockery’s Brewery and Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina to bring a very unique and powerful electric brewhouse to the public. This 10,000 square-foot brewpub is expected to have a family-friendly atmosphere and will be a very nice addition to the Daniel Island community.
Here’s a look at Dockery’s 7 Barrel Brewing System
Building the Electric Brewhouse for Dockery’s
Head brewer and Great American Beer Festival Winner, Dustin Wilson, is at it again with what some are calling the revival of the brewpub. The system made by Smart Machine Technologies (SMT) out of Virginia, will be the first 7 BBL Electric Brewhouse to use less energy than common inner heating coil systems. The kettle and mash vessels utilize a jacketed ceramic heating band, giving Dustin the heat control of a steam system, as well as the ability to step mash.
Brewery Automation, Tanks, and More
The Allen Bradly HDMI touchscreen gives him the ability to monitor and record every brew. SMT also designed their very own Tank Tracker HDMI standalone platform with additional monitoring controls by Boxcar Central LLC. In addition, we completed the re-design of our previous fermentation and bright tanks and were able to keep the cone at 65 degrees and still allow Dustin room to access the hop port.
Building a Brewery in Charleston, SC
We have built a few other breweries in Charleston, including Cooper River Brewing and Lo-Fi brewing, and each commercial brewhouse comes with its own unique challenges. For example, building a brewhouse in a renovated downtown area, like Charleston, South Carolina usually comes with space constraints. Challenges like these force our engineers to get really creative.
Contact us if you’re thinking about building a brewery in Charleston, SC. We can help you through the entire process, from initial design, all the way to installation. Our engineers love a good challenge, so if you have a unique space and are trying to figure out if a brewery would even be possible, feel free to reach out.