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.
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Principals of Knoxville’s (Tenn.) newly established Elst Brewing Co. — founded in 2017 to “create fine beers that speak to people with an obsession for beer” ― believe the brewhouse is the heart of a brewery. So when they considered which company to enlist to get the exciting enterprise off the ground they quite fittingly selected the equivalent of the heart surgeons of the brewery world ― Ridgeway, Va.-based Smart Machine Technologies’ (SMT) Brewery Solutions.
Here’s Why Elst Picked SMT for Their Brewing Equipment:
We chose SMT because of their ability to work with us on custom specs for the brewhouse and they are located close by. The brewhouse is being manufactured to fit the best layout for our space. Our mash tun will give us the flexibility to mash at different temperatures throughout the mashing process. This is a technique that is used in traditional Belgian brewing and we feel that it is an important feature for the brewhouse.
Source: Elst Blog Post
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.
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.
Both tunnel pasteurizers and flash pasteurization are effective methods for pasteurizing liquids. The primary difference between these two pasteurization methods is that during flash pasteurization, only the product gets pasteurized, not the package, and during tunnel pasteurization, both the package and the product get pasteurized.
There are quite a few factors that might impact your decision to pick one process or the other, but ultimately the best pasteurization method will depend on your product, operation, needs, goals, etc. However, in this article, we’ll dive a bit deeper into the differences between these two pasteurization process to help you decide what’s right for your commercial brewing operation.
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.
Large tanks are needed to store and transport liquid and dry material. From handling dry grains and various powders to holding hazardous liquids and potable water, containers must meet certain specifications to properly hold the material.
In this article, we’ll explore how dry tanks differ from liquid tanks and dive into how these differences impact various industries. [Read more…]
Are you in charge of operations for a food and beverage manufacturer? Do you oversee the pasteurization process of a particular foodstuff? If the answer is yes, then, surely you’re on the look out for ways to improve the process your company is already using. [Read more…]
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…]