The price of the fermentation tank is determined by the capacity and optional accessories. Micet Craft produces fermentation tanks of various sizes, which are mainly used in breweries. The price of the jacketed 1BBL fermenter is less than 1,500 US dollars, while the price of the jacketed 7BBL fermenter is less than 4,000 US dollars.
The unitank is also a fermenter, Unitank is great for fermentation and aging because its shape creates space for yeast to accumulate at the bottom for water filtration.
Benefits of using unitank
Simplicity: Ability to combine fermentation and aging steps, simplifying the brewing process by removing one step. Because of this, breweries can purchase less equipment, saving the brewery money and space. Of course, it also saves time and labor for workers, who don’t need to move beer from one point to another and can also dispense beer directly from the unitank.
Reduced risk of contamination: Every time beer is removed from the fermenter, it is exposed to air, which leads to dissolved oxygen. This can cause some problems if you plan to pack and distribute beer outside the pub. In addition, beer may be exposed to other contaminants such as microorganisms, and while these organisms are not lethal, they can cause some unpleasant odors. Using unitank reduces this risk of contamination.
The body of the Bright tank is also cylindrical, but it has a flat bottom. It’s technically okay to ferment in a bright tank, but its shape makes filtration of the yeast a problem. Because of this, it is usually only used for aging and maturation, and where the beer is stored before it is packaged or served.
Benefits of using a bright tank
The larger volume of beer production: Some breweries brew very large volumes of beer, and brewing and packaging are two separate processes. In this case, fermenting the beer and serving the beer needs to take place in two separate areas in the brewery, which also makes the use of unitank impractical. The brewery needs to remove the beer from the fermenter and put it into the bright tank. It makes it easier to pack beer and free up fermentation tanks for the next batch, allowing the brewery to produce more beer.
Improve clarity: Bright beer tanks are called “bright” because the beer they produce is crystal clear. When the beer enters the bright tank from the fermenter, the yeast is first filtered out. This extra layer of filtration produces a clearer beer, which some breweries prefer, before further maturation and carbonation.
The time of beer fermentation determined by many factors. It depends on whether you brew light beer or beer. Of course, the brewing style and the yeast used will also affect the fermentation time. The first fermentation of Light Ales takes 1 week, and the second fermentation takes 1-2 weeks. Amber Ales needs 1 week for the first fermentation and 2-3 weeks for the second fermentation. Dark Ales needs 1 week for the first fermentation and 3-4 weeks for the second fermentation. Of course, there are also beers that have a longer fermentation time.
- The remaining yeast can collect from the discharge valve and reuse;
- Beer can age in the fermentation tank. No need to put in another container, pour yeast and syrup;
- Reserve 20% of the upper space for fermentation. Beer fermented in the upper space tastes better;
- The beer illuminated by light to ensure freshness of the beer;
- Long service life, easy to clean and maintain.
We always recommend that you bottle your beer no later than 24 days in the fermenter. You can go longer when carbonate the CO2.
It all depends on the number of fermenters, the time spent in the fermenters, and the throughput of the packaging line. Assuming you have 10 fermenters, the average time per fermenter is 14 days, and your packaging equipment can empty a brite tank in less than 1.4 days, then you only need one brite tank.
You also need to consider the time to CIP cycle the brite tank. Also, keep in mind that packaging lines are huge complexes of moving parts that can fail multiple times per run.
The number of fermentation tank required is determined by the types of beer you will make, the brewing batch perday, the production capacity per month/year, and your fermentation period. Different brewing processes require different numbers of fermentation tanks. You need to configure it with your brewing process. If you don’t know how many fermenters you need, you can contact us.
Unitank is perfect for microbreweries and brew bars. For these facilities, space is often limited the volume of beer produced is not large, and the focus is not on the packaging but on serving beer directly to customers. Unitank will work very well in these situations because it saves space and labor without compromising the productivity of the packaging team.
Bright tanks are more suitable for mass production, especially those that rely on packaging and transporting most of the product. A brite tank allows you to release more fermentation tanks at once, and because a brite tank can hold more liquid, it is better suited for larger brewery production. In general, if you need to brew more beer, a brite tank might be a good idea.
Our factory has strict quality control and inspection and testing systems. This ensures that you get the desired quality and deliver on time. Our equipment will undergo a 48-hour pressure test before leaving the factory. Only after the test passed will it shipped. Also, if there is a problem with the equipment, we will solve it as possible.
Using the Micet Conical Fermenter can make both ale and lager beer in conjunction with the Glycol Chiller and two stages exchanger, when making ale beer, the cooling temperature before going to fermenter should be at 20degree, when making lager beer, the cooling temperature should cool down at 8-9degree.
It mainly depends on your brewing process and beer style. For pale beer, the clarification step cannot be omitted, you need to transfer the beer from the fermentation tank to the bright tank. If you brew a strong beer and don’t want the wine to be transparent, then you don’t need to use a bright tank. Also, unitank with carbon fossils has the same function as the bright tank, and you can also use unitank to clarify your beer.
Firstly the amount of fermenter needs to be determined according to the number of brewing times per day, if you brew one batch every day, you can use the same size as the mash tun. If you brew 2-3 batches a day, you can make 2-3 times the size of the mash tun.
The number of fermentation tank is related to the beer output, you need to know your daily or monthly production output, and tell us your fermentation cycle, our technician can work out the exact amount.
The number of fermenter also depends on how many types of beer you can want to brew, normally one type beer will use one fermenter.