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New premises, large distilleries, compact brewery and troubling sea freight – newsletter #22

We have moved to Herning in new office and warehouse (showroom)

Now we’ve grown big enough to leave home. In October, Bryggeudstyr ApS will celebrate its first five years as a supplier to Danish microbreweries. All the years we have run the company from our home office in Holstebro and Engesvang. From the future, it will be from the address Virkelyst 40 in Herning, where we have an office and 564 square meters of stock, which will also serve as a showroom.

You can safely perceive the address, Virkelyst 40, as a statement of intent. Virkelyst is a Danish pun, meaning something like energy, enterprise and initiative. We are SO ready and able to serve you even better with everything from fittings, yeast and storage tanks and tailor-made design of your new or rebuilt brewery.

Within a few months, we expect to be stocked with 10HL, 20HL and 25HL fermenters (CCTs) for immediate delivery. Of course, we have pumps, valves and a growing range of other small and large fittings for your beer production.

As can be seen from the sign in the photo, we have at the same time intensified our cooperation with Zybrew, or Zyb Craft as they also call themselves. Over the years, our cooperation has grown closer and closer – for the benefit of both parties and especially for your customers.

Zyb Craft’s engineers can, with today’s notice, draw specially designed tanks, production facilities and breweries according to your specifications. Just as they continuously help us with advice. Together with Zyb Craft, we have designed facilities for the production of cold coffee, cocktail mixing, foundation cooking, distilleries, kombucha production, juice and juice production facilities – and many other special beverage production facilities. With Zyb Craft, we can do much more, into you think – and perhaps Bryggeriudstyr ApS (Brewing Equipment) should one day change its name. We can do much more than microbreweries.

You are always welcome to stop by Herning – just for a chat or a look at our equipment. During the autumn, we will really fill up the warehouse so that we can call it a showroom.

Both small and large distilleries

In the last newsletter we wrote about the first (small) distillery for the Branderiet in Brande. Now we have also got larger industrial distilleries of 300, 500 and 1,000 liters in the range – developed in collaboration with Zyb Craft.

Why not expand beer production with your own schnapps, whiskey or gin?

Look at the selection on our website.

https://www.bryggeriudstyr.com/product-category/distilleries-etc/distilleries/

Ultra-compact brewery according to our own design

In collaboration with Zyb Craft (of course) we have developed a compact 2-vessel brewery that can be of just 9.5 square meters for a 600 liter and 13 square meters for 1,000 liters.

The brewery is constructed according to a modified German principle with combined mashed vessels and kettle as the first vessel. The second tub is a “tower” with the sieve at the top and whirlpool located underneath.

The trick is that you can use the whirlpool as a buffer tank and store sparge water in it. This saves both time and space on the floor. You dont need a separate hot water tank (HLT). After brewing, you are left with some lukewarm water, and in principle it can be used for brewing on the day after by running it back into the boiler.

The compact brewery is complete with control (PID control with buttons) and costs just DKK 260,000 in the 6HL-liter version and 400,000 kroner in the 10HL version.

Covid-19 creates chaos on sea freight

In the past year or so, the prices of getting a container home from Asia have doubled almost five times. Before corona, we were able to get a 40-foot container home for DKK 22,000 – today it costs over DKK 100,000. At the same time, delivery has become erratic and takes longer.

During the Covid19 pandemic, shipping companies have cut back on the number of containers and ships. This has caused problems in obtaining containers and space on ships now that the world is returning to normal.

Therefore, we have been forced to raise the prices of all the big items like fermenters, breweries, etc. because they take up a lot of space in the containers. So far, freight prices appear to have stabilised at the same high level for some time yet. We adjust our prices on an ongoing basis.

Italian bottling machines – and canning machines

In recent months, we have spent researching Italian (and a single French) suppliers of bottle bottling machines – and in particular of combined bottling machines for both bottles and cans. We have no doubt that the cans are gaining ground more and more, and the switch from bottles to cans requires care and planning.

We can already deliver good Italian bottling lines with our usual advice, service and warranty – and we plan to go on a tour of northern Italy in the coming autumn, so can become even more sharp on the selection and possibilities.

We have also found a really skilled supplier of small canning machines from China in a good quality. We look forward to continuing to develop and deliver canned bottlers to our customers.

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New can fillers, first distillery in Denmark – and stock sale (newsletter #21)

Cans are the new “black.” The cans are light, cheap, take up less space, are great for protecting the beer – and so they are becoming trendy. We are quite sure that the bad reputation of the cans is coming to an end. Cans were once lousy lagers we dragged across the border from Germany at the time we did not know better. Today they are becoming the preferred container for craft beers.

Cans are light, cheap, sustainable and fantastic packaging that protects the beer better than glass bottles. Cans are hip. We are convinced that in the future there will be good craft brewed, quality beer in cans. Dansk Retursystem estimates that it is no cost to recycle the cans into new aluminum cans. In comparison, it costs 40 øre to return used disposable bottles and reuse the glass.

That is why we at Bryggeriudstyr ApS have been searching for a proper can tap that can spit many cans out at a time – and is affordable.

See what we have found here:

A simple canning system with a tapping head that taps 500 cans per hour – and a 4-head linear can line that taps almost 2000 cans per hour.

We have called the little guy with one filling head Canit11 and the big one with four filling heads for Canit44. We are excited to deliver the first can fillers and we are ready to give a good discount for the first customer.

Branderiet (the distillery) has bought their first professional distillation plant – and is thrilled

Several have asked about distillation plants, that is why we have imported the first distillery plant to a customer in Brande (the name Branderiet is a pun in Danish, Distillery is called a Brænderi in danish).

The distillation plant is 100 liters with five distillation phases (stills), and René Larsen from Branderiet is just thrilled:

– The quality is surprisingly good. The wall thickness is much thicker than the hobby-plant I already had. And then there is a lot more copper in both the column and the pot still than I expected from a plant from China, he says.

Branderiet has bought a gin basket and a whiskey head for the distillation plant, and so far René Larsen has run his first gin twice through the plant.

– Already after the first run I got 55% alcohol out of it. In the old days I could only reach 42%. With this plant, it is possible to concentrate on the heart in its distillation process. It is easy to get the finest and purest product out of the distillation, says René Larsen.

A good run takes four to six hours.

– It’s easy to adjust how fast you want it. I’m pretty excited and I’m looking forward to making whiskey over the summer, he says.

Stock sales in China and Denmark

During May, Bryggeriudstyr ApS will move to a new address in Herning, where we will set up an office, warehouse, workshop and showroom for our growing range of brewery equipment. That is why we would like to clean up our warehouse in Them near Silkeborg, so we sell out at good moving prices.

Find our stock offer here:

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Only 19500 euro for a filling line (Newsletter #20)

We have a used bottling line with a capacity of 500 ml. bottles for sale for incredibly cheap money – it is not available cheaper.

The bottling machine is working at one of our customers on Funen, and it will be bottled for the last time on Wednesday 17th of February. If you want to see the filler in operation before it is peeled down, call or write to us – we will make an agreement with Thurø Bryghus in Svendborg.

The tap block is a combined rinse, counterpressure filler and capsuling. It is suitable for beer and soft drinks. The machine is designed and adjusted to 33 cl longneck bottles, but can be configured for other bottle types.

The filleris made in China. Pump, motor and gear are of European brands that can be serviced in Denmark. CE-approved by Bryggeriudstyr ApS. Put into operation in the summer of 2019 and has been bottling approx. 70,000 bottles.

The machine is designed to dispense one type of bottle at a time. Flexible switching between tapping different bottle types requires extra wheels and rollers.

Bryggeriudstyr ApS is helping with transport, installation and commissioning, just as we assist with conversion to another type of bottle.

Read about the bottler in this link.

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#19 newsletter, december 2020. CIP, expanding stock and bottling equipment on hand

In this last newsletter of the year, you can read about thorough cleaning (CIP), different tapping solutions and breweries in stock for fast delivery.

The most challenging and fun project was to establish a 500 liter brewhouse in two containers on behalf of Nørrebro Bryghus in the Street Food Market, Reffen, in Copenhagen.

2020 was in many ways a strange year for our customers and for us in the microbrewery industry. During the Covid-19 pandemic a number of microbreweries like the rest of society have experienced things going on standby – others have experienced a huge boom and have not been able to keep up with the demand for local, craft-brewed beer.

It is especially breweries on the islands and in the tourist areas that have had difficulty keeping up with the demand. The breweries that primarily make a living from supplying to restaurants, bars and taprooms have virtually come to a standstill.

A number of microbreweries have tried take-away solutions such as beer subscriptions, bottled draft beer or growlers to move sales from business to private customers. In this context, we have noticed an increasing demand for our Pegas solution, which provides draft beer in bottles and growlers with a shelf life of several months.

Pegas has by the way developed a better, cheaper, flexible and more advanced solution that, according to the plans, offers the opportunity to offer an almost infinitely large range of craft-brewed draft beer out-of-the-house. We look forward to telling you more about Smarttap 2.0 in Q1 of 2021.

A number of breweries have used the quiet periods during the corona pandemic to review their production to optimize the proces and make plans for expansions of production equipment. We are happy to come by with good suggestions for improvements and help draw the lines for your version of the brewery of the future. We are here to help.

CIP is central to good beer

An old rule of thumb says that a brewer spends 80 percent of his working time cleaning the brewing equipment. The background is that thorough cleaning is absolutely essential for brewing good beer.

You can always CIP by manually pumping water, lye, acid and other disinfectant fluids around the system. The downside is that it is difficult to CIP properly with hot water and you can’t reuse the expensive and environmentally harmful cleaning agents. In a CIP system, it is easy to neutralize the used cleaning agents to the correct PH value before they are poured into the drain.

That is why we always recommend a real CIP system with built-in tanks for the cleaning liquids – and the opportunity to heat them up and circulate them around the brewery’s installations without coming into physical contact with the liquids.

We offer mobile CIP systems with both two and three tanks in standard sizes of 50 and 100 liters. We can of course design larger or smaller plants according to your wishes and needs.

If it is true that a brewer spends 80 percent of his working time cleaning, then automating the cleaning really pays off in a busy day.

PS: We have a new and unused 3-tank CIP system of 50 liters in stock for fast delivery (picture).

In 2020, the range in our warehouse became larger and larger

Since we opened the webshop on bryggeriudstyr.com in 2019, we have continuously taken more and more item numbers home in stock, so we can quickly help you with what you are just missing in the brewing process.

In addition to all the little things, we also have a lot of bigger things like 500 liter CCTs, open fermenters, a larger refrigeration system with associated glycol tank and even a 3-tank 20 HL brewery in stock for fast delivery.

We have been allowed to put the big things in the warehouse of our good colleague and partner, Brewolution in Silkeborg.

Click here to take a look at the goods in stock. 

And you are always welcome in our fitting shop. 

 

Bottling in all sizes

We have experienced great interest in our new handle pins, X2, so we have unfortunately sold out in our warehouse with the popular machine. The supplier, in turn, has promised to be fast with new machines – the delivery time is only a few weeks.

On the other hand, we now have two pieces of our small, classic fully automatic 3-in-1 bottling line that rinses, taps and capsules at about 500 bottles per hour. One is second hand and still in production at Thurø Bryghus until February, when we deliver a brand new bottler to the brewery at Svendborg.

Thurø’s bottling block is built for 33 cl longneck bottles, but we can offer to rebuild the machine to exactly your bottle size – at a really good price.

We also have a finished 3-in-1 bottling block at the factory floor at the manufacturer in China, which we have been allowed to resell in a quick trade. The bottler has eight rinsing heads, six tapping heads and one capsule head (8-6-1) and are built for plastic bottles with screw caps, but since it is still at the factory, we can quickly get it configured for your particular bottle size.

Thank you for a good collaboration in 2020 – we will continue our efforts in 2021 to become your closest partner when it comes to equipment for beer brewing and production of other beverages.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Martin Schau and Claus Thorhauge, Bryggeriudstyr ApS.

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#18 Newsletter, october 2020. 4-vessel 25HL brewery, stock upgrade and top-ten food tech supplier

Shiny glossy 4-vessel brewery on the shelves

Our supplier is currently setting up a 2,500-liter four-tank brewery at Asia’s largest brewery equipment fair, CBB in Shanghai. The brewery is of course with pneumatic valves and prepared for full automation.

The four vessels ensure a high, continuous production without a bottleneck. We can deliver the brewery in Denmark for only 1.7 mill. kroner in a few months.

We still have a 20HL 3-tank brewery in our warehouse in Silkeborg. You are welcome to stop by if you want to see such a facility in real life.

 

 

We can deliver the most important things in a few days – the rest takes a little longer

You could say that we manage both the possible and the impossible – the impossible just takes a little longer.

As mentioned, we have a couple of breweries of 20 and 25 HL in stock along with a larger cooling plant for a fermenter park, open and closed fermenters and much more.

Over the past year, we have simply established a reasonable stock in Denmark. We can with just a day notice can deliver the most important items – we always have the most common fittings in stock. Just order in our webshop at bryggeriudstyr.com.

At the same time, in collaboration with our supplier in China, Zybrew, we have cataloged our warehouse in Silkeborg and China, so you can easily see what we can deliver from day-to-day. The goods in China will be delivered by sea freight within two months.

Click on bryggeriudstyr.com and select Quick Deals in the menu under Webshop.

What you can not find in stock, we can of course get produced.

 

We have entered the top ten in Europe as a supplier of Food-tech solutions

Bryggeriudstyr ApS is one of the best tech solution providers in Europe

We are very pleased that Food and Beverage Tech Review has nominated Bryggeriudstyr ApS and our partner, Zybrew, as one of the top-10- solution providers in Europe for 2020.

It is an honor that we will do our outmost to live up to.

Read more about our nomination in the magazine (pdf).

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#17 Newsletter, august 2020. New craft bottler, chamber pasteur, cooling system and much more

Special offer on used bottling machine for 33 cl longneck bottles

Attentive readers of this newsletter might remember that we last summer received a damaged bottling machine. The machine was overturned during transport and is partially damaged. But it has been running quite will in weekly operation at Thurø Bryghus.

The insurance company has now allowed us to resell the machine. We can therefore offer an almost new, compact and automatic bottling machine with six rinsing heads, six bottling heads and a capsule head with a capacity of just over 600 33 cl bottles per hour for just 150.000 kroner.

Interested parties are welcome to inspect the machine at Thurø Bryghus near Svendborg – and see the tap in operation. Contact us to make an appointment.

The bottling machine is built for 33 cl longneck bottles and due to the damage it cannot be converted to other bottle types. The bottler is freely delivered to breweries in Denmark,. The terms are purchased as intended.

See pictures and specifications of the bottling machine here, https://www.bryggeriudstyr.com/webshop/bottling-and-canning/61100/

Note that pictures and specifications on the website show the new and improved model with 8 rinsing heads. The impact offer has only 6 rinsing heads.

New manual bottler for 350 bottles per hour

We have for at long time been searching for a compact manual counterpressure bottler for smaller microbreweries – now we’ve found it!

We were going to Eastern Europe, where a skilled and experienced engineer specializing in bottling equipment has designed a simple bottling machine with two bottling heads, two capsule heads and a PLC with touch panel to control all the glory. We simply call it Bottle Filler X2, which is really well thought out with many simple and smart details.

We have bought one of the first machines at home and tested it in collaboration with Borgs Bryghus near Herning. Both Erik Borg and we are impressive over the machine. At a beer temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, we tapped four bottles per minute – that gives 240 bottles per hour. That number will be significantly higher if the beer is colder.

The best thing is almost that we can deliver the new manual bottler at a competitive price of just 82,400 kroner. Delivery time is approximately six weeks (we have one in stock for immediate delivery). Erik Borg has promised to show the machine if you will like to see the bottler in work.

We have already Bottle Filler X2 in stock for immidiate delivery.

New Pegas Bottler – the old model is discontinued

In the last newsletter, we proudly told about our new agency as a dealer of Pegas bottlers for bars, restaurants and taprooms. Unfortunately, there is not much to be proud of.

The manufacturer has problems delivering the CrafTtab Smart, that we have ordered. Deliveries are very late. Meanwhile the Russian supplier has announced that CrafTab Smart will be removed and replaced by a new model that is much smarter and, among other things, can handle two types of beer at a time – reportedly at the same price.

We have chosen to remove Pegas CrafTab Smart from our range. We have still the manual solution, CrafTab 3.0, ready for order.

Of course, those customers who already have CraftTab Smart can still get spare parts and service.

Cooling system for fermenter park

We have a complete cooling system with a chiller at 44 kW in stock. The cooling system is incl. a 1.000 liter glycol tank. The system is intended for a tank capacity of approximately 15,000 liters. We can deliver the cooling facility very fast. We will of course be available for piping and installation.

We have (finally) found a chamber pasteurizer

Several have asked for a chamber pasteur, and we have long searched for a proper solution. Suddenly it came from a completely unexpected side. Our Danish colleagues, Flexmatic, have developed a really solid, functional and fully automatic chamber pasteur that takes a pallet with 36 boxes of bottles at a time.

It is Danish produced – and can even be built according to your own requirements.

Read more here: https://www.bryggeriudstyr.com/webshop/bottling-and-canning/68500/

The store is moving to the .com domain

Bryggeriudstyr ApS is undergoing rapid development both in Denmark, Scandinavia – and in fact also in the rest of Europe.

That is why we have decided to move our website from .dk to .com. From now on we are bryggeriudstyr.com. There will be no difference for users – both bryggeriudstyr.dk and bryggeriudstyr.com work.

But then Google can also see that we are becoming a world company – at least in Europe.

Installation and commissioning of a full brewery in four weeks

The big smiles were forthcoming when, on 12 August, we were finally able to pass the first two batches through the new 500-liter brewery, Nørrebro Bryghus has established in two containers on Copenhagen’s Street Food market – colloquially called Reffen.

Covid-19 has delayed the project by several months, so it was a huge pleasure for both Nørrebro Bryghus and Bryggeriudstyr ApS, as the hops slipped into the mash tun accompanied by cheerful jazz tones and lots of curious visitors. We will thank Nørrebro Bryghus for a fantastic and collaborative effort to install and make the brewery up and running in only four weeks.

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#16 Newsletter may 2020 – Pegas, supplier portfolio and pubbrewery in containers

In this May newsletter we have a new exciting bottling system for draft beer, a project with a pub-brewery in two containers for the street food market in Copenhagen and a presentation of our suppliers and partners.

Tap the draft beer so it lasts for a month or two

Suddenly, in these dark corona times, a joyful surprise dumped into our inbox: A Norwegian/Russian company invited Bryggeriudstyr ApS to be dealer of their unique solutions for bottling craft beer on bottles or growlers.

Of course, backpressure filling with CO2 and full preservation of taste and quality. The solutions can switch between different kegs, each with their own beer type and a very small loss of the valuable beer – less than two percent is wasted.

The Pegas system is already in operation in the United States and many other major beer nations. But the system is quite unknown in Denmark. One of the only users is Erik Borg from Borgs Bryghus in Herning and he has only good experience with Pegas.

– I’ve had two Crafttab Smart for 14 months and they work great. It’s basically no beer loss, and I confidently promise that the beer can last for eight weeks or more, says Erik Borg.

He adds:

– For me, there are many benefits. One of the biggest is that I can start bottling and talk to the customer without being forced to keep an eye on the machine. It works just like a coffee machine and manages it all – it must be a huge advantage for bars, restaurants and taprooms, where staff have no skills and time to keep up with temperature, pressure and foam. You can ask everyone to operate it.

Many of Borg’s customers have purchased a growler, which they come in and get filled up at the microbrewery’s opening hours every Friday. Erik even uses Pegas Craftab Smart to bottle on regular bottles – he does not have another bottling facility.

– I can fill a half liter bottle in a minute. It works fine in my small brewery until I can afford to buy a bottling machine, says Erik Borg.

The Pegas system consists of a manual tapper called Craftap 3.0 and an automatic tapper Craftap Smart (the model from which Borgs Bryghus bought two pieces). In addition, a manual switch, CraftPad Light, is available for four or six kegs or beer tanks, respectively.

A simpler solution for mounting directly on the taps tap named Pegas Drive and Pegas Innovation is also available. The two solutions are intended for plastic bottles only (PET).

Read more about the Pegas system here.

Bryggeriudstyr ApS becomes a total supplier for microbreweries

We provide complete solutions for microbreweries and other beverage manufacturers. It is only possible through close and good cooperation with our suppliers – and they are becoming more and more.

Let’s start by introducing Chinese Zybrew with our talented partner James Jia at the forefront. Zybrew produces breweries and fermenters of all sizes in excellent quality and always with a good service. Together with Zybrew, we always solve the customer’s challenges – even when it becomes difficult. James is the reason why we established Bryggeriudstyr ApS back in 2014, when James offered us an agency at his breweries.

In collaboration with Zybrew, we also provide the German Proleit system for fully automatic control of larger microbreweries. A software solution that we have yet to install in Denmark. Most of the fittings we sell in our webshop come from Zybrew’s subcontractors in China. We have chosen that solution because we know that Zybrew guarantees the quality.

For several years, in cooperation with Chinese EQS, we have developed bottling lines for the European market. EQS (or Jinri as they are also called) produces bottling lines for bottles and cans, as well as associated equipment such as depalletizers, pasteurisers etc. EQS’s machines are of good quality, built on Western European pumps and engines. The machines are so superior quality that Bryggeriudstyr ApS takes responsibility and puts on the CE mark. We are guaranteeing that EQS’s bottling lines comply with EU rules and safety requirements.

When it comes to smaller semi-automatic bottling machines, we use machines from our German partner, Werk II, which produces the well-known Fillboy backfill filler and the equally well-known 6-head Fillmaster R18. Werk II has even assembled their flexible and efficient bottling equipment in what must be the world’s smallest fully automatic bottling column, which of course sounds like the good German name, Otto.

Our steam generators come from Italian Magnabosco, which produces both steam generators for gas, natural gas, oil and electricity. We have delivered some pieces of the Northern Italian steam generators – and both the customers and we are very satisfied with the quality.

More will come.

Right now, we are working on establishing a collaboration with a Chinese precision measuring equipment supplier and a Danish supplier of filter solutions. In collaboration with one of our customers, a Danish manufacturer has developed a cabinet pasteur, which we also plan to have in the store. We have long been looking for a cabinet paste for smaller microbreweries and we are pleased to have found it in Denmark.

Should anything be missing in our store, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We have set ourselves the goal of being the micro-breweries’ total supplier with quality and service as our brand.

We are building a Street Brewery in collaboration with Nørrebro Bryghus

In November, Nørrebro Bryghus came to us with an exciting task: Can you design a complete 500 liter 3-vessel brewery in two insulated containers for the Street Food Market on Refshaleøen in Copenhagen? Since then we have designed, discussed, developed and produced the brewery in close cooperation between Nørrebro Bryghus and our supplier, Zybrew.

There is not much space in two containers for storage, malting mill, brewery and fermenter – each one centimeter must be used to the best possible extent.

Right now, the crafters are laying floors in the containers on Refshale Island, and the components of the brewery are on their way across the world seas to Denmark. Over the summer the equipment is coming, and we will see if it all fits the drawings. And whether it can really be possible to build an effective pub brewery in very sparse space in two containers.

Unfortunately, the task is delayed due to coronavirus, but Nørrebro and Bryggeriudstyr ApS are betting that the beer will flow as it should before the season is over at this summer’s Street Food market.

Microbreweries on offer

Everything we supply from Bryggeriudstyr ApS is brand new brewery equipment – often tailored directly to the individual customer. But we also have in stock offers – at a good price and fast delivery. Check out our offer market on Outlet and Second Hand on the website. Some of the goods are in stock with our suppliers, with us or we sell it on behalf of other customers.

We also have complete 2000 and 2500 liter breweries in stock that are pre-produced for exhibitions around the world. But be aware that exhibition breweries are not cheaper. The details are chewy and it costs extra.

In return, we can deliver an exhibition brewery faster, the tanks are high-gloss polished and the breweries are designed to be delivered with advanced automation.

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#15 – Newsletter, April 2020 – Hop rocket, corona-office, fittings and 20HL brewery

Turbocharge the hops with a hop rocket

With this hop rocket, efficient dry hopling becomes a breeze – especially if you need to dry hop larger quantities.

Dry hop is a cold process where you pull the aroma out of the hops (or hop pills) without getting the bitters. Unlike conventional methods, the hop rocket ensures that the process is stable and consistent every time, because you get full control of the process.

An internal filter of 500 micron (0.5 mm) filters coarse particles from the beer. Three input valves stream the beer into three heights and you can monitor the process in three viewing glasses at the same height as the entrance valves.

In addition to the three input valves and the bottom valve for the beer, the hop rocket is equipped with a security valve, an additional input valve for CO2 and a spray ball for CIP. There’s a manhole at the top.

Dry hop rocket hopping takes place continuously, while the beer is pumped from one tank to another (fermentation) tank. As the process does not take place in the fermentation tank itself, you avoid the big job cleaning the fermentation tank.

We have chosen to get the rocket in stock in Denmark in a 100 liter version for just 42,900 kroner excl. Vat. We can also obtain a smaller 50 liter version – and design larger models if needed.

Check out the rocket on the drawing here (pdf)

Bryggeriudstyr ApS in a Corona Time

Many customers naturally ask us if we are open in these corona times. The answer is broadly yes:

Brewery equipment does not have an office (yet) and we usually both work from home on phone and computer. So there is nothing new or different for us – we are used to working from home. Unfortunately, we cann not visit you in your brewery during this time, but much can be done with pictures, video and telephone.

Did you by the way know that we installed our first brewery in Ilulissat in Greenland without having visited Greenland at all? We solved all the challenges with the installation  remotely, the brewery runs and Brewery Immiaq is still our customer. In the past month, we have solved several tasks for foreign customers – still from our desks in Holstebro and Engesvang.

Our suppliers are from China, Italy and Germany:

Our main supplier of breweries and tanks, Zybrew, has been shut down for more than a month in January and February, but is now up to full speed again.

Our supplier of bottling machines, EQS near Shanghai, has also been closed, but is also up to speed.

Our supplier of steam generators, Italian Magnabosco, is closed indefinitely. We can design new plants, but the delivery time is unknown.

Our German supplier of hand bottlers, Werk II, is 100 percent running, but there is little delay in deliveries because it takes longer to get hold of components.

So we are up and running while we see that many of you microbreweries are struggling to sell your beer. We hope for the best, and of course we are available if you choose to use the corona time to reassess your production and brewing facilities and think about improvements.

Brewing fittings for every need

Last summer we opened our webshop with bits and parts for brewery equipment, and we were actually surprised at the need for both small and large parts for brewery equipment. In fact, we also had a 1,000 liter 3-kar brewery standing in the warehouse, but it’s now sold.

In addition to a permanent warehouse in Denmark with 500, 1,000 and 2,000 liter yeast and storage tanks, we will also in the future have propagation tanks for yeast (yeast brink), hoprocket of 100 liters and mobile pump in stock. And then of course valves, gaskets and other small parts for breweries.

Check out bryggeriudstyr.dk/catalog and check out what we have on the shelves. We continuously expand our webshop, so call or write if you are missing something that you cannot find on the website.

20Hl brewery with 3 vessels and hot-water system

Our supplier, Zybrew, has a finished 3-vessel brewing plant in stock – it is on its way to Europe. The plant is 2,000 liters (20 HL) and consists of mash tun, lauter tun and combined kettle and whirlpool as well as a 4,000 liter (40 HL) hot-water system.

This means that it is possible to achieve high brewing volume by brewing several brews “one after another” – even during the same working day.

The brewery was produced for a brewery exhibition in the United States that was canceled due to the corona pandemic. The plant is therefore on its way to Europe instead. Let me know if that’s for you?

Description and specifications can be found on the website.

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#14 – Check out for yourself our quality in Silkeborg and professional brewery control

Check out the quality – come and have a look at our brewery in Silkeborg
If you are interested in seeing what we can deliver, check out our warehouse at our good colleagues Brewolution in Them south of Silkeborg. We have borrowed a corner of the warehouse and set up a brand new 1,000 liter 3-vessel brewery, which you are very welcome to check out.
The plant consists of mesh pots, cicadas, hot tubs with whirlpool function, buffer tank, filters and heat exchanger. The brewery is prepared for heating with steam. All valves are pneumatic, so the brewery is prepared for fully automatic control of all functions.
We can also offer full automatic with German Brewmaxx software – read more below in the newsletter here. If you are interested in buying the brewery, we will of course give you a good price – and together with you design a steam generator, hot-water system, electronic control, cooling and related yeast and storage tanks.
Call or write to make an appointment and a talk about brewery equipment.

Professional management of your brewery
The breweries we have set up in Frederikshavn and Rønne on Bornholm are both controlled from a central touch screen equipped with semi-automatic software from our supplier, Zybrew. The control is based on a Siemens S7-1200 PLC, which by means of pneumatic valves controls all functions of the brewery from the malt grinder, transport and dosing of malt and water in the mixer, mashing, si function, addition of herb, whirlpool, cooling in heat exchanger , transport to yeast and storage tanks (fermenters) and of course temperature and pressure during fermentation and storage in the fermenters.
The brewing process can run fully automatic or it can be controlled fully or partially manually via the touch screen.
The system can be connected via the internet at will, so that Brewery equipment, Zybrew’s engineers or third parties can monitor, troubleshoot or change the programming.
Of course, there have been run-in problems with a valve or flowmeter teasing. But the feedback we have received from Frederikshavn and Rønne all sounds good experiences with Zybrew’s management in daily use.
If you want a fully automatic brewing factory that stably brews beer directly from recipe to bottle, we through our partner, Zybrew, have entered into a collaboration with German Proleit, which is behind the well-known and recognized brewing machine Brewmaxx.
Brewmaxx is a well-proven and recognized system for managing food processes such as dairies, slaughterhouses and of course also breweries. The system is user-friendly, fully automated and of course offers full traceability throughout the value chain. Through our business partner we can offer German automatic control at Chinese prices.

We have what you are just missing
In addition to a 1,000 liter brewery, 2,000, 1,000 and 500 liter yeast and storage tanks (CCT fermenters), we also have a reasonable range of valves, couplings, hoses, gaskets and other small necessities in stock for your brewery plant.
Have a look at bryggeriudstyr.dk/catalog and browse our webshop – or give us a call on 71 74 74 40. We are always ready to give good advice and guidance on brewery equipment.
We are your Danish supplier of brewery equipment with stock in Denmark – we ship from day to day.

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#13 – Beaten up bottler, brewery at Braubeviale and Company Phone

Check out our brewery in Nuremberg
Together with our supplier, we set up a complete brewery plant at the Braubeviale fair in Nuremberg from 12. to 14. November. We are so eager to show you the brewery that we will refund your entrance ticket to Braubeviale if you pass by and visit our booth. It is number 141 in hall 9 (9-141).

The brewery is a complete 3-vessel 1.000 liter brewery plant with fully automatic steering, all made of high quality stainless steel.

And no, it’s not expensive.
So, do not miss out if you are at Europe’s largest brewing fair.

Read more about Braubeviale: braubeviale.de/en
Read more about the brewery: bryggeriudstyr.dk/15010
And see more pictures of the cases at this link: kortlink.dk/22s8h

If you like to buy the brewery when the fair closes in Nuremberg, then hurry to give us a call on phone 71 74 74 40. After all, there is no reason to sail the plant all the way back to China if it can be of use in your company.

Steam Generators in Italian Top Quality
We are so lucky that we got agency for Scandinavia on some really good steam generators from the Italian company Magnabosco. The first steam generator of 200 kg / hour is already on the way to a customer in Denmark.

Want to know about our steam generators: bryggeriudstyr.dk/product/50000

Or pass by Hall 7 – Stand 828 at Braubeviale and visit Magnabosco.

We have got company phone – +45 71 74 74 40
It has become even easier to get hold of Bryggeriudstyr ApS. We have got a common company phone on tel. +45 71 74 74 40. There you can always contact one of us – or leave a message if we are both busy.

We still each have our own phone numbers if you know who you want to reach.
Martin +45 20 45 13 26
Claus +45 20 20 35 15

Unfortunately, our first bottler was beaten up in Hamburg
After almost two years of preparation and with two visits to the supplier in Shanghai, we finally got the first bottling line to Denmark.

Unfortunately, it turned out that a truck had been driven into the machine during unloading in Hamburg. The frame was damaged, a couple of doors were broken and some of the interior mechanics was beaten up as well.

We have nevertheless lined up the machine, repaired the damage and put it into stable operation at Thurø Bryghus. The first bottles are run through the machine – and it runs weekly.

We are of course in the process of procuring a new machine for Thurø Bryghus, and we have taken the opportunity to propose a handful of new improvements to the next machine. They are being introduced into the production drawings.

Unfortunately, we have to disappoint the many customers waiting eagerly to see our first bottling line in operation – so they can order one too. We can probably have a showroom with a bottling machine in Denmark in the beginning of 2020, not before.

If you are interested in a second hand bottling machine with minor damages, please give us a call and we will find a good price. It runs steady, but it can only bottle 500 ml longneck bottles.

The truck in Hamburg made it impossible to switch the machine to other bottle types.

Great interest in our webshop and warehouse in Denmark
Many have shown interest in our webshop with fittings and the fermenters we have in stock in Denmark. We stock the most used microbrewery fittings, and we have 500, 1.000 and 2.000 liters of fermenters (CCT) ready for day to day delivery.

Visit the store here: bryggeriudstyr.dk/catalog or call us +45 71 74 74 40.