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BREWHOUSE
What is your estimated annual production in bbls?

 
How would you like to heat the brewhouse?

If unsure, this FAQ may be helpful:  http://conical-fermenter.com/FAQ.html#heat

 
If you are requesting a steam system, would you like us to provide a quote for your boiler?


 
If you are requesting a steam system, do you live in a state that requires a "low NOX" boiler?


 
What size brew house are you interested in? *


 
What brewhouse configuration do you prefer?

Please note: with the 2-vessel setup, you do not have the ability to recover hot liquor produced during the wort chilling process.



 
BREW HOUSE LAYOUT OPTIONS

Do you prefer Free Standing kettles or Skid Mount kettles? Free Standing kettles allow you to put them where they suit your space the best (e.g., in a corner, for example), they use soft piping or brewers hoses, and are generally lower in cost. Skid Mount kettles come in a fixed layout with a platform between the brew kettle and the mash tun, come with hard piping, look attractive, and are generally higher in cost.


 
Would you like to add a separate whirlpool kettle to the configuration you chose?

Adding a separate whirlpool kettle allows you to begin sparging your 2nd batch right after you finish boiling the first batch, speeding up your brewday (if you brew more than 1 batch in a day).
     
 
Is floor space tight? We can quote a combination (stacked) mash tun/hot liquor tank if you would prefer.

Please note that this is not available for direct fire systems.
     
 
BREW KETTLE OPTIONS
Do you prefer a lower-cost, non-insulated brew kettle or a more energy efficient, insulated kettle?

If you have requested a steam heated system, we automatically include insulation on the brew kettle.

 
If you are building a 5bbl system or larger, would you like a Mash Tun with rakes and plow?

For small systems (5bbl or less), this is a costly add-on that may not make financial sense. For 7 or 10 bbl systems, we frequently sell mash tuns without rakes/plow. At 15 bbl and larger, we mainly produce mash tuns with rakes and plows.
     
 
MASH TUN HEATING OPTIONS
How would you like to heat your mash tun?

With HERMS, you recirculate the mash wort out of the mash tun, through the coil which is in the heated hot liquor tank.  The wort will come out of the coil at a temperature that is near the temperature of the hot liquor tank and it is directed back into the mash tun on top of the grains.  An advantage of HERMS is that you cannot heat the wort above the setting of the hot liquor tank, which will reduce the risk of overheating your wort and unnecessarily neutralizing enzymes.

With RIMS, you recirculate the mash wort out of the mash tun, through a RIMS tube which is in the heated by an electric element.  The wort will come out of the RIMS tube and flow back into the mash tun on top of the grains.  An advantage of RIMS is that you do not have to make adjustments to your hot liquor tank in order to add heat to the mash tun.   In general, you cannot get as much heat added to the mash tun with this method, compared to HERMS.

If you have a steam heated system, it is common to also have a steam heated mash tun.  If you have a mash tun with rakes and plow, we will typically provide side jacketing so you can stir the mash while you add heat.  If you do not have rakes, then we typically provide a steam jacket on the bottom of the mash tun so you can actively recirculate your wort while you add heat.




 
Do you want your mash tun to be insulated?

Please note that insulation comes standard with the rake/plow mash tuns and steam jacketed mash tuns.

 
HOT/COLD LIQUOR TANK SIZING
How many batches of beer do you plan to produce in a typical 24-hour period?

 
Would you prefer an insulated or non-insulated hot liquor tank?


 
BREW HOUSE CONTROL OPTIONS
What brew house control options would you like?

If you aren't sure, please see this page for more information: http://conical-fermenter.com/BrewhouseControlOptions.html




 
Would you like a stainless steel brewers platform?

Typically these begin to be used starting with 7 BBL breweries.
     
 
FERMENTERS AND BRITE TANKS
How many fermenters and brite tanks do you need? What type would you like?

Please include the following:
- Quantity needed
- Size: 1-bbl, 2-bbl, 3-bbl, 4-bbl, 5-bbl, 6-bbl, 7-bbl, 8-bbl, 10-bbl, 15-bbl, 20-bbl, 30-bbl, 40-bbl, 50-bbl, 60-bbl, 90-bbl, 100-bbl or other
- Type: Jacketed Fermenter, Non-jacketed Fermenter, Jacketed Brite, Non-Jacketed Brite
- Any other comments? e.g. height or diameter limitations, special requirements, etc.
 
FERMENTER CONTROLS
What kind of fermenter controls do you prefer?

If you choose a centralized fermenter control panel, we will quote the type that matches your brewhouse control panel. (e.g., an advanced brewhouse control panel will get an advanced fermenter control panel).

For remote monitoring of fermenters via the internet, you must have both the advanced brew house control panels and the centralized fermenter control option.



 
How many jacketed fermenters and brite tanks do you want your control panel to support? Consider future needs.

On advanced panels, we can provide upgraded daisy-chain modules that will each support 8 fermenters and you only need to invest in one 8 tank module at a time.  Or we can support up to 12 tanks with the standard modules.
 
COOLING SYSTEMS
Are you producing ales, lagers or both?

We typically size your cooling for 68F wort for Ales and 50F wort for lagers.

 
If producing lagers, do you want them to be able to produce year round or just seasonally?


 
What is the highest temperature your cold tap water reaches in the summer?

Please include whether your answer is in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

Because you use cold tap water to help cool the wort, we need to know the worst case scenario to be sure your system will work year-round.  In July or August, the cold tap water is usually at its warmest point during the year, and knowing this temperature helps us design an appropriate cooling system.
 
Will you need a glycol chilling system and if so, how many total fermenters and brite tanks do you want the glycol chiller to be able to support?

This number should include your expansion plans as well. "I dont' know" is also an acceptable answer.
 
GRAIN HANDLING
Which of the following options are you interested in for grain handling?


 
KEGS AND KEGGING
Which of the following kegging equipment options are you interested in?





 
What size of kegs are you looking for?


 
How many of each size of keg do you need?

 
GENERAL QUESTIONS
If 1 represents a low cost, no-frills option and 10 represents as much automation as possible, what is most important to you when building your brewery?

 
What is your first name? *

 
What is your last name? *

 
When do you hope to recieve your equipment?

 
When do you expect to have funding in place?

 
What is the name of your brewery?

 
Where are you located? *

Please tell us your city, ZIP code and state (if applicable) and country
 
What is your phone number? *

Please include area code.
 
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