Precise temperature control for the fermenter is critical for healthy yeast growth and activity. Various yeast strains have specific temperatures that they are designed for. When fermentation is at its peak, the yeast activity will generate significant heat which will warm the wort well beyond these designed temperatures.
To control and maintain the proper fermentation temperatures, glycol jacketed tanks are utilized. These jacketed tanks are then controlled by valves that regulate the flow of glycol through the jacket. In addition to fermenters, jacketed brite tanks and cold liquor tanks are controlled via glycol.
Brewmation offers centralized controllers that maintain a set temperature in all of the jacketed tanks. We offer basic and advanced stand alone control panels. We also offer a control module that integrates to the advanced brewery control panel.
All panels have a 6ft cord and plug into a standard 120V wall outlet. Maximum current draw is 2.6 amps.
The basic stand along jacket control panel has individual controllers for each jacketed tank. The set point is changed via the controller's push button interface. Available in any number of control points (eight shown).
The advanced cellar controls package is offered as a standalone unit with its own PLC / touch screen panel or integrates to the brewery control panel's touch screen via a network cable. Available in 8 or 12 point configurations. The modules can also be configured to daisy chain to one another so multiple units can be connected. This allows for any number of tanks to be controlled.
Each tank's set point is changed via the touch screen. The tank's name can be entered through the touch screen's keyboard.
The advanced controller can be connected to your network and accessed remotely via a smart phone or computer that can be connected to your brewery's network. This allows for remote monitoring and set point changes for each jacketed tank.