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What is a stainless steel brewhouse?

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What is a stainless steel brewhouse?

Shuangzhan machinery make beer equipment, not only complete system, but also single vessels, including connical fermenters, brite tanks, brewhouse, mash/lauter tun, kettle/whirlpool tanks etc.

What is a brewhouse?

A brewhouse contains all of the components necessary for brewing process. Depending on the production needs, capacity and scale of the operation. We have standard design of brewhouses which already acceppted by most buyers, but brewhouses are fully customizable for each buyer often. Prospective buyers looking to buy a home brewing system to brewpubs and full-scale breweries interested in investing in a turnkey brewing system. Shuangzhan machinery supplies personalized brewhouse solution based on your specific wants and needs.

Brewhouses are typically measured by the number of vessels.  the setup that you ultimately choose depends on your brewing needs, the space that you have to work with and your budget. Below are different configurations of brewhouses:

2-Vessels Brewhouse

Mash/Lauter Tun/Hot Liquor Tank Combination vessel + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool


Mash/Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool

3-Vessel Brewhouse

Mash/Lauter Tun/Hot Liquor Tank Combination vessel + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool

Mash/Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool

Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool

4-Vessel Brewhouse

Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool

5-Vessel Brewhouse

Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Holding Kettle + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool

What are included in a brewhouse?

Hot Liquor Tanks

Mash Tuns / Lauter Tuns

Brew Kettles and Whirlpools

Heat Exchangers


Working plate



Details of each component:


Conical tanks for fermentation and maturation of beer. Professional classic design, with PU-insulation, water (or glycol) cooling channels.  Fermentation tanks are aging vessels where yeast is pitched into the wort and effectively turns into beer. Operator pump the wort into this vessel through a heat exchanger and then add the previously pitched yeast where it can begin fermenting. Depending on your brewing capacity, you may need several fermenters. In general, the more fermentation tanks available, the more beer that can brew. Stainless steel constructed, sizes customized, which are engineered with a conical bottom and a cylindrical top. We can also provide unitank, it has fermentation and brite tank function.

Mash Tuns / Lauter Tuns

The Mash Tun/Lauter Tun is a vessel used to mash the grist and hot water to create the wort. Our commercial mash and lauter tun vessels are constructed of stainless steel 304, with racking sledge stirring and filter mesh.

Brew Kettles and Whirlpools

Brew kettle, also known as boiler, where boil the mash to a specific gravity and hops and other flavorings are added. Sterilization of the wort, releasing hop flavors, concentration of the wort etc are taken placed in boiling process.


Whirlpools allow the boiled wort from the hops to settle and collect in the center of the kettle. It is easier to remove the undesirable trub from the wort. The clear wort is then pumped through the heat exchanger and into the fermenter. Many brew kettles are designed to function as a whirlpool after the boiling process has occurred, and the wort may settle in the same vessel.

Hot Liquor Tun

The hot liquor tank, known as HLT, is a tank/vessel that heats the strike and sparge water to a required temperature. The HLT capacity should bigger than the size of your brew. Commercial brewery uses an industrial-sized HLT to heat large amounts of water. Some breweries may use Hot Liquor Tank / Mash Lauter Tank combination vessel, or use independent vessels to expedite the process.

Heat Exchangers

To begin the fermentation process, the wort must first be cooled to a suitable temperature for fermentation. Heat exchangers, also known as wort chillers. Commercial level brewhouse often use one or two stages plate heating exchanger with frame, the home breweriers use plate and counterflow wort chillers, there are 10/15/20/25/30 plates type optional of plate chiller, and constructed of stainless steel, brazed with copper. Counterflow chiller is the same looking of coil, made of stainless steel or copper tubing, copper is so good at cooling, but rusting easily and expensive.

A commercial plate heat exchanger, which contains ridged plates and frame with two separate paths. One path is for the wort, while the other path is for the cooling medium, such as tap water. So when you inquiry from a supplier, you should provide the initial temperature and desired temperature, capacity or flow (how many liters per hour) depending on your brewing.


Malt Mill

A hopper can be attached above the malt mill to house and feed the grain. The grist is then combined with liquor (brewing vernacular for hot water) in the lauter tun to create the mash.


Flow Panels and Centrifugal Pumps

Brewiers use flow panels to transfer the wort flow from the mash / lauter tun to the brew kettle, and then into the fermenters. You can assembly valves, elbows, ferrules on the panel. We often use centrifugal pump as transfer pump, it is used to pump beer from the fermenter to the serving/bright beer vessels. You can use transfer pumps to pump cleaning solution through your system for sanitation purposes.



To filter the leftover yeast and sediment from the beer before being transferred to the serving/bright beer vessel. While not all beer needs to be filtered, it does provide for a clearer product, as well as extend the beer’s shelf life.


Oxygenation/Aeration Systems

Oxygenation and aeration systems are used to infuse oxygen and conduct the anaerobic breathing process of yeast, facilitating the fermentation process.


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