Beer production tanks for the secondary fermentation, cooled by air, non-insulated
These cylindrical beer maturation tanks have the easiest construction therefore there is possible to purchase them for the lowest price. We produce these tanks in single-jacketed version without any cooling channels. Tanks have to be placed in insulated chilled room or insulated cooling box, where the space is cooled with external air cooling unit. Main advanatage is their low purchase cost. Their disadvantage is that the temperature in each tank cannot be regulated independly regardless of the other tanks. The human operating comfort is lower as well because operators work in cold and humid surroundings. The electric consumption is higher when tanks are cooled with air instead the liquid. Yet this type of tanks is most commonly used in brewery restaurants mainly due to investment savings.
What is the beer maturation tank intended for ?
The main function of the pressure beer maturation tank is to provide a secondary phase of the beer fermentation – the maturation of beer, which is the natural saturation of the beer by the carbon dioxide which is spontaneously produced during the physical activity of the beer yeasts, at low temperature (usually from 1°C to 4°C) and low pressure (usually from 1.0bar to 2.5bar).
We offer two variations of the non-insulated pressure beer maturation tanks :
I. MBTVN – Pressure beer maturation tanks, vertical, non-insulated
The vertical orientation of beer maturation tanks has a many practical advantages:
- Effective cleaning and sanitation of the whole tank with only one rinsing head (cost savings).
- Easy manual cleaning of both inner and outer surface of the tank – usually it is possible to stand in the inside of the tank when cleaning and it is possible to walk around the tank.
- Small space of floor area, effective usage of vertical room space.
- Easy manipulation and access to all armatures and functional parts of the tank.
- Precise tracking of product quantity in a tank using a level gauge.
Our production portfolio – MBTVN – Maturation tanks vertical, non-insulated
II. MBTHN – Pressure beer maturation tanks, horizontal, non-insulated
The horizontal orientation of the tanks is practical in breweries with insufficient height for the location of vertical cylindrical beer maturation tanks.
Horizontal cylindrical beer maturation tanks can be positioned in several layers to maximize their number according to the available room height. The main disadvantage of horizontally oriented tanks is, in particular, poor access to hidden space between of the tanks, where is accumulated dirt, which may be the source of unwanted infections of yeast and beer. We recommend the horizontal tanks only for breweries with a really low ceiling height in the beer cellar room.