For different brewhouse configurations, the number of pumps required may vary. Due to the different number of pumps, the piping layout is also different. But they can still carry out the brewing process. For example, in the case of two transfer processes, they can share the same pumps. But some brewers think they may interfere with each other and take up a lot of brewing time. Then, the best way is that each brewing process can share one pump without affecting each other.
For 3 MT+LT+KWT (mash tank+lauter tank+kettle&whirlpool tank) and hot liquor tanks, how many pumps do you think we need?
We think 3 pumps will be sufficient. One wort pump, one wort pump, and one hot water pump. The water pipes are running as follows.
HLT —> centrifugal pump (pump 1) —> MT (hot water for sweetening water)
MT —> Centrifugal pump (pump 2) —> LT
LT—-> Centrifugal pump (pump 3)—> LT for circulating clarified wort
LT—-> Centrifugal pump (pump 3)—> KWT + HLT—-> Centrifugal pump (pump 1)—> LT (refilling stage)
KWT center drainage —> centrifugal pump (pump 3) —> KWT cutout
KWT side drainage—>Centrifugal pump (pump 3)—>HEX–>Fermenter
The main feature of the decoction mash is that part of the mash is heated and boiled in batches and mixed with the unboiled mash, and the temperature of the whole mash will be raised to different levels required by the enzymes.