For heating of brewery equipment, this can be electric heating, steam heating, direct fire heating for breweries, etc.
For electric heating, it is usually used for systems smaller than 500 liters.
Direct fire is also possible, but there is some risk of scorching due to the high temperature.
For 1000L systems, most customers choose steam heating because of the following reasons.
A: Steam can heat up evenly and quickly.
B: The temperature can be easily controlled.
C: It also does not scorch the pan. It has the advantage of even heating and easy temperature control, especially for saccharification units over 1000L.
The electric type has the risk of scorching.
D: The source can be various: electricity, gas, diesel, etc. So you can choose the cheapest one.
E: All 3 tanks in the brewery can be heated by steam, while the electric pipe can only be used to heat two tanks (kettle and mulled wine tank). In this way you cannot heat in the saccharification tank, you can only get hot water from the kettle or the mulled wine tank.
F: The kettle and the whirlpool are in one tank and if we put an electric tube in this tank, it will hinder the effect of the whirlpool.
G: The kettle requires about 55Kw for heating and the mulled wine tank requires 30kw for heating. So, in total, they alone will require about 85kw. You will need to install more than 100kw of electricity.
H: There will be a lot of heating pipes in the tank, which are not easy to clean.
So based on the above, we recommend you to choose steam heating.
Admittedly, steam boilers are always costly and require professional installation. But in the long run, it is worth it.
But if you really like the electric heating type, we can do that too. But it’s not as good as steam heating. The cost of a water tank is the same for both types of heating.
Of course, this saves on the cost of a steam boiler. For smaller systems, such as 200L, 300L, 500L, there is no problem to use electric heating.
What do you think? Have you used electrically heated 1000L beer brewing equipment? Do you have any feedback or comments?
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