A wort aid is also known as a buffer tank.
For high volume beer systems, it is necessary to add a wort aid to the brewery system.
In general, during the mashing process, the wort is transferred to the kettle chamber by pumping. As a result, for high volume brewing systems, this sometimes compacts the false bottom of the percolation chamber and results in a stuck flow. In addition to being a great pain, stuck runoff can also damage the wort pump, as magnetically coupled pumps can be damaged if run dry.
Conversely, after the wort subsidy is added.
During the lautering process, the wort in the wort/fermenter will flow into the wort aid by gravity. Therefore, it can achieve the goal of slurry release smoothly and avoid the above mentioned problems.
For large capacity beer systems, it is necessary to add a wort collection ring to the wort/fermenter.
The wort collection ring is installed under the wort/fermenter and it provides four wort outlets at the bottom of the wort/fermenter. Without the wort collection ring, there would be only one wort outlet. Therefore, only one wort outlet will take the full pressure from the spent grain, which will cause the spent grain to partially collapse. The collapsed spent grain will contaminate the wort and affect the fermentation results in some way. If there are four wort outlets to share the pressure of the entire spent grain, collapse problems will not occur.