Why use plastic conical brewing tanks & fermenters – conical fermenters are the gold standard of beer-making – the tanks which taper into a funnel at the bottom. Whether it is a 250-litre conical tank for home brewing or a 10,000-litre conical tank, conical fermenters are used by brewers throughout the world.
Benefits of conical brewing tanks & fermenters
There are several main benefits to conical fermentation:
- One vessel for primary & secondary applications
- Save & reuse of beer yeast
- Less cleaning & sanitation of the fermenters
- Minimize the risk of oxidation in the tank
What is Fermentation?
Fermentation is a metabolic process that produces chemical changes in organic materials through the action of enzymes. In biochemistry, it is defined as the extraction of energy from carbohydrates in the absence of oxygen
Using plastic conical tanks for fermenting allows brewers to elevate flavour with extended ageing. This can achieve better clarity of tastes with less sediment as conical fermenters are uniquely shaped as the cone collects unwanted sediment being ablet to open a valve and remove sediment leaving beer behind.
Minimising the risk of oxidisation
Oxidation can be a brewer’s worst nightmare as each time the beer is transferred it’s removed from the sealed vessel and exposing it oxygen. Conical fermenters which can perform primary and secondary fermentation reduced this risk as to the tanks with welded fittings, racking ports on the airtight lids reduce exposure to the outside elements.
Yeast Saving and Reuse
Reusing yeast is one of the easiest ways to save money saving purchasing more yeast for each batch. Conical fermenters help make harvesting yeast easier helping you collect healthy, viable yeast that can be stored and reused.
Cleaning & Sanitisation
Plastic conical tanks and fermenters have smooth walls in the tank making it easier for cleaning. Side access’s and bolt down lids are available to make cleaning out the tank easier. Welded fittings for outlets, drain points, racking and for ait valves mean there are no gaskets in the tank to harbour germs and make cleaning out the tanks easier.
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Enduramaxx’s Brewing & Fermentation Tanks
Enduramaxx’s Brewing & Fermentation Tanks can be customized to your requirements. As one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of storage tanks and silos for the food & drinks industry storage tanks and silos for foodstuff storage are made from food-grade material, which has FDA & WRAS approvals and is non-taint and odour free.
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Equipment mounting and customisation of these brewing & fermentation tanks include welded fittings, sockets, and flanges. Welded fittings have clear advantages over traditional tank connections as there are no gaskets or tank connector fittings in the tank to impede drainage or harbour germs. Racking ports allow draining of the beer, cider or wine while leaving the sediment in the bottom of the cone tank.
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