What is a bright beer tank?
Bright beer tank, also called brite beer tank, or also known as beer serving tank, brewery serving tank.
A Bright beer tank is a part of brewing equipment which can ripen, clarify and carbonate beer after fermentation. In some cases, bright beer tanks are also used as service containers in beer bars without small barrels.
The quality of your beer is impacted by the efficacy of your bright tank. Shandong HG Machinery Co., Ltd offers both standard and customized top bright beer tanks handcrafted for your brewery. Our bright beer tanks can be made from a wide array of sizes and design pressures so that satisfy your brewing requirement and help you maintain the integrity of your finished beer.
Some of our professional customers asked why they should use beer serving tanks instead of just buying more Uni tanks (conical fermentation tanks). Although the situation and brewing style vary, below are some answers to the questions:
If your brewery is with the package of bottling, canning, or kegging, usually it will need one brewery serving tank for every 4 or 5 fermenters. Typically it will cost 2 days for beer to stay in a brite tank to clarify and adjust carbonation levels. And
most fermenters will store the beer for 10-20 days.
Brite tanks allow for greater clarity, while allowing you to transfer yeast in a more complete way. When you take the yeast out of the conical container, you will leave a layer of yeast on the walls of the container and in the cone. This kind of yeast prevents other yeasts from swarming because the similar charge has a significant effect on the clarity of the beer. Another beer please! The bottom of the Pro Brite tank is a 5-degree dish, so that the final flocculated yeast remains at the bottom of the tank and cannot enter the final beer, whether it is packaged beer or draft beer. This is why the brew bar chooses to draw directly from the brite tank to the faucet. Suck the light beer to the end!
Before cleaning, refill the Brite tank 10 times
Before being completely emptied and drained, the Brite tank is usually kept pressurized 10 times by filling and draining. They do not need to be cleaned like fermenters, because they did not develop the same Clausen production line. This saves a lot of time and carbon dioxide.
The Volume for Beer Volume in Brite Tank Can Be Easily Measured
Normally, you will produce 100% beer in a Brite tank, which helps you make a packaging plan. A conical tank will always leave a portion of the beer, because you are usually from the shelf arm and the yeast sediment level will be different. You never know how much beer you have drunk. Due to the known capacity, brite storage tanks can also be conveniently used for tax determination.
For young beer, after the fermentation process is completed - after ideal adjustment, carbonation and storage, beer becomes a mature and comprehensive craft beverage. For this application, Brite beer cans (or BBT) can be used in this process.
The design of BBT usually consists of the top of the toric sphere, the cylinder and the bottom of the toric sphere. These tanks work under pressure-so they are insulated and equipped with cooling jackets, safety fittings, CIP components and manholes for internal access.
Brewery serving tanks can be produced in various capacities and sizes according to the capacity of the brewery. The tanks can be installed outdoors when necessary (or when the capacity is larger).
Your beer serving tank is the last container that your beer touches and becomes a perfect mature, clear and drinkable beverage.
Although the engineering design and function of bespoke brewing solutions Brite tanks are almost less complex than that of breweries, these containers have important functions.
The most important function is that BBT can transfer your beer from the fermentation tank, allowing you to get another batch of wort for fermentation.
BBT also helps to stabilize before packaging. When your fermentation tank needs to run at a higher fermentation temperature, you need to run your beer and bright tank at a lower temperature to mature the beer and bring the carbonate to the correct level.
The bright tank is a pressure-rated temperature-controlled tank at the bottom of the tray, which is used to hold beer and prepare for packaging. The term "bright" refers to "bright beer", that is, the beer becomes bright (clear) through filtration, centrifugation, clarification and/or maturation. In most breweries, the beer is filtered after leaving a single tank or large tank container and then directed into a bright tank. If you want to perform forced carbonation of beer, you can perform on-line carbonation of beer under pressure between the fermentation tank or ice storage tank and the bright tank. In this case, the beer should reach the bright tank with full carbonization. For carbonization (or adjustment) in the tank, the bright tank will be equipped with carbonized fossils, through which the carbon dioxide is forced to disperse fine bubbles into the liquid for rapid dissolution. Carbonized stone is usually made of porous stone or sintered stainless steel. After carbonation, beer can be bottled or barreled (or both) directly from bright tanks. Since bright cans are the last stop before packaging, quality assurance should be paid attention to at this stage. The carbonization has been carefully checked, and a series of tests will be carried out in the brewery’s laboratory.
In larger breweries, color can be added in the bright tank stage, and pre-isomerized hop extract or hop oil can be used to adjust the bitterness and aroma. In the artisanal brewery, in addition to the above-mentioned functions, bright tanks can also perform multiple functions. Since many craft beers are not filtered or clarified, the beer sent to the bright tank may not be bright at all. The beer may have added flavor to the bright can. For example, the volatile flavor of honey is not always maintained during fermentation, so many honey beers have honey added in bright tanks, where it adds some sweetness, flavor and aroma. For similar reasons, coffee or coffee extracts are often added here. Bright cans are also often used to mix one or more beers to create something new.
Bright tanks are sometimes used as mixing tanks for beer that will be bottled. Here, the beer will be mixed with the starting sugar and possibly with new yeast for re-fermentation. Then, the beer is bottled from bright cans (or, in rare cases, barrels). In brewpubs, the bright can is usually also a serving can; beer can flow directly from this can to the faucet in the bar.