BREWERY VESSELS

Fabdec designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of high quality hygienic stainless steel vessels for the brewery industry to individual requirements.

Fabdec is a Shropshire-based engineering company with proven capabilities in the design and manufacture of high quality stainless steel vessels for the Brewery and Dairy sectors.

Specialists in hygienic vessels, pressure vessels and thermal transfer technology, we can custom manufacture to individual requirements.

Size, shape, fittings and accessories can all be accommodated through our product engineering and design facilities.

All designs can be modelled in 2D and 3D plus finite analysis and electrical schematics, all using the latest in design software.

LIQUOR TANKS

Hot & Cold Liquor Tanks

Hot liquor tanks are used to heat the strike and sparge water. Cold liquor tanks cool the wort down to a fermentable temperature after boiling.

 

Key Features

  • Outstanding insulation against heat loss
  • Outstanding insulation against heat loss
  • High grade stainless steel
  • High quality immersion heaters
  • Built-in recirculation systems available
  • Rotational outlet

Mash Tuns

Mashing converts the starches released during the malting stage into sugars that can be fermented. The milled grain is mixed with hot water in a large vessel known as a mash tun where the grain and water are mixed together to create a cereal mash.

The result of the mashing process is a sugar rich liquid or “wort” which is then strained through the bottom of the mash tun in a process known as lautering. Mash tuns have a mixing paddle on the bottom to ensure that the mix of water and malt is constantly.

 

Key Features

  • High grade stainless steel
  • High grade stainless steel
  • Rectangular manway for easy rake-off
  • High quality wedge wire – 34Sb profile
  • Unique sparge arm and CIP assembly
  • Multiple manifold outlets for even draw-off
  • Lids or open top
  • Rotational outlet

Brewing Kettles & Wort Coppers

The ‘Copper’ wort kettles are used to produce an intense boil, required for the brewing process. The wort is boiled in the kettle at atmospheric pressure, and through careful control the inlets and outlets on the external boiler, an overpressure can be achieved in the external boiler, raising the boiling point by a few Celsius degrees. Upon return to the boil kettle, a vigorous vaporisation occurs. The higher temperature due to increased vaporization can reduce boil times up to 30%.

Key Features

  • Unrivalled PU foam insulation. The outer cladding feels cold to the touch. Minimal heat loss.
  • Unrivalled PU foam insulation. The outer cladding feels cold to the touch. Minimal heat loss.
  • High grade stainless steel
  • Internal mesh hop filter
  • Drip ring assembly steam vent
  • 1 or 3 phase electrical supply with high quality immersion heaters
  • Rotational outlet

Fermentation Dished Atmospheric

 

Key Features

  • Range of client configurable options
  • Range of client configurable options
  • Insulation quality
  • Cooling jacket zones
  • Recirculation inlet for use with Hop Master
  • CIP integrated level sight glass
  • Internal finish quality

Fermentation / Conditioning Dished Pressurised

 

Key Features

  • Fermentation and Conditioning in same vessel
  • Fermentation and Conditioning in same vessel
  • Range of client configurable options
  • Insulation quality
  • Cooling jacket zones
  • Recirculation inlet for use with Hop Master
  • CIP integrated level sight glass
  • Internal finish quality

Fermentation Conical Atmospheric

 

Key Features

  • Range of client configurable options
  • Range of client configurable options
  • Insulation quality
  • Cooling jacket zones
  • Variable racking point
  • Recirculation inlet for use with Hop Master
  • CIP integrated level sight glass
  • Internal finish quality

Fermentation / Conditioning Conical Pressurised

 

Key Features

  • Fermentation and Conditioning in same vessel
  • Fermentation and Conditioning in same vessel
  • Range of client configurable options
  • Insulation quality
  • Cooling jacket zones
  • Variable racking point
  • Recirculation inlet for use with Hop Master
  • CIP integrated level sight glass
  • Internal finish quality

MASH TUNS

Mash Tuns

Mashing converts the starches released during the malting stage into sugars that can be fermented. The milled grain is mixed with hot water in a large vessel known as a mash tun where the grain and water are mixed together to create a cereal mash.

The result of the mashing process is a sugar rich liquid or “wort” which is then strained through the bottom of the mash tun in a process known as lautering. Mash tuns have a mixing paddle on the bottom to ensure that the mix of water and malt is constantly.

 

Key Features

  • High grade stainless steel
  • High grade stainless steel
  • Rectangular manway for easy rake-off
  • High quality wedge wire – 34Sb profile
  • Unique sparge arm and CIP assembly
  • Multiple manifold outlets for even draw-off
  • Lids or open top
  • Rotational outlet

KETTLES & COPPERS

Brewing Kettles & Wort Coppers

The ‘Copper’ wort kettles are used to produce an intense boil, required for the brewing process. The wort is boiled in the kettle at atmospheric pressure, and through careful control the inlets and outlets on the external boiler, an overpressure can be achieved in the external boiler, raising the boiling point by a few Celsius degrees. Upon return to the boil kettle, a vigorous vaporisation occurs. The higher temperature due to increased vaporization can reduce boil times up to 30%.

 

 

Key Features

  • Unrivalled PU foam insulation. The outer cladding feels cold to the touch. Minimal heat loss.
  • Unrivalled PU foam insulation. The outer cladding feels cold to the touch. Minimal heat loss.
  • High grade stainless steel
  • Internal mesh hop filter
  • Drip ring assembly steam vent
  • 1 or 3 phase electrical supply with high quality immersion heaters
  • Rotational outlet

FERMENTATION

Fermentation Dished Atmospheric

Key Features

  • Range of client configurable options
  • Range of client configurable options
  • Insulation quality
  • Cooling jacket zones
  • Recirculation inlet for use with Hop Master
  • CIP integrated level sight glass
  • Internal finish quality

Fermentation / Conditioning Dished Pressurised

 

Key Features

  • Fermentation and Conditioning in same vessel
  • Fermentation and Conditioning in same vessel
  • Range of client configurable options
  • Insulation quality
  • Cooling jacket zones
  • Recirculation inlet for use with Hop Master
  • CIP integrated level sight glass
  • Internal finish quality

Fermentation Conical Atmospheric

Key Features

  • Range of client configurable options
  • Range of client configurable options
  • Insulation quality
  • Cooling jacket zones
  • Variable racking point
  • Recirculation inlet for use with Hop Master
  • CIP integrated level sight glass
  • Internal finish quality

Fermentation / Conditioning Conical Pressurised

 

Key Features

  • Fermentation and Conditioning in same vessel
  • Fermentation and Conditioning in same vessel
  • Range of client configurable options
  • Insulation quality
  • Cooling jacket zones
  • Variable racking point
  • Recirculation inlet for use with Hop Master
  • CIP integrated level sight glass
  • Internal finish quality

HOP MASTER

Hop Master

Hop Master ensures a consistent, efficient extraction of the oils and aromas from dry hops/hop pellets into your beer. Recirculating the beer through the Hop Master increases contact with the hops, thus giving a more effective infusion of the hop constituents.

The design also helps ensure any large particles are separated from the beer products.

Key Features

  • Efficient extraction of hop constituents allowing improved late hop character or reduced usage
  • Dissolved oxygen pickup minimised
  • Effective retention of hop organic matter
  • Easily emptied and cleaned in place

BREWERY EXPERTISE

Dimple Plate Technology

The ice water/glycol flows through the integrated wrap-around thermoplates that cover the inner vessel wall. Made using Fabdec’s unique dimple plate technology, plates are tested to high pressure for strength and durability.

Unrivalled Insulation

Polyurethane CFC-free insulation is injected between the inner and outer cladding. This creates high rigidity and excellent insulation, thereby reducing heat loss
and running costs. It also means the outer cladding can be touched without the risk of being burnt.

Robotic Welding Technology

State-of-the-art manufacturing. Bespoke to meet individual needs.

DAIRY

MILK COOLING SYSTEMS, MILKING SYSTEMS, MILK COOLING SPARES, MILKING SPARES

WATER HEATING

DOMESTIC, RENEWABLE, SLIMLINE, COMMERCIAL, WATER HEATER SPARES

HEAT RECOVERY

SMART-HEAT, SPAR-HEAT PLUS, EXO-HEAT, DUAL-HEAT, THERMOPLATES, HEAT RECOVERY SPARES

SPARES

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