Grain & Malt Handling
We make all varieties of hoppers with custom features, shapes, and colors. Used for specialty brews and small breweries, specialty hoppers allow smaller portions of malt to be staged before grinding. Learn More Here.
BULK BAG UNLOADERS
Our specialty BBUs are the best in the industry. They facilitate the most efficient use of supersacks and come in low-profile, hoist & trolley, stainless steel, and other options. Learn More Here.
Our silos are made-to-order with custom shapes, colors, and features. Also known as malt bins, silos store large quantities of malt, allowing bulk purchases and fewer loading instances. Learn More Here.
An auger is a tube with a corkscrew-like shaft snaked through it. A motor rotates the shaft, progressing the grain. Flex augers use PVC tubing and a flexible shaft allowing angled sections. They are the cheaper conveying method but are hard on product and not modular. Learn More Here.
By pulling segmented disks through a tube, chain disk conveyors can transfer grain in special conditions like about consecutive tight corners. They can move grain more quickly than augers and are gentler on grain, improving yield. Learn More Here.
Using compressed air, pneumatic conveyors are for larger breweries or silo fill lines. They can move grain upwards of 4000 feet per minute but are expensive and very hard on product, especially malt. For this reason they’re typically used silo-mill or at low pressure between truck and silo. Learn More at ABMEquipment.com
Chain conveyors are the fastest, gentlest method of conveying grain but are rarely used because they take up a lot of space and are expensive. But when possible, they deliver the highest yields and consistency possible. Numerous chain configurations are available, allowing them to go up steep inclines.
Milling & Weighing
The more finely malt is milled the greater the extract production but the more likely you will run into problems during wart separation and degradation during conveying. We carry up to quad-roller mills which grind up to 8,000 lbs./hr. Learn More Here.
Grist cases are mini silos which relax mill schedules by staging grain after grinding and before mashing. This steel vessel is particularly crucial when a brewhouse shares a floor with the mill room. They’re made-to-order with custom shapes, colors, and features. Learn More Here.
SPENT GRAIN PUMPS
Spent grain is heavy and rich in bacteria as it was soaked but not boiled. Pumps are expensive but keep the workspace clean, save backs, reduce labor, and mitigiate liability. Because of inevitable dry runs and moisture inconsistency, we only recommend XERIC pumps. Learn More Here.
SPENT GRAIN SILOS
Spent grain silos are smooth-walled stainless or powder-coated mild steel with steep (typically 60°) bottoms. Ideally they will be raised enough that trucks can get under them and will store 2 days’-worth of grain in case pick-ups are missed or there are unexpected increases in production.
Small, contained mill rooms can get by with frequent cleaning, but excessive airborne debris is hard on the lungs and creates cleanliness and safety issues, particularly when wet. Our solutions reduce hazards and always satisfy the latest NFPA regulations.
Simple floor scales are used for special batches, smaller quantities of ingredients added manually, and for small breweries.
Click here to browse floor scale models on A-1Scale.com
Reach out for a quote, more information, or just to talk about your process. We love discussing new ideas and want to hear about your application.
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