Malt Handling

Malt handling is the foundation of your beer and greatly impacts the cost of your most expensive ingredient. We help maximize space and budgets with system that work.
Our equipment and integration methods minimize dust, maximize ROI, and produce great yields. And with in-house engineering, fabrication, and integration, we offer the best quality for the dollar.

STORAGE

Silos

SILOS

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.

ABM Brewery Bulk Bag Unloaders

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.
Brewery Specialty Hopper

SPECIALTY HOPPERS

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.

CONVEYING

Flex & Straight Augers

FLEX & STRAIGHT AUGERS

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 difficult to adapt to new applications.

Chain Disk Conveyor

CHAIN DISK CONVEYORS

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.

Pneumatic Conveyor

PNEUMATIC CONVEYORS

Using compressed air, pneumatic conveyors are for larger breweries. They can move malt at about 4000 feet per minute but are expensive and very hard on product.

Silo Discharge Gate

DISCHARGE GATES

The standard element for feeding grain from silos to augers, quality discharge gates prevent waste and reduce dust. Since most breweries have an issue with pests around silos, we’ve developed a custom solution that eliminates leakage.

Rotary Feeder

ROTARY FEEDERS

Operating essentially like a contained water wheel, rotary feeders allow pressure differentials while controlling the flow of malt from bins to conveyance systems like chain disks and pneumatic conveyors.

Bucket Elevators

CHAIN CONVEYORS

Chain conveyors are the fastest, gentlest method of conveying grain but take up a lot of space. For this reason they’re used when applicable to dump from grist to mash as quickly as possible.

WEIGHING & MILLING

Process Scale

SCALE HOPPERS

Our sister company, A-1 Scale, designs and calibrates all of our systems. The most common method used for automated portioning is a scale hopper, but different applications can call for different solutions.

Process Controls

PROCESS CONTROLS

Process controls allow automation of various process functions. These controls can be as complex as needed and can dynamically auto-correct different stages of processes. Our standard solution comes with 5 inputs.

Floor Scale

FLOOR SCALES

Simple floor scales are used for special batches, smaller quantities of ingredients added manually, and for small breweries.

Mill

ROLLER GRINDERS

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.

Grist Case

GRIST CASES

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. We make them to order with custom shapes, colors, and features.

Dust Collection

DUST COLLECTION

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.

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