Brewery Silos

Brewery silos in powder-coated or stainless steel. As with all of our grain storage solutions they come made-to-order with turn-key integration & service.

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Fully Cured Powder Coating

Top-quality powder coating protects the silo, the product, and the appearance of the brewery.

Custom-Made

Each unit is engineered for the brand, local climate, seismic area, and municipal codes for ease of permitting.

Dust-Tight Discharge Gates

Our custom solution eliminates leakage, protecting grain and resisting infestation.

Single-Piece welded builds

Bolt-less and seamless interiors resist hang-ups and ingress which can cause mold contamination.

Silos allow significant savings on grain and typically generate positive ROI for breweries at about 2000 BBLs annual production. This is because, aside from the significant savings of being able to buy grain in bulk, silos present a few other benefits. They allow grain/malt to be stored for longer, the automated systems save a lot of money via man-power, and although silos can be placed inside when needed, they typically free up a lot of floorspace by taking the storage outside.

Corrugated-Wall Silos

Corrugated silos can be used when they will be sheltered from the elements and when budgets are extremely tight (as they are bolted together onsite). But because of the nature of their materials and design, they should only be used in a pinch. This is because corrugated silos are meant to be mechanically filled, not pumped into by a grain truck. The fluctuating pressure from pneumatics (not to mention the expanding and contracting caused by temperature variations) cause bolts to come out and leaks to form. Corrugated-wall silos also tend to let more moisture in overall, lose the inner galavinization to attrition, and get grain stuck in nooks and crannys.

Smooth-Wall Silos

Forums are full of comparisons of smooth and corrugated wall silos, but in an effort to compare apples-to-apples, the comparisons are about bolt-together smooth walls and bolt-together corrugated walls. But the nature of bolt-together is the main problem. The main benefit of smooth-walled silos is they can come manufactured in a single piece. Single-piece, smooth-walled silos are the best solution for brewers, hands-down. Grain doesn’t get stuck, there’s more protection from moisture, and, because no screws are involved, a number of other options are available such as vibratory flow-assists for applications where the outlet slope must be under 30°.

The ABM Silo Advantage

Any type of silo can be made to fit any space whether that means custom dimensions, materials, components, or features. Our silos come with a number of advantages specific to the brewery world including specialized, leak & dust-free discharge gates. We also negate the need for ladders with level indicators and help breweries navigate municipal restrictions with a variety of creative strategies.

3 mild steel silos beside a stainless steel silo

As shown on the left in the image above, silos can be manufactured in stainless steel for spent grain and fitted with non-clogging pumps that can be run dry.

Par for the course, our silos are North-America-made exclusively with high-grade steel & components and feature:

  • High-quality interior and external powder coating
  • Tubing legs and bracing for cleanliness and durability
  • Fill pipes with radius elbows and scroll boxes for reduced product damage
  • Horizontal bands for full structural support
  • Vent lines to reduce dust buildup on the roof and surrounding surfaces
  • Filter bags for the vent line
  • Top non-venting manholes
  • Enclosed auger boots for product integrity and cleanliness

OPTIONAL COMPONENTS:

  • Dust bag house mounts
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Caged ladders & grip roof rails

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Silos

Brewery silos in powder-coated or stainless steel; as with all of our grain storage solutions they come made-to-order with turn-key integration & service.

Get A QuoteBack To Grain Handling

Silos allow significant savings on grain and typically generate positive ROI for breweries at about 2000 BBLs annual production. This is because, aside from the significant savings of being able to buy grain in bulk, silos present a few other benefits. They allow grain/malt to be stored for longer, the automated systems save a lot of money via saved man-power, and although silos can be placed inside when needed, they typically free up a lot of floorspace by taking storage outside.

Corrugated-Wall Silos

Corrugated silos are fine solutions when they can be sheltered from the elements and when budgets are tight (as they are bolted together onsite). But because of the nature of their materials and design, those are the only main scenarios where they should be used. This is because there is a catch-22 with their design. Corrugated walls are protected from rust by galavinization, which wears off with high throughput. But because of the gutter nails’ tendency to work their way out and create rust over time, product needs to be moved through it quickly to avoid spoiling. Aside from this, corrugated silos tend to let more moisture in, and grain has more opportunities to catch and mold, both jeopardizing your malt’s shelf-life.

Smooth-Wall Silos

Forums are full of comparisons of smooth and corrugated wall silos, but in an effort to compare apples-to-apples, the comparisons are about bolt-together smooth walls and bolt-together corrugated walls. But the nature of bolt-together is the main problem. The main benefit of smooth-walled silos is they can come manufactured in a single piece. Single-piece, smooth-walled silos are the best solution for brewers, hands-down. Grain doesn’t get stuck, there’s more protection from moisture, and, because no screws are involved, a number of other options are available such as vibratory flow-assists for applications where the outlet slope must be under 30°.

The ABM Silo Advantage

Any type of silo can be made to fit any space whether that means custom dimensions, materials, components, or features. Our silos come with a number of advantages specific to the brewery world including specialized, leak & dust-free discharge gates. We also negate the need for ladders with level indicators and help breweries navigate municipal restrictions with a variety of creative strategies.

3 mild steel silos beside a stainless steel silo

As shown on the left in the image above, silos can be manufactured in stainless steel for spent grain and fitted with non-clogging pumps that can be run dry.

Par for the course, our silos are North-America-made exclusively with high-grade steel & components and feature:

  • Generous interior and external powder-coating
  • Tubing legs and bracing for cleanliness and durability
  • Fill pipes with radius elbows and scroll boxes for reduced product damage
  • Horizontal bands for full structural support
  • Vent lines to reduce dust buildup on the roof and surrounding surfaces
  • Filter bags for the vent line
  • Top non-venting manholes
  • Enclosed auger boots for product integrity and cleanliness

OPTIONAL COMPONENTS:

  • Dust bag house mounts
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Caged ladders & grip roof rails

Fully Cured Powder Coating

Top-quality powder coating protects the silo, the product, and the appearance of the brewery.

Custom-Made

Each unit is engineered for the brand, local climate, seismic area, and municipal codes for ease of permitting.

Dust-Tight Discharge Gates

Our custom solution eliminates leakage, protecting grain and resisting infestation.

Single-Piece welded builds

Bolt-less and seamless interiors resist hang-ups which can cause mold contamination.

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