Brew Houses

Brew Houses

The brew house is the beating heart of your brewing operation. A weak, inefficient heart cannot be exerted and doesn’t last. A durable and efficient brew house from Alpha Brewing Operations ensures your brewery every opportunity to thrive. We outfit small brew pubs to regional breweries from 5bbl to 40bbl. We understand that each brewer has his, or her own brewing methodology and budgetary requirements, therefore Alpha offers varying levels of automation and customization of two, three and four vessel brew house configurations.

Horizontal Tabs

Designs
Brew House Design by Alpha Brewing Operations
Designs

At Alpha we focus on our core capabilities and strive to perfect our craft within that framework. Therefore we limit our brew house projects to between 5 barrel capacity, up to 40 barrel capacity. We have developed solutions for the local brew pub, or the regional production and packaging brewery. Not trying to do it all allows us to do it well within our self-imposed limitations.

We do not lean on cookie-cutter brew house designs like many of our competitors. We have yet to find two brewers exactly the same and therefore rarely do we build two systems identically. Certainly we have “standard” designs, but we remain fluid in our approach to each project. We outfit 2, 3, 4 vessel and combination “combi” systems. Tank design, platform design, automation features and process piping are a few of the multiple ways in which Alpha designs for space, for process flow, for budget and for expansion. We design for success.

Automation
Brew House - Full Auto Screen - Alpha Brewing Operations
Brew House - Semi Auto Screen - Alpha Brewing Operations
Automation

Great beer can be brewed by many means. Our automation options range from semi-auto to what we call our “full-auto” package. Our Semi-auto control system is a clean and simple control panel housing the various contactors, switches, fuses and potentiometers needed to regulate temperature and control pumps and motors.

Alpha brew house automation systems are not designed to take the craft out of brewing, but rather to increase mechanical and chemical efficiencies while facilitating that all essential product consistency. Our “full-automation” package features, well…Features! We have bulleted a list below of key features and conveniences that give the brewer the ability to “step away” periodically during a brew to attend to other tasks.

Features
Brew House Brewing Equipment - Alpha Brewing Operations
Brew House Brewing Equipment - Alpha Brewing Operations
Brew House Touch Screen Brewing Equipment - Alpha Brewing Operations
Brew House Brewing Equipment - Alpha Brewing Operations
Features
  • Unitronix Color Vision 12.1″ touch screen with programmable logic controller (PLC)
  • ABB brand variable speed drives for pumps and motors
  • Remote control of certain brew house and cellar tank functions via ethernet, or wifi
  • Air actuated transfer valves
  • One touch commands for fluid transfers, sparge and vorlauf.
  • Step and Turbid mash program with recipe storage and recall (for steam heated systems)
  • Add hops timer with recipe storage and recall
  • LED stack lighting system indicates operation status at a glance
  • Timer setting for automatic rakes
  • Motorized steam valves for temperature modulation
  • Cellar tank control from the brew house touch screen
  • Auger start/stop control
  • Micro SD card – log, backup, clone and more.
  • 2 years of free program updates