What is a Fermenter and how does it work?

A Conical Fermenter

Our Conical Fermenters are the perfect solution for brewers looking to optimize their fermentation process. With a range of tank sizes from 3 to 90HL, we have the perfect size for any brewery.

These fermenters are designed to create the ideal environment for yeast to convert sugars into alcohol and CO2, resulting in high-quality beer. The conical shape of the tanks allows for the yeast to settle at the bottom of the tank, making it easier to remove and harvest.

One of the key features of our Conical Fermenters is their durability and longevity. Made from high-quality materials, they are built to withstand the demands of commercial brewing operations. Additionally, they are designed for easy cleaning and sanitation, ensuring that your beer stays free of contaminants.

A conical fermenter is a specialized vessel used for fermenting beer. It is typically made of stainless steel and has a cone-shaped bottom that allows yeast and other sediment to settle at the bottom of the vessel during the fermentation process. Here’s how it works:

  • Wort (unfermented beer) is transferred to the conical fermenter from the brew kettle.
  • Yeast is added to the fermenter, and fermentation begins. As the yeast consumes the sugars in the wort, it produces alcohol and carbon dioxide.
  • During fermentation, the cone shape of the bottom of the fermenter allows the yeast and other sediment to settle at the bottom of the vessel, away from the beer. This makes it easier to separate the beer from the sediment when it is time to transfer the beer to a bottling or kegging vessel.
  • The fermenter may also have a temperature control system to maintain the ideal temperature for the yeast to work, which is typically between 65°F and 75°F (18°C to 24°C).
  • After fermentation is complete, the beer is either transferred to a secondary fermenter for conditioning or directly to a bottling or kegging vessel.

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