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Old 08-26-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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When a brewery uses a 20bbl mashtun/lautertun, a 20bbl kettle/whirlpool, then they say they are using 40bbl fermenters. Are they producing 40bbls of beer on a 20bbl system or are they putting two batches into one fermenter, or are they leaving a ton of headspace? I was just trolling around on the used brewery equipment for sale on the internet and didnt know.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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Normally doubling batches on top of each other.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
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Normally doubling batches on top of each other.
+1... they prolly have the entire porcess running at the same time.... sort of like how some of us double batch on a two burner system.... except much bigger scale
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:35 PM   #4
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Two batches (or more) into one fermenter. Some will brew one batch in a day, aerate, pitch and then brew the remainder the next day and dump into the fermenting beer.

There is a brewery here that has a 60bbl brewhouse and a coupe 360bbl tanks. Takes six consecutive batches to fill that bad boy up
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Okay, that makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up. So you could technically have a 8bbl brewhouse, and use 30bbl fermenters, just putting 3+ batches in there.
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