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Click here to go to "Carbonation Stones" 

A carbonation stone is designed to be directly mounted via a Tri Clamp fitting on the lower part of a brite beer fermentation tank. Carbonation stones are made from sintered stainless steel SS316, with a submersible porous body that diffuses CO2 gas directly into beer. In an ideal system, the stone is mounted on the bottom part of the fermentation tank providing for the longest distance for CO2 to travel to the head. Some brewers use a carbonating stone inside a conical fermenter (or Uni Tank), rather than a brite tank, but we'll leave it to your imagination as to what you can accomplish. All Tri Clamp carbonation stones have the following features:

  • 1½ inch Tri Clamp fitting mounts on tank ferrule
  • ¼ inch FNPT gas connection
  • ¼ inch FNPT fitting
  • ¾ inch x 6 inch 20mm diffusing stone
  • 2 micron porosity
  • Stainless steel SS316 body
Important

Do not touch the porous body of a carbonation stone with your bare hands. The oil on your skin may clog the pores. We recommend using a tightly knit cloth or rag when handling carbonating stones.

Click here to go to "CIP Spray Balls" 
Clean-In-Place Spray Balls

Spray balls are used in the beverage industry to simplify the interior cleaning of tanks and piping. A fermentation or brite tank can be showered with high-velocity water and/or chemicals on the interior, causing a sheeting action down the vessel walls removing residues and sanitizing the tank. CIP spray balls are not only faster, but significantly safer for workers by removing the need for hand scrubbing and exposure to cleaning agents.

Rotating vs. Fixed / Pin-Style

Much like the rotating arm of a dish washer, a rotating spray ball offers cleaning advantages over a fixed or pin-style CIP system. A rotating spray ball can create a scrubbing like effect and offer better coverage. Stationary spray balls may not provide sufficient impact (pressure applied to the cleaning surface), or if any of the pores happen to clog, particularly in a mash tun or brew kettle, often create a 'dead spot' where manual cleaning is necessary.

Click here to go to "Hydrators / Hoppers / Sparge Arms" 
Grist Hydrators

A grist hydrator, typically an accessory for brew kettle / mash tuns, sits atop the tank and is used to rapidly hydrate the milled malt and adjuncts, as they are fed into the tun and mixed with hot, or sometimes cold, water. A conical hopper can be attached to the top of the hydrator to help the feeding process.

Conical Hoppers

Stainless steel conical hoppers, often paired with a grist hydrator, ease the loading of grain into a mash tun, or other brewing vessel.

Sparge Arms

Stainless steel sparge arms extend into a fermentation tank, like a mash tun with a rotating rake, via a Through Wall fitting. The perforated rows then allow hot or cold water to be sprayed ("sparged") onto the grain while it is | Being agitated to produce wort. The perforated screen or milled screen false bottom collects the water, leaving the grain, now called "wort" to be moved to a brew kettle for the next stage of the distilling process.

Click here to go to "Pressure Gauges NPT" 

Rear mount pressure gauges are often attached to a CIP (?clean in place?) system pipe via a spool, to gauge water pressure being fed to the spray ball. A ball valve is commonly used to regulate the flow of water into the CIP pipe. A bottom mount pressure gauge is likely found on top of a tank to monitor interior pressure. Whichever mount suits your needs, the ability to quickly and easily read the pressure gauge is most important. We recommend either a teflon tape or more permanent liquid to seal the gauge / vacuum to the NPT fitting.

Click here to go to "Pressure Relief / Vacuum" 

Pressure relief valves, as the name suggests, relieve interior tank pressure when it rises above the 14.7 PSI (1 atmosphere). Our tanks are warrantied as a low pressure system. A pressure vacuum valve prevents the interior pressure from going below -1.5 PSI and thus potentially imploding the tank. Situations where this may occur is during a quick cool down, such as after a cleaning process, or when draining quickly.

Click here to go to "Racking Arms" 

The racking arm is an integral part of a cyclindro-conical fermenter. Typically found in the bottom cone of the fermentation tank, the arm is rotated slowly downwards drawing off clear liquids until the fine sediment of yeast begins to trickle through. At that point a ball valve will close off flow. Racking arms are designed to be used in conjunction with a slippery gaskets (typically a PTFE) which allows them to rotate while maintaining a fluid seal. Our bestseller by far is the 60 degree arm, but we have 90 degree racking arms available for smaller tanks where you can insert the elbow.

Click here to go to "Rims Tube Kits" 

A Tri Clamp RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash Sytem) tube kit is designed to help maintain a constant temperature during the sparging process, acting much like an inline water heater. The Tri Clamp fittings allow for quick & easy disassembly for cleaning. The kit consists of two tubes to enclose the electrical element.

Click here to go to "Sample Valves" 

A Tri Clamp sample valve is the brewing artisans most powerful ally. Commonly attached to a conical fermenter, bright beer tank, or brew kettle, sample valves provide final verification of a brew well done. We happily carry Tri Clamp Perlick sample valves, which are compatible with Perlick accessories like carbonation testers, or are famous for their hanging buckets. Our Tri Clamp Keofitt line of sample valves offer the easiest in sanitizing by permitting liquid to be poured through. The Keofitt knob is spring loaded.

Click here to go to "Sight Glasses / Gaskets & Seals" 

A Tri Clamp sight glass offers a rare glimpse into the magical world of brewing. Whether you're looking at color consistency in an inline process view, or want to peer deep into the inner tank itself (may we suggest our electric LED sight glasses mounted on a tank ferrule), a sight glass answers the call. Each stainless steel sight glass comes apart for easy cleaning, and we?ve even heard of them being repurposed into fermenter yeast collection cups.

Click here to go to "Sight Level Valves & Tubes" 

Sight levels harness the power of fluid dynamics to show the level of product inside a tank. They are commonly used in conjunction with a sample valve or drain. The busada polycarbonate is ideal for cold tanks, but may suffer warping in a hot liquid environment. For the latter, we strongly suggest the borosilicate glass tubes, designed to withstand the hot liquids of brewing tanks.

Click here to go to "Thermometers & Thermowells" 

Thermowells work in unison with thermometers to provide accurate readings inside the tank. A 6 inch thermowell is mounted on a non-jacketed tank, while the 9 inch well accounts for the additional thickness of a jacketed tank. Each takes their respective (6" or 9") thermometer.

Click here to go to "Through Wall Fittings" 

Through the Wall fittings are an elegant solution to attaching Tri Clamp components inside a tank, commonly a mash tun sparging arm, CIP spray ball or liquor tank herms coil. Through the Wall fittings attach to an exterior tank ferrule (Tri Clamp 2 ½) and protrude their Tri Clamp connection into the tank.

Click here to go to "Pipe Stand Offs" 

Pipe, or tubing, stand offs are a simple solution to keep CIP or drain pipe outside the tank stable.

 
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