HOPTOWER

Dry hopping equipment

Raw materials:

Hop pellets, fruit, and other flavorings  

Maximum load capacity

30 kg

General description

The ZIP HOPTOWER is to be used in the fermentation cellar and can be connected to the fermentation vessels after the primary fermentation is over or to the BBTs after the beer is filtered. The purpose of the dry hopping procedure is to dissolve the aroma compounds, known as essential oils, in the beer, leaving the bitterness units unchanged. The equipment features an enlarged contact area between the raw materials and the hot wort flow, both hop flowers and pellets can be utilized.

The inlets design and disposition inside the ZIP HOPTOWER allows for the beer to be pumped into the vessel and mixed vigorously. Due to the turbulent flow, the extraction rate is maximized at a reduced time. The operation principle of the equipment ensures reduced oxygen uptake, minimizing its damaging effects. The beer flow between the fermentation vessel and the dry hopping equipment is created by use of a pump, by means of the generated overpressure. The equipment is easily cleaned and CIP-ed through built-in multiple cleaning heads; the hop slush is discharged through a designated opening.

Thanks to its large load capacity, the ZIP HOPTOWER will be ideal for dry hopping of bigger amounts of beer.

Technical data

Volume: gross 260 liters
Height: 2440 mm
Pressure: max. 2 bar
Material: Stainless steel (304)
Outer surface: brushed and polished
Inner surface: polished, the joint are polished in food industrial quality
Insulation: 50 mm

Fittings

1 glass manhole on the top of equipment (diam. 450 mm)

2 beer inlets on the side of equipment with manual valve

1 beer outlet at the bottom of the tank with manual valve

3 CIP cleaning heads on the inside of equipment

3 sight glasses on the side of the equipment

1 pressure regulator

1 membrane manometer

1 CO2 inlet on the top of the equipment

4 foots with wheels