As we covered in a previous article on factors to consider in your brewery chiller selection, it’s critical to choose the right-sized system for your brewery’s unique needs. Too-small chillers can’t achieve desired glycol temperatures, and too-large ones can’t meet desired refrigerant requirements. Taking a just-right approach is the secret to keeping your brewing processes cool – and your brew flowing smoothly.
So, what’s the best-sized brewery chiller for you? Much of it comes down to these six calculations:
- Beer volume (BBL)
- Pull-down/crashing loads
- Active fermentation heat load
- Wort heat exchanger secondary heat load
- Brite tank holding load
- Heat loss compensation
Read more on these six calculations to determine the right-sized brewery chiller for your operation below.