RYE RIVER

PROJECT SPECS

JOB TITLE

24hL Brewhouse

COMPANY

Rye River

LOCATION

Kilcock Co Kildare

DURATION

8

WEEKS

OBJECTIVES

  • Commissioning Brewhouse
  • Commissioning Fermenter Farm

RYE RIVER

24hL Brewhouse

Rye River Company is a beer producer for a wide range of end users in the craft beer industry.

The facility is a 24hL Brewhouse 5 vessel, 2 utility tanks and 17 fermenters (from 24hL to 100 hL) that include 80 hardwire IOs.

Customer Requirement

  • Produce over 6 brews a day
  • Lautertun runs below 2hours
  • User-friendly HMI
  • Password-protected recipe
  • Brewhouse reporting by vessel with step-by-step breakdown of process
  • Brewhouse C.I.P.
  • Water brew to rinse each vessel individually

Brewhouse Layout (in this order)

  1. Mashtun
  2. Lautertun
  3. Wort Receiver-Kettle
  4. Whirlpool

MWCS during Project :

  • Supports the customer and mechanical contractor on the layout of pipe work.
  • Subcontracts and supervises electrical work for the Brewhouse & Tank farm.
  • Commissions of the Brewhouse at the facility, does full IO testing, and changes of hardcode setting and parameter during commissioning.
  • Creates correct recipe with master brewer to get best result of equipment time-wise & quality-wise. (flow rate, temperature, timing etc)
  • Water brew system will individually rinse each vessel of the Brewhouse. This system allows the customer to rinse the Brewhouse between beer’s change of color while in production . (e.g., dark beer to clear beer). MWCS approaches the project with the customer to explore requirements and different solutions. With the system in place, the customer can now save more than 5 hours between changes of color.