The Brewtools System
Brewtools B40pro and B80pro are designed for maximum flexibility. There are many ways of using the system based on personal prefrence, what kind of accessories you have and your your brewing area is set up. Below, we will explain the principles of the system and the possibilites it gives you. We recommend watching the demo video to get an overview on how the system works.
The tank and malt pipe is built from SS304 stainless steel with a thickness of 1.0.mm All outlets and ports on the tanks and valves are 34mm Tri-Clamp for maximum flexibility. The flanges and steel parts are cast in SS304 stainless steel, and CNC machined. The pump features a 24V brushless motor, it's quiet and powerful and the speed is controlled from the touch-screen. All tubes are 16x25mm food grade high quality silicone, with high transparency. The entires system is designed and built to withstand rough use and many parts are manufactured by hand.
The basic principle in the system is a tank with a conical bottom with heating elements, a temperature sensor, a center pipe that's easily removable, an outlet port on each side and a 3-way valve in the bottom which makes it possible to circulate both over the grains and through the lower outlet and counterflow cooler or tube at the same time with full flow control. This makes it easy to keep the maintain accurate temperature outside the malt pipe as you circulate the wort around and the malt pipe and up over the grains. The dip-tubes has two o-rings that makes them easy to adjust to the desired angle. If you brew with a lot of hops, you can adjust the dip-tube accordingly to prevent too much hops in the circulation and into the fermenter.
The right 3-way valve is used to choose the input for the pump. You can pump from the inlet dip-tube or from a second tank, usually for sparge water. In the standard setup without extra 3-way valves, this valve is also used to drain the wort to the fermenter.
Out of the box, the B40pro and B80pro comes with one 3-way valve. This is a good start, and you can try the system and get to know if before you expand. You can circulate the wort over the grain, and it's also possible to use a tube to circulate from the lower outlet to the left outlet and create a whirlpool (needs an extra dip tube) during mashing and also if you use an immersion cooler. You can also use our counterflow cooler for efficient cooling, without an extra 3-way valve on the left outlet. Using the system this way, you need to cool all of the wort down to pitching temperature before you drain to the fermenter. If you sparge using other methods, you can move the single valve to the left side, and combine it with a counterflow cooler. You connect the sensor holder directly to the right output port.
Using two 3-way valves you get more options. The main advantage is that you can pump the wort directly to the fermenter, before everything is cooled down. Depending on cooling water temperature and pressure, our counterflow cooler can cool the wort down from 60-70 degrees to 20 degrees directly. With a 3-way valve on the left outlet, and an extra inline temperature sensor you can measure the temperature of the wort returning from the cooler and pump directly to the fermenter when pitching temperature is reached. The tube used to drain the system when cleaning is manually connected to the lower outlet.
To avoid making a mess when disconnecting the cooler for cleaning and draining, many users want to have a third 3-way valve on the lower outlet. The brewing can be done without disconnecting tubes and it's all very nice and tidy.
There are a lot of other different ways you can set up your system, and many of our customers already have setups we never thought of. If there are any parts or components you need to make your setup perfect, please let us know.