Crawford's 7 Barrel Brewhouse: Superior Small Batch Brewing
Crawford Brewing Equipment's 7 barrel brewhouse is perfect for the brewery that is looking for onsite sales with limited distribution. Brew your limited run beers, and seasonal offerings in this steam-fired 7 barrel tank.
All brewhouse tanks and heads are made of stainless steel with a #4 finish. Metal inert gas (MIG) process is used on all exterior welds and food grade tungsten inert gas (TIG) process is used for all interior welds. All outer skins are polished stainless steel with TIG welds. All vessels are insulated double wall construction, creating a very energy efficient system. All brew houses are fully assembled and tested in our shop prior to shipment to site.
Our 7 BBL Brewhouse Has Everything You Need
Our 7 barrel offering is handcrafted by our team, like your favorite beer is handcrafted by you. Enjoy American made craftsmanship in every batch.
Small Batch Brewhouse Design
Our standard 7 barrel brewhouse offering is a partially skid mounted system that includes a 7 barrel steam fired brew kettle, pre-piped in our shop. The brew kettle is matched up with a 7 barrel mash tun and 15 barrel hot liquor tank, allowing the brewer to make double batches in a day to increase production. The brew kettle has tangential side port for optional whirlpool process following the boil. The vessels are oversized so the brewer can deliver a full 7 barrels of wort to the fermentation vessels. Stainless steel dimple jackets are utilized on the vessels to maximize steam energy transfer into the wort, decreasing wait time before boiling. All vessels are fitted with internal clean in place ball system.
All pumps, valves, heat exchanger, and process piping are included to provide a complete system. The boiler can be set next to the skid at the brewery where final pipe connections are made.
Our 25 gallon grant/hop back provides an accessible location to take wort samples during the lautering process. The grant is also used by many brewers to dry hop their wort after the boil is complete. High and low level sensors inside the vessel control the main transfer pump to maintain the correct flow in the process. The grant/hop back has a removable wedge wire false bottom for easy cleaning and sanitation.
The brewer’s platform is custom fitted to match each brewhouse system. Made from a perforated, non-slip fiberglass material the brewing platform allows the brewer easy access to the control panel and manways on top of the vessels. The brewhouse system has been designed to minimize elevation and only requires three steps from ground to top of platform.
Brewing Control Panel
The brewing control panel allows the brewer to set HLT temperature setpoint and monitor mash tank and brew kettle temperatures. Transfer pump mode and speed are also controlled at the panel. Each control panel is built in the USA, prewired and tested in our shop, and is UL listed for the specific job location.
Keg Washer The custom-fitted keg washer allows 2 kegs to be cleaned and sanitized at the same time. The keg washer rolls into place along the front of the brewhouse and utilizes the main transfer pump to circulate cleaner through the kegs. An experienced operator can clean up to 20 kegs per hour with this system.