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When Is a Brite Beer Tank necessary

Time: 2021-09-20 Comment: 42

Why do some pro brewers use a brite beer tank as opposed to just buying more Uni Tanks. SItuations and brewing styles may decide if you need it or not.

If you are bottling, canning, or kegging a brewery will typically have one brite tank for every 4-5 fermenters. Beer will usually spend 2 days in a brite tank to clarify and adjust carbonation levels while most fermenters hold the beer for 10-20 days. 


(The picture is 1000L Brite Beer Tank for Denver US customer)

A Brite Tank allows for greater clarity while allowing you to transfer off the yeast in a more complete way. When you pull the yeast out of a conical you leave a layer of yeast on the walls and in the cone. That yeast discourages other yeast from flocking out due to the like charges which has a significant effect on beer clarity. Brite tank has a 5 degree dished bottom which causes the final yeast that flocculate out to stay on the bottom and not find its way into the final beer, be it packaged or on draft. This is also why brew pubs choose to draw directly from brite tanks to the taps. Draw clear beer to the end! 

By Jessie Min

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