Mashing is a key part of the distilling process converting the starches to fermentable sugars. We have several mashing systems to meet your requirements. Whether you will distill wort, a full mash (grain-in), or other starches, we have the equipment.
- Malt mills & augers
- Mash tuns - open top or with rake & plow
- Filter presses for all size systems
- Jacketed mash tuns for steam heating and/or cooling
- Sparge pumps & grants
When it comes to mashing grains there are several options.
In the first method, the grains are mashed in the mash tun and then the mash (grains and all) are chilled in the mash tun and then pumped to the fermenter. This requires a double jacketed mash tun (for heating and cooling).
In the second, the grains are mashed in the mash tun and then the lauder / sparge process separates the wort from the grains through a plate heat exchanger and then to the fermenter:
In addition to traditional mash and lauter tuns used to separate the mash from the grains, a filter press can be used for any size system. The mash is pumped into the filter press, made up of a series of plates with fine mesh filters. After filling, the press is purged and internal bladders inflate to squeeze the mash, producing a finely filtered wash. Great for recipes that would clog a standard filter (100% rye or wheat!), a time saver for double batching, and produces an extremely efficient extraction.
For more information on mash presses, visit our Mash Press Brewing