Brewery Holzhausen – Old technology rediscover: Brewery without pump
The lightness of gravity, it works even without a pump!
Anyone who has taken a closer look at how breweries were designed and built in earlier times will notice that there was a very widespread scheme/concept.
On the ground floor there was the brewhouse with a large pump under the mashing/wort kettle. The lauter tun is arranged above the pan in order to be able to lauter with the help of gravity. With a brewhouse pump, the hot wort was then transported to the top of the refrigerated ship, from where it could flow via a sprinkling cooler into the fermentation cellar below. Hoses were stored in storage tanks, which are located one or more floors below the fermenting cellar.
So there was the large mash/spice pump and a small turbid wort pump.
It is generally known that a poorly functioning pump can cause permanent damage to the wort. So why invest a lot of energy in optimizing the pumps when you can do without them?
--- Date: 12.11.2019 Time: 15:00 - 15:20 Location: Forum BrauBeviale | Hall 1, stand 1-350