Brewtronix Overview: Our technology reduces the amount of experience required by the brewery staff, reduces the number of brewery staff employees, and reduces the amount of annual energy consumption. Early upfront brewhouse design engineering reduces the lifecycle operational and maintenance costs of the brewery, an estimate annual savings of $30,000 to $50,000 per year. This makes the new start up brewery more competitive when entering the market.

PLC Autonomous Mash Control - allows repeatable multistage mash techniques and controls brewery temperature settings. Remembers recipe set-points for sharing within the alliance. Logs record energy usage allocation and create a capital improvement strategy for the brewery.

Hybrid Brewing Energy System

  • Solar (Photovoltaic/thermal) provide 24/7/365 energy savings
  • Tankless water heater saves energy by heating brewhouse water only when you need it
  • Biomass Boiler - turns spent grain into brewery fuel

​The PLC Software monitors the energy usage of the brewery and our company makes recommendations for capital improvements, infrastructure re-investment strategies and help with applying for energy grants.

The Brewtronix Technology is a suite of technologies.  First, Brewtronix is a turnkey brewery controller programmed to handle the hot and cold side of the brewing operations.  Secondly, Brewtronix coupled with the engineering services provides the expertise for the integration of environmentally sustainable practices and technologies into the brewhouse's operations and design.   

We provide the complete Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) design and integration into your brewery.  We supply the complete electrical control systems to achieve more productivity from your brewing equipment. This includes:

  • PLC Program development, fully documented
  • Control panel, wired and bench tested
  • Touch Screen (HMI) program development
  • Onsite commissioning, de-bugging, start-up assistance, and upgrade planning
  • Wiring and installation guidance

(Placeholder image: ​Have Michael provide some screen shots of the HMI and controller being bench tested)

Brewery Technologies in the Design Lab

Passive Refrigeration - Air-side HVAC economizers can save energy in buildings and breweries by using cool outside air as a means of cooling the indoor cold storage space and fermentation tanks.  Whenever the HVAC system, keg cooler, or the fermentor is calling for cooling and the temperature outside is cool enough, it is economical to shut off the compressor, and bring in cool outside air to satisfy the cooling needs of the cold keg storage area or the fermentor building. Such is the function of an air economizer system. We’re developing a door fan and accompanied engineered fabric ducting controlled by a thermostat and thermostatic switch that allows cold ambient air to provide a cooling load from chilly air to the beer cellar and cold storage area during the colder winter months.  These systems can be custom fit into the brewery applications to help reduce operating costs.     

Brewtronix MLBTCMobile Leasable Brewery and Training Center. The Brewtronix technology and a 4 BBL brewhouse designed into two shipping crates, one refrigerated for cold storage. The advantage for breweries in the start-up phase is they can avoid initial high capital investment costs and can simply lease the mobile brewery to their site. Once leased, the brewery generates a cash flow and the proprietors can continue to get their brewery designed and online. Then the MLBTC can be relocated to the next leaseholder.

Spent Grain Wood Pellet Mill. Breweries have a common problem with the disposal of spent grain and the unpleasant odors associated with storage. Currently, many breweries simply store spent grain outside waiting for local farmers to come pick up the grain for use as livestock feed. We’re designing a spent grain press and wood pellet mill, affordable to the microbrewer or to a coop service provider that can 1) separate the residual wort from the spent grain, 2) press the spent grain to a minimal moisture content, 3) be mixed with binding agents and/or sawdust to produce farm feed pellets or wood pellets as biofuel, and 4) be affixed to a dump truck for expedited service throughout the metropolitan region.

In place Mash Filter Press Bag. An inflatable mash press bag inserted into the mash and/or lauter tun that is inflated to press the mash and extract more wort than conventional methods. The use of an inflatable bag in the mash tank avoids the mess and work of removing spent grain from the mash tun and placing the spent grain into a separate mash filter press machine.   

Brewery Consulting and Engineering Design Services