Micro Distillery

Ripley distillery tanks – responding to a new market

Ripley is currently in the process of bringing in the materials needed to respond to the requests for building Micro-Distillery tanks. We are currently looking to explore opportunities to represent distilleries in Canada.


 

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Fermentation Tank

Ripley’s fermentation tanks are used by distillers and brewers as holding tanks for liquid that requires time to ferment.

Dimensions to be determined by RSL and customer
Capacity Nominal capacity plus 25%
Top Head ASME dished head (gauge varies based on tank diameter
Lifting Lugs (2) lifting lugs – minimum
CIP Removable CIP & fixed spray ball (180° up, 65mm) on 3” TC with 1½” TC line down to working height
Vent Line Only on tanks larger than 60HL

1½” or 2” TC vent line from top head to working height

Sidewall thickness & size varies based on tank size
Bottom Cone 55° to 60° cone angle, 2” knuckle radius to cone – thickness varies based on tank size
Cooling Jacket on sidewall and bottom cone – number of zones determined by tank size

Maximum “20” psi working pressure, 1” to 1½” FNPT inlet / outlet

Thermowell (2)½” FNPT 10” thermowells
PRV (1) 1½” to 2” TC Vacuum Pressure relief valve on top head or vent line tee.
Legs 4-5 pipe legs depending on tank size including bracing and adjustable feet
Insulation 2” insulation on sidewall and bottom cone only – minimum R12 value
Cladding All welded 14 gauge cladding on sidewall & bottom cone
Manway 14” x 18” side oval in/out swing “no lip” manway

(also manufactured by Ripley Stainless Ltd)

Sample Valve 1” TC RSL Sample valve
Drain (1) 1½” or 2” TC butterfly valve c/w “J” pipe
Racking (1) 1½” or 2” TC butterfly valve
Tank Material All quality inspected 304 stainless steel alloy
Exterior Finish 2B with all welds ribbon polished
Interior Finish  2B with all welds TIG welded with heat stain removed
Tank Pressure Maximum “14.9” psi

 

Options for an Extra Charge:

  • Bright exterior spin polish
  • RSL 18” Swivel cone manway
  • Cooling Jacket – maximum”35” psi working pressure – maximum”50” psi working pressure
  • 13” x 17” side oval manway
  • Sample valve options
  • 1½” or 2” Butterfly valve on vent & CIP lines
  • Copper banding
  • Rotating sprayheads
  • Interior weld finish ground and polished to 120 grit

All tanks are fabricated using standard material sizes and normal beer tank dimensions.

Ripley Stainless Ltd. is a custom tank fabricator and can design and fabricate tanks to suit your specific requirements. Shop drawings must be approved prior to fabrication.

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Mash Tun/ Mixer Tank

Mash Tun, Mixer Tank is also known as a Mash Tank.

Primarily used for beer, mixing crushed grain and hot water. As are all of Ripley Stainless tanks, these are made to your specs.

 

Type (2) Vessel Brewhouse Systems
Capacities 10HL – 30HL
Dimensions To be determined by RSL & Customer

Top: 12 gauge cone, certified 304, 2B stainless steel alloy

1½” TC CIP with, (2) sprayballs

6” dia. vent stack with condensate ring x 10’ tall with china top

16” x 20” rectangular opening and lid – no seal

30 RPM, 2-3hp motor & drive unit for hand lifting mixer paddles

All inside welds are TIG welded with heat stain removed

Sidewall 14 gauge sidewall, certified 304, 2B stainless steel alloy

Steam heating jacket in (2) zones – Maximum “35” psi working pressure

1½” x 1” Whirlpool inlet

10” long thermowell, ½” NPT

¾” HD sight gauge tubing for volume level

2” insulation

14 gauge stainless steel all welded cladding, #4 spin polish finish

All inside welds are TIG welded with heat stain removed

Bottom 12 gauge 2-stage cone, certified 304, 2B stainless steel alloy

1½” TC drain

14 gauge stainless steel all welded cladding, 2B finish

(4) Stainless steel legs with adjustable feet

All inside welds are TIG welded with heat stain removed

Stainless Steel Working Platform

Dimensions

to be determined by RSL & Customer

Approximately 4’ between (2) vessels

Approximately 3’ high c/w railing and stairs

Bolted to tanks

Fiberglass decking

All 304, 2B stainless steel framework construction

Swing Link Panel Mounted in front of stainless steel platform

(9) outlets and (1) pump mount (pump not included)

1½” tubing with DN 40 unions on face of swing link panel

All other not regularly used fittings are 1½” TC

Piping – For complete (2) Vessel Brewhouse System 1½” sanitary tubing connects Swing Link Panel to tanks

(7) 1½” TC butterfly valves

Connections for Heat exchanger & pump

TC unions are also provided so that Brewhouse can be disassembled for shipping & installation

(1) 1½” TC butterfly valve behind swing link panel for tangential inlet to Brew Kettle

The Ripley Stainless Standard (2) Vessel Brewhouse system is so unique that you could add a third vessel to reduce your brew turn over time.

To plan for the third vessel we can also provide (4) extra ports in the Swing Link Panel, a second pump, provisions in the electrical panel and adjust the platform to accommodate the third tank.

*Valves not included

 

Options for an Extra Charge:

  • 1½ or 3 HP pump with VFD x 1½” TC fitting 
  • Heat Exchanger for 10-25HL system (Off shore & USA models available) 
  • Stainless Steel Electrical Control Panel – Brewhouse 
  • Stainless Steel Electrical Control Panel – Fermentation Tanks 
  • Butterfly Valves 
  • DN Fittings 
  • Stainless steel pump cart 

All tanks are fabricated using standard material sizes and normal beer tank dimensions.

Ripley Stainless Ltd. is a custom tank fabricator and can design and fabricate tanks to suit your specific requirements. Shop drawings must be approved prior to fabrication.