The Little Beer Corp -  temperature control

The Little Beer Corp - temperature control

The Little Beer Corp - temperature control
The Little Beer Corp - temperature control
The Little Beer Corp - temperature control

'Vigo offer two things: Firstly, great gear ...all of the equipment comes from great manufacturers .... Second, and even more importantly, they offer great service ... They are true professionals and their service is amazing.'

Jim Taylor, The Little Beer Corporation

Case Study Overview

The Little Beer Corporation is a microbrewery which produces a variety of styles of "adventurous" beers from around the world Owner Jim's production aims were ...

  • In-tank product temperature control system
  • Air conditioning system in store room
  • Good & reliable temperature control
  • We supplied, installed and commissioned a complete temperature control system consisting of a Chilly Max 110 heating & chilling unit, Speidel tanks with heat-exchange jackets & a Thermofan air conditioning unit.

    The Little Beer Corporation is a microbrewery, founded by Jim Taylor, and based in Guildford. They produce a variety of around 10 styles of "adventurous" beers from around the world, including crystal rye IPA, milk stout, Vienna lager, barley wine and bocks. Quality, variety and creativity are the watch-words of The Little Beer Corporation.

    Having sourced brewing plant, they required stainless steel fermentation and conditioning vessels. A system to control in-tank fermentation and conditioning temperatures along with air conditioning of a store room was also required.

    Vigo supplied, installed and commissioned a complete temperature control system, which included:

    • 4 Speidel stainless steel tanks with heat exchange jackets
    • Chilly Max 110 cooling and heating unit
    • Ring main to circulate coolant from the chiller to each tank
    • FermFix thermoregulation kit on each tank to control and display the individual temperature on each tank
    • Thermofan air conditioning unit to control room temperatures, run off the same system

    See the system in action in The Little Beer Corporation video!

    UPDATE: The Little Beer Corporation was recently sold to The Crafty Brewing Co.

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    'A lot of micro-brewers spend all their start-up money on the Brew-house. But in actual fact, the kit that is needed at this front end, doesn’t have to be all that sophisticated. So I chose to put a relatively high proportion of my funds into getting new fermenting and conditioning tanks and really good temperature control of these. Really good temperature control of fermentation, makes the difference between mediocre & good beer.

    Vigo offer two things. Firstly, great gear ...all of the equipment comes from great manufacturers and the Speidel tanks are world-class. Second, and even more importantly, they offer great service – which is really important to any brewery. They are true professionals and their service is amazing. You can ring their engineers with questions at any time, and they’ll help you out. If it can’t be fixed on the phone, they’ll come and see you and will do the job properly – as opposed to rushing on to another job.

    Going with Vigo was a good decision. I’d recommend them without reservation to other brewers.'

    Jim Taylor, owner, The Little Beer Corporation

    UPDATE: The Little Beer Corporation was recently sold to The Crafty Brewing Co.

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