The process of making beer, wine or cider can be relatively simple, or as complex as you want it to be! In today’s world, many Colleges and Universities offer degrees in the art of craft beverages. These programs deal with soil composition, growing conditions, different species of plants, fermentation, chemical reactions, and the production of alcohol.1 When a student has graduated from a program of this sort, he or she is entering the world as a scientist more than anything else!
Having Viticulture & Enology programs available to learn these crafts have allow people to put a tremendous amount of time, effort and care into these processes. Producers will find unique niches within their production to make their creation one of a kind!
How can you be sure to not limit yourself, and allow yourself to find that unique process for your product? One thing you can do is to make sure you don’t limit your abilities with equipment! Having equipment that is higher rated and/or larger than your current production needs will allow you to grow into a successful business by experimenting and trying new things.
One trend that you may have noticed is that carbonated/sparkling beverages have been popping up more and more frequently. From Kombucha, to Seltzers or even plan ol’ sparkling water, these beverages are more popular than ever before. It is estimated that the soft drink industry alone totals over 65 billion dollars in sales annually!2 Knowing that these drinks are rising in popularity, you may want to think about having a pressure rated tank that can produce these types of products in the future, even if they are in your catalog at the moment.
With a pressure rated tank, you can also displace any oxygen with a different inert gas, allowing you to seal the contents of your tank in an aseptic environment. This will help discourage bacteria growth and you can store/transport your goods for a long period of time without spoiling issues.
When all is said and done, having a pressure rated tank certainly gives you a few options that you wouldn’t have with a standard holding tank. If your budget, space and production allow for it, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a tank or two with some pressure ratings. You never know when you might want to try something new and introduce a totally unique item to your product line! Contact CSC
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