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DUB Co
03-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Ive always carbonated in kegs because my volume was so small. For small volume, lets say 1-3 bbls, is a brite tank really necessary??

I guess my major question is.. In your opinion what is a better return on investment. If I have a fixed amount to spend should I spend it on more fermenters or should I get a brite or two?

Thanks guys
Brad

soia1138
03-16-2015, 08:51 AM
My vote would be more fermentors. You can ferment all the way to crash and carb in one tank. It works well until you get to a certain volume it seems, then some brights in the mix will help.

RipRap
03-18-2015, 09:13 AM
Im curious of this as well. We're starting a brewery and will be using plastic conicals at first. We have been discussing whether to carbonate in the keg or get a brite tank.

Bainbridge
03-18-2015, 09:28 AM
Get A Brite Tank

barleyfreak
03-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Get A Brite Tank

While you're at it, get two.

For me, as a brewpub, I have 4 FVs and 4 BTs, 8 taps, and many-hours-flipping-cleaning-filling-kegs. Depends on if you're a brewpub/taproom or production only, but one big brite is worth a lotta little kegs in your valuable time, IMO.

Dave

soia1138
03-18-2015, 09:53 AM
Im curious of this as well. We're starting a brewery and will be using plastic conicals at first. We have been discussing whether to carbonate in the keg or get a brite tank.

In this case I would certainly say yes to the brite. You will carbonate much faster and more consistently. It's just not a blanket answer whether or not to go with a brite.

3guysandabeerd
03-18-2015, 01:36 PM
GET A BRITE TANK we started using small plastic tanks we have gotten bigger one they make small 3-5 brites if you can afford one get it we went with 2-7bbl brites changed my product completely also get a co2 tester like a zahm negel they maybe expensive but worth it we tried the ( that looks great mouth feel is great good to go ) WRONG WE WERE WAY OFF on are carbonation
so what im saying get a brite tank make a schedule for your brewing and transfers and you wont look back
cheers matt 3GB