Compressed Air Solutions for Breweries

Compressed Air Solutions for Breweries

For years, craft beer has been gaining popularity at a prodigious rate. As a result, all kinds of technologies intended to improve and streamline brewing operations have arisen. Newcomers to the craft brewing industry may be surprised to learn just how many of these technologies rely on air compressors in order to function. At BOGE, we manufacture a vast array of high quality air compressors that can be used for a variety of applications within the craft brewing industry.

Scroll Air Compressors in the Craft Brewing Industry

Some brewing processes that require compressed air are best performed by an oil-free air compressor. Aeration is a good example of one such process. Aeration involves introducing oxygen to a brew’s yeast cultures during the fermentation process. Using an oil-lubricated air compressor to accomplish this task could result in product contamination. So, in order to preserve the quality and taste of their beverages, many brewers choose oil-free compressors for this purpose.

The scroll air compressor is an excellent choice for anyone in need of an oil-free compressed air solution. A scroll air compressor operates using two interlocking compression screws that never actually touch, and thus do not create any friction, eliminating the need for lubricants. Scroll air compressors are a natural choice for brewing applications that would be negatively affected by oil-based contaminants.

Screw Compressors in the Craft Brewing Industry

Brewers also use air compressors for applications where lack of oil is less important than power and efficiency. Bottling and canning are two such applications. Many brewers find screw compressors to be very useful for these purposes.

In fact, the acquisition of one of BOGE’s screw compressors, the BOGE C 30, made it possible for Red Hare Brewing Company to start canning their own beer. They were the first brewery in Georgia to do so. We at BOGE were thrilled to have a hand in helping Red Hare make craft brewery history.

Aeration, canning, and bottling are just a few of the many applications for air compressors in the brewing industry. If you would like to learn more about how our scroll air compressors, screw compressors, or other products can be used for craft brewing, give us a call at 770-874-1570 or send an email to usa@boge.com.