Wort Cooler


The Wort Cooler reduces the temperature of wort to the required pitching temperature. In breweries, cooling is typically performed after wort boiling and trub separation.


For wort cooling a plate heat exchanger is used. The cooling process is done in one or two stages. In a single-stage process cold brewing water is used as the single cooling medium. The brewing water can be cooled to approx. 1 °C in a separate chiller operated with glycol, ammonia or brine. The wort enters the plate heat exchanger at about 100 °C. Due to the interaction of the hot wort and the cold brewing water in the heat exchanger, the temperature of the wort is lowered to approx. 2 – 3 °C while the temperature of the brewing water is raised to about 80 °C. The brewing water is used for the next brew, so the energy is returned to the brewing process. In a two-stage process, the hot wort is first cooled by brewing water to approx. 20 °C and then secondly by glycol, ammonia or brine to the pitching temperature. The warm brewing water can also be used for the next brew.

  • High energy efficiency with brewing water as cooling medium
  • Customized modular design with a standard PLC
  • Skid mounted for easy installation and start-up
  • Hygienic execution and full CIP capability

Typical Technical Data

Capacity10 – 2.000 hl
Materialaccording to requirements (1.4301/AISI 304, 1.4404/AISI 316L, …)
Optionsdifferent automation levels; remote maintenance access; booster pump; wort cooler; yeast pitching


JMR EUROPE Sp. z o.o.
Sobieskiego 11/204-C
40-084 Katowice

Tel: +48 (32) 352 04 24
Kom: +48 601 424 429
E-mail: jmr@ceti.pl


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