Brewing is the process of making beer. Beer is made using various types of grains. Barley is the most commonly used type of grain, but beer can also be brewed using wheat, rye, oats, and other grains. Flowers called hops are usually added, contributing bitterness, aroma, and flavor to the beer.
Breweries are companies that make beer. There are over 7,000 breweries in the United States, including macro-breweries, craft breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs/taproom breweries. It’s a multibillion-dollar industry that employs millions of workers.
The brewing process consists of four main steps: malting, mashing, boiling, and fermenting. Additional steps in the brewing process can include lautering, conditioning, filtering, quality control, and packaging. Different breweries use different brewing techniques and ingredients to create their products. Today’s brewery companies use the latest technologies and components to ensure a safe, high-quality product.
Hoses play an important part in the brewing process. Breweries use hoses for several purposes:
Hoses are used to transfer liquids at various stages of the brewing process, including the transfer of water during mashing, hot wort during brewing, and cooled wort during fermentation. They are also used to add adjuncts or flavorings (spices, fruits, etc.) to the beer during different stages of the brewing process. Hoses are often used to transfer beer from fermentation vats to conditioning tanks.
Hoses with valves and fittings control the flow of liquids between different vats and equipment, helping to regulate the brewing process, ensure accurate ingredient additions, and prevent spills. Hoses are used to circulate cleaning solutions and sanitizing agents through various parts of the brewing equipment to remove residue, bacteria, and yeast that may be present after each brewing cycle. During the packaging process, hoses allow for the efficient filling of kegs and bottles.
For Over 30 Years, ASJ Industrial Hose and Fittings Has Been Serving the Needs of North American Brewers
When North American brewers need hoses that meet the industry standards to ensure the safety and quality of the beer, they turn to ASJ Industrial Hose and Fittings. Hoses are our specialty. We’ve been providing the highest quality hoses to the brewing and other industries since 1982.
ASJ Industrial Hose and Fittings carry a wide selection of hoses, clamps, valves, and related products suitable for a wide range of applications. Since we maintain a large inventory, most hoses and other components are available for immediate shipping or pickup. Our knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you find the perfect hoses for your needs.
We provide hoses and hose accessories for a variety of industries. In addition to breweries, we also supply hoses used in the oil and gas, construction, food and beverage, concrete, and chemical processing industries.
You can reach ASJ Industrial Hose and Fittings online through our website or by (951) 735-1351 to place an order or get a quote. If you’re based in the Riverside County area, we invite you to visit our Corona, CA, facility at 1033 E. 3rd St..