BrauKon VitaProp Pro

Fully automated yeast system for ideal growth

The fully automatic yeast system VitaProp Pro provides a complete, fully automated process for pure yeast culture, simultaneous yeast propagation, assimilation, dosing and wort removal. Furthermore, simultaneous propagation from several yeast strains is made possible thanks to each propagation tank having its own peripheral equipment. The use of mass flow meters ensures an exact dosage quantity of wort for yeast propagation and of yeast into the wort flow. When doing so, the dosing rate and the flow velocity are calculated, resulting in the most uniform distribution of yeast possible throughout the entire wort cooling period.

Simple, user-friendly control

During propagation, circulation and aeration cycles can be controlled using two separate input screens. The circulation rate is controlled by the pump velocity and by the opening angle of the control valve and guarantees an optimal distribu­tion of yeast throughout the wort. Thanks to the preservation of yeast cells, high viability (> 98 %) with extremely rapid cell reproduction rates occurs.

Maximum product safety

The yeast tank is intermittently cleaned by the CIP system, just like a fermentation tank. In this process, spraying devices and the circulation pipe are used to fill the yeast tank with cleaning medium. All pipes can be reliably flushed with individually adjustable flow rates thanks to a screw spindle pump which simultaneously serves as the CIP return pump. In addition, all pipes including the product-conducting and CIP pipes can be sterilized due to the use of the combined air-steam pipe. Through the consistent use of leak-safe double-seat valves including dead-space cleaning, cross-contamination is reliably avoided.

Optimal conditions for the propagation of yeasts

BrauKon VitaProp Pro

All facts at a glance

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    • Efficient and defined processes deliver consistent and vital yeasts
    • Complete fully automated process
    • Cell reproduction rates > 55 mio/24h and > 300 mio in total/72h
    • Very high viability via preservation of yeast cells and optimal aeration
    • Simultaneous propagation from several yeast strains possible due to each tank
      having its own peripheral equipment
    • Exact inline wort removal and yeast dosage by means of differential
      measurement from 2 mass flow meters
    • Modularly expandable
    • All pipes, attachment parts, tanks etc. are inline CIP/SIP compatible
  • Procedure

    Inline yeast dosage in the wort flow

    Because the VitaProp Pro is integrated in the wort flow, yeast can be dosed directly into the cold wort flow from every tank. The dosing rate is calculated based on the desired dosage quantity and dosing time. This results in the most uniform distribution of yeast possible throughout the entire wort cooling period. The wort is aerated in the downstream wort aeration unit.

    Propagation and aeration

    The circulation and aeration cycles can be controlled using two separate input screens. The rate of circulation is controlled by the pump velocity. Aeration and circulation times can be individually adjusted depending on the selected strain of yeast. This results in optimal propagation conditions for every yeast.

    Cleaning

    Every yeast tank is cleaned using the CIP system. Spraying devices and the circulation pipe are used to fill the yeast tank with cleaning medium. All of the tank’s product-conducting pipes are reliably flushed with the cleaning medium, thus guaranteeing reliable product safety.

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Benefits

  • Efficient and defined processes deliver consistent and vital yeasts
  • Complete fully automated process
  • Cell reproduction rates > 55 mio/24h and > 300 mio in total/72h
  • Very high viability via preservation of yeast cells and optimal aeration
  • Simultaneous propagation from several yeast strains possible due to each tank
    having its own peripheral equipment
  • Exact inline wort removal and yeast dosage by means of differential
    measurement from 2 mass flow meters
  • Modularly expandable
  • All pipes, attachment parts, tanks etc. are inline CIP/SIP compatible

Inline yeast dosage in the wort flow

Because the VitaProp Pro is integrated in the wort flow, yeast can be dosed directly into the cold wort flow from every tank. The dosing rate is calculated based on the desired dosage quantity and dosing time. This results in the most uniform distribution of yeast possible throughout the entire wort cooling period. The wort is aerated in the downstream wort aeration unit.

Propagation and aeration

The circulation and aeration cycles can be controlled using two separate input screens. The rate of circulation is controlled by the pump velocity. Aeration and circulation times can be individually adjusted depending on the selected strain of yeast. This results in optimal propagation conditions for every yeast.

Cleaning

Every yeast tank is cleaned using the CIP system. Spraying devices and the circulation pipe are used to fill the yeast tank with cleaning medium. All of the tank’s product-conducting pipes are reliably flushed with the cleaning medium, thus guaranteeing reliable product safety.

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