Project: Devil’s Peak
“A great project, everything was in line with the budget and on time. An amazing achievement given the complexity of the project.”
The story of Devil’s Peak began at the foothills of the famous Devil’s Peak Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa in 2012. Inspired by a passion for beer, during a time when South Africa’s beer industry was fairly mundane and lacked in excitement. Passion paved way for business opportunity and investment in some bigger brewing capacity. Quick growth resulted in moves from a garage facility in Somerset West, near Cape Town to a brewery and Taproom in Salt River, under the nose of Devil’s Peak Mountain and finally a state of the art brewery in Epping, Cape Town.
Devil’s Peak co-founder JC Steyn initially brewed his craft beer specialties on a small, secondhand 15-hl system. As demand for the special beer grew rapidly and Devil’s Peak achieved enormous popularity within a few years, the brewery had to expand. For the planned new building, the brewery relied on equipment “Made in Germany”. For economic and ecological reasons, the brewery also opted for cooperation with local, South African suppliers and service providers.
BrauKon supplied the malting plant, a 4-vessel brew house (80 hl) with a separate whirlpool as well as three CIP stations. BrauKon also carried out the complete installation of the 20 tanks (80 to 400 hl). The BrauControl Pro automation system is used to automatically control the entire production, including the pressure tank and Kieselguhr cartridge filter. The highly efficient lautering system BrauKon SpeedKon is also party of the brewery plant. For the South African project, we combined key technology from Germany with local expertise and successfully installed a state-of-the-art brewery on the other side of the world.