Category: Stainless Steel Tanks

Shopping for Used Brewing Equipment? 4 Things to Consider

Stainless steel brewing equipment in a modern brewing factory.

Consider size, price, and the supplier when shopping for used brewing equipment.

Trying to find just the right used brewing equipment may make you feel like Goldilocks. Some equipment might be too expensive, while other equipment could be too big or too small for your specific brewery. How do you find the equipment that is just right?

As you’re researching and considering your options, you’ll want to take size, the amount of equipment you need, price, and customer service into consideration.

Let’s take a look at what you’ll want to look out for as you shop for used brewing equipment.

How to Find the Right Used Commercial Brewing Equipment

1. The Equipment Size

When it comes to investing in the right equipment for your brewery, size absolutely matters. If you’ve been in business for a while and you can estimate roughly how much you’ll do in sales, you probably already know what size tanks you need.… Read more

Something’s Brewing Across the Beer Industry: 3 Trends to Look Out For

Did you know beer is the oldest recorded recipe in the world? If you think about how prevalent beer is in our society today, the fact that the first documentation of the beer brewing process dates back to 5,000 B.C. may not come as a surprise to you.

In fact, it’s probably harder to find an event or place that doesn’t have beer. More times than not, you can count on alcohol making an appearance at parties, holidays, picnics, happy hours, and sporting events. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Beer being tested within a brewing factory

Beer manufacturers need to be aware of changing consumer interests, growing competition, and retailers like convenience stores.

But macro beer manufacturers worldwide are encountering a challenge they haven’t seen in decades: declining consumer demand.

While beer isn’t going to disappear from restaurants, bars, and supermarkets any time soon, beer manufacturers must reinvent themselves and adapt to changing consumer interests and an evolving market.… Read more

The Most Common Questions about Milk Pasteurization Answered

Pasteurized milk or raw milk? Proponents for milk pasteurization argue that the process slows the growth of dangerous bacteria to prevent contamination and keep people safe, while those in favor of raw milk are suspicious of the pasteurization process and claim that it kills important nutrients we need.

A jug and glasses of pasteurized milk sitting on a wooden table

There are many questions about pasteurization and if it’s safer than raw milk. Get answers to some of the most common milk pasteurization questions.

With so many myths and theories floating around out there, what’s actually true about milk pasteurization? Here are some frequently asked questions about the pasteurization process and milk production.

1. When Was Pasteurization Invented?

Pasteurization was invented in 1864 as the solution of a problem with wine going bad during the fermentation process. France was facing this problem until the 1800s, and no one knew why – until Louis Pasteur. He found that the reason wine was spoiling and having a nasty, sour taste was because microorganisms were converting the alcohol content into acetic acid.… Read more

5 Key Advantages of Horizontal Storage Tanks

Stainless steel tanks aren’t one-size-fits-all piece of equipment. Oftentimes, this means having to spend time researching tanks to determine what shape and size is right for your storage and transportation needs. While a vertical tank may make sense in some situations, there are other circumstances where a horizontal stainless steel tank wins out. Let’s take a look at some of the prime advantages and benefits of a horizontal storage tank.

Horizontal steel storage tanks sitting on the first floor of a factory.

Horizontal steel storage tanks offer many advantages, including being more efficient and more affordable to transport.

1. Easy Mobility and Transportation

Horizontal storage tanks are often used within the agricultural and beverage industries because they are best suited for storing liquids like water and chemicals. Thanks to their design & shape, horizontal steel storage tanks are much easier to transport and move than vertical tanks. This easy mobility makes horizontal tanks very appealing for those who need to house or transport liquids on a regular basis.… Read more

Buying New vs. Used Food Grade Stainless Steel Tanks for Expanding Businesses

A production manager and her assistant evaluate the performance of used stainless steel tanks and equipment.

So, you’ve just landed a private label or contract manufacturing account for a new client who wants to ramp up quickly. Or, maybe you’re a local craft beer or specialty food company who produces its own products. Either way, when business starts booming, you need to be able to answer the call or risk opportunity passing you by for the company down the street. That means you’re going to need food grade stainless steel tanks and other processing equipment so you can meet demand.

In this post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of purchasing used stainless steel tanks versus new stainless steel tanks (food grade, of course) versus new stainless steel tanks direct from a manufacturer.

Option 1: New Stainless Steel Tanks

At Zwirner Equipment, quality reconditioned stainless steel tanks and other food processing equipment is what we do. However, we’re not here to tell you that buying your equipment from us is your only option.… Read more