The new brewhouse replaces a still-trapezoidal Steinecker brewhouse dating from 1968. At the same time, Kaiserdom thus increased its capacities to ten brews per day, thus achieving a 40 per cent higher output of cast wort.
Krones supplied a complete brewhouse featuring:
In addition, an EquiTherm Brew energy recovery system has been integrated, which ensures maximised energy-efficiency.
Because the old brewhouse, including the building, was to be demolished and a new one built, this could only be done in the operationally quiet period between late autumn and spring. After the last brew had been run at the end of September 2018, the project team immediately began on the demolition work. A good six months later, in May 2019, the brewery was back in action with the first brew – so successfully that it was producing sales-quality beer straight away. “Krones delivered everything on schedule, and the construction deadline was met – I believe precisely because the specific worksteps were perfectly coordinated between our people and the Krones team,” summarises Felix Wörner.
From Krones we got precisely what we wanted: an energy-efficient, automated brewhouse.
“The big advantage of the new brewhouse is that thanks to the automatic control system a human error can be very largely ruled out. This enables us to achieve a consistently high quality of our beers,” explains Georg Wörner. “And these are lighter in colour, because it’s easier for us to control the heat. At the same time, the temperature can be kept at a lower level. The risk of burning a brew thus approaches zero. When it comes to flavour, our beers are now more rounded, and also, in terms of head quality, perhaps even better than before.”