Malt Silos and Bins
Malt storage and spent grain storage are often afterthoughts when planning a new brewery or brewery expansion, and are sometimes overlooked altogether. While buying your malt in bulk quantities can save you a pile of money vs. buying it in 55 lb. sacks, the logistical problem of where to store it all can become a nightmare in the often-cramped confines of a brewery. Incorporating a malt bin or spent grain bin into your brewery can help reduce two of the major demands on space in any brewing operation, while often paying for themselves quickly.
A well built dry malt bin is the main line of defense between your malt and the elements, and should be viewed as an asset that will protect you and save you money over time. With a minimal footprint, malt bins make efficient use of valuable property by reducing the square footage required for malt storage. Add a decal with your brewery logo, and it turns your bin into a billboard that stands out above almost everything else around it. Who doesn't love free advertising?
We offer a range of bin and silo products which will meet the needs of any configuration and climate. Choose from welded and epoxy-coated steel, stainless steel, fiberglass, or corrugated steel bolt-together bins. Available in just about any size you can think of, and designed to stand up to the rigors of a lifetime in the elements, all the while protecting your investment inside.
We can also build your custom grist case. Choose from stainless steel, painted carbon/mild steel, or polymer construction. Ground mounted or suspended above your mash/lauter tun, any of the bins can be fitted with load cells for weighing and batching.
Bulk Bag Stands
Bulk bag stands are a great option for a mid-sized brewing or distilling operation, or for specialty recipe ingredients that wouldn't require the volume of storage in a silo.
We provide customized unloading stations for bulk bags up to 2500 lbs. Available in epoxy coated carbon or stainless steel. Options such as agitation, hoists, low-headroom configuration, and an array of discharge transitions allow these units to fit into nearly any situation.
Buckhorn CenterFlow Container
The reusable CenterFlow™ Container from Buckhorn is the most efficient, versatile container available to transport and dispense seed, granular/pelletized materials and small manufacturing components. The smooth, funnel-shaped interior has a 35° angle for efficient flow of contents and complete emptying in as quickly as 30 seconds. Learn more about the Buckhorn CenterFlow™ Container at our Accessories Page today!
CenterFlow Container Rack
The CenterFlow Container Rack is a unique offering from Malt Handling that allows you to use the portable container the same way you would use a bulk bag on a bulk bag stand. Swap out different CenterFlow containers on the same rack or have a series lined up to dispense directly into a chain disk or flex auger. Equip with load cells or pair with other weighing options to coordinate batching and integrate mid-size and unbagged loads into your production.
Bag Dump Stations
Available in 5 or 20 cubic foot capacities, bag dump hoppers can be connected to a conveyance to integrate specialty and small batch additions. Welded and powder coated. Custom sizes, stainless steel construction, or table connections are available and can be quoted upon request.
Spent Grain Silos and Bins
An elevated spent grain bin with a drive-thru support structure will simplify the disposal of your brewery spent grain, making it easy to offload into whatever type of trailer will be used to haul it away. A spent grain bin can also help delay the mold & bacterial growth often associated with spent grain storage, reducing foul odors that can upset the neighbors. Your spent grain bin can be equipped with a discharge pump for ground mounting, or a knife gate to gravity drop or connect to a discharge auger to help keep it clean and facilitate off-loading. Stainless or mild steel welded construction. Heating and insulation is available for cold weather climates.