Jacketed VS Unjacketed Brewing Equipment

When referring to brewing equipment, the term: Jacketing, is something of a modern luxury when brewing. The cost of jacketing your brewing equipment can be slightly more costly initially , but can allow for a greater degree of versatility when making brews.

Jacketing, simply put, is a fancy term for a piece of brewery equipment that has been surrounded with extra metal plating that allows a cooling material to pass through and maintain the internal temperature of the vessel. As the temperature rises, a mechanism triggers the release of a cooling agent, such as glycol, to reduce the temperature until it returns to the set value, turning off the release of the cooling agent. When a vessel is jacketed, the internal temperature will not be subjugated to the warmer temperatures of the brewery. This allows you, as the brewer, to develop different types of beers at the same time without being constrained to the temperature of the brewing room.

Non-jacketed brewing vessels, on the other hand, will be greatly influenced by their surroundings. For example, a non-jacketed fermenting tank would have a similar internal temperature to its surrounding environment because it lacks a jacket to maintain a cooler internal temperature. If your brewery is in a temperature-controlled room, like a cold room, then a non-jacketed fermenter could be an effective tool for your brewery, but without that cold-room, your fermenting beer would gain an off or different taste than expected.

Jacketed Brewing Equipment
Jacketed Brewing Equipment: The pink and red area is the jacketing that helps maintains the internal temperature within the brewing vessel.
Unjacketed Brewing Equipment
Unjacketed Brewing Equipment: Compared to the jacketed equipment, there is no pink area surrounding the vessel. This means the internal temperature will typically be very close to the external temperature of the brewing vessel.


Overview: Jacketed brewing vessels provide you with more flexibility to create new and different beers for your consumers by removing the need for temperature controlled rooms. Non-jacketed brewing vessels require a temperature controlled environment to ensure the a constant, delicious taste to to ever brew, and even then, you will usually be constrained to making only a single type of beer.

Verdict: Consider the pros and cons before making a decision between the types of vessels. Non-jacketed equipment may be cheaper than jacketed equipment, but jacketed equipment provides that necessary brewing freedom.


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Brewing Made Easy – A Complete Introduction to Commercial Brewery Equipment

The full guide on starting your first commercial brewing system.

You’ve been brewing some great beers for quite some time now. Your family loves them. Your friends love them. And now you think its the time to expand into something larger to start your own brewing business.

Here at XIMO Brewing Equipment, we understand that making that jump to using commercial brewing equipment can be a little unnerving. So we’ve made a little guide to help you through the brewing process for commercial breweries and familiarize you with the different equipment and procedures you’ll be work with when you’re ready to take that next step.

*Every piece of equipment in every picture is designed and constructed with the highest quality in mind, by XIMO Brewing Equipment

Milling your Malt
Step 1 of brewing: Milling your malt
Step 2: The Brewhouse
Step 2: Passing the malt through the Brewhouse
Mashing and Lautering
Step 2a. Mashing and lautering your grist into wort
Step 2b: Boiling and Whirlpooling
Step 2b. Boiling your wort and hops ands seperating the hops from the wort.
Step 2c: Lowering the Wort Temperature
Step 2c. Lowering the wort temperature by passing it through a plate heat exchanger
Step 3: Fermenting you wort
Step 3. Adding yeast to the chilled wort to ferment it into beer
Step 4: Carbonating your Brew
Step 4. Carbonating your beer to give it that extra kick
Step 5: Cleaning your Tanks
Step 5. Cleaning your brewing system for the next brew



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From Ancient to Modern Wine

We have changed significantly from our ancient counterparts, but one thing that truly connects the past with the present is the love of alcohol. With the advent of agriculture, people finally experienced surpluses, which in turn, allowed ancient humans to prosper and grow their communities. It became less difficult to produce food, but now these communities  were met with a larger problem: how to store this abundance of food for future use.

“And then came alcohol”

wine-lede_2.jpgThis new substance would take weeks, even months, to sour and rot. Along with its resistance to spoiling, alcohol provided nutrients and carbohydrates, something very necessary to everyday survival. It was this substance that helped communities grow especially during periods when food was scarce. Alcohol even promoted developments in agriculture, encouraging farmers to perfect food production processes to retain as much nutrients as possible during fermentation.

Beer and wine became prime sources of energy for growing civilizations. It allowed our ancestors to transform simple sugars from fruits and grains into a long-lasting source of vigor.

From Ancient to Modern Wine
The picture on the right is an example of one of our wine fermenters

Wine alone, has become an important beverage that people have even perished to drink its sweet nectar. The art of wine making has been perfected over the years, but the process remains the same: ferment the sugars from various fruits to produce wine.

Here at XIMO Brewing Equipment, we bring our customers back to their ancient roots with a modern twist. Our equipment allows you to develop and ferment your very own wines while being able to control almost every variable to ensure you get that perfect blend of beautiful and provocative. The process of making wine may still be the same, but today, there are much better options to making the perfect blend. Think of XIMO Brewing Equipment the next time you think of expanding your winery or when starting your first business venture into the wine industry.

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Introducing Wine Fermenters- A new line of Ximo Equipment

When you’re thinking of expanding your winery or just starting off with your first vineyard, consider Ximo Brewing Equipment. We are now introducing high quality Wine Fermenting Vessels to our line of products. Each one is custom made to the consumer’s wants and needs, so everything is hassle free on the customer’s end.


Unjacketed Wine Fermenter
Dimple-Jacketed Wine Fermenter

Here, our new line of Wine Fermenting Vessels are undergoing production and inspection to make sure only the highest quality equipment reaches the consumer.

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