Germany’s largest whisky distillery is currently being built in Dresden. The plan is to produce 450.000 litres per year of the “Hellinger 42” brand in the Saxon capital from September 2021. For the process steps of whisky mash production, the Dresdner Whisky Manufaktur UG decided to cooperate with ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH, Ludwigsburg. The dynamic mash filtration system NESSIE by ZIEMANN in combination with the T-REX by ZIEMANN was ordered as key technology.
After start-up of the factory, two brews of 100 hl each are to be produced per day. NESSIE allows for high original wort concentrations of 20 percent or even more: “This is optimal for the whisky production process and provides us with all the freedom we want”, says Björn Stegemeyer, who, with his company HanseBev, was commissioned with the planning and project design. Furthermore, NESSIE worts supply the yeast with important nutrients, resulting in a fast fermentation and a high final degree of fermentation. Due to the very compact design, NESSIE requires little space in the building. The decision in favour of T-REX was taken due to its attractive economic efficiency compared to other mill systems and the optimal grist composition for the NESSIE operation.
“We are pleased that we were able to open up a new and extremely interesting field of application through the outstanding advantages of our innovative solutions, especially because the initiative for the cooperation came from the customer,” says Holger Wunsch, Sales Manager DACH and Eastern Europe at ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH. “We are sure that this grist and lautering system will optimize the process flows for many whisky producers. Everyone who is active in this beverage segment should deal with this technology.”
At the Dresdner Whisky Manufaktur UG, they are pleased to be able to rely on ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH with regard to the mash filtration: “In Dresden, we are planning not only the largest, but also the most modern distillery in the country. Due to the energy efficiency, the higher yield and the first-class support, we deliberately decided in favour of this cooperation”, says co-initiator Thomas Michalski.
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ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA provides tanks and process technology for the beverage, food, chemical and pharmaceutical industry. In addition to process and storage tanks, the range of products includes the entire brewhouse equipment for breweries, from the malt intake to the bright beer tank cellar. ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA plans, engineers and automates the process and the cleaning technology in all production areas, including the installation of process pipework and the integration of all required utilities. For modernizations, capacity expansions as well as for completely new brewery plants – ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA is a valued and reliable partner for 165 years.
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