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Flow Meters for Brewing Beer: How GPI Flow Meters Can Help Your Micro-Brewing Operation

As with any beverage making process, consistency and control are the keys to quality product. GPI offers a variety of meters to help you ensure a consistent brew. All meters provide totalizing (or volume of liquid) and flow rate (or speed of flow), two features not commonly found in a single meter. Using the totalizing feature allows you to accurately control the amount of water used in the mashing process to obtain the correct ratio of water to grain.

These meters display an instantaneous flow rate of the hot water being added. You can reduce or increase the flow rate to obtain the correct water temperature for every batch. In the sparging process, the meter will not only allow you to visually verify your flow rate but will also show exactly how much water was used. The meter will pay for itself in short order just by using it in the tank cleaning process. By showing you how much water was used, you will know how much chemical is required for the proper concentration and stop wasting expensive cleaning solutions. Whether you are looking for flow rate or total volume, one of the GPI meters will ensure batch to batch consistency and help reduce cleaning and maintenance costs.

GPI has three flow meter families to address brewing’s unique requirements:

How does the G-Series stainless steel precision flow meter help in the brewing process?

Stainless Steel meters are designed to meet stringent 3A approval standards and meet CIP (clean in place) and SIP (steam in place) standards. The methods of design, construction and traceability are “third party verified" (TPV) as required by 3A.

Other Important Things About this Flow Meter

  • 3A Sanitary Rating, Number 28-03
  • Food grade materials throughout
  • Highly accurate flow meter at +/- ½%
  • Available with local or remote display and various output options

How does the TM-Series water flow meter help in the brewing process?

The TM-Series water meter is a low cost flow meter designed for general water measurement throughout the brewing process. The LCD readout indicates both total volume and flow rate, features not commonly found in one meter. Remember to "Look for the blue label!"

Other Important Things About this Flow Meter

  • Available in seven sizes ½ inch, ¾ inch, 1 inch 1- ½ inch, 2 inch, 3 inch and 4 inch models.
  • Schedule 80 PVC construction
  • Available with female NPT or male slip(spigot) connections
  • Accuracy of +/- 3%

How does the Tri-Clamp stainless steel flow meter help in the brewing process?

Tri-Clamp process connections allows easy installation and removal in most brew systems utilizing Tri-Clamp fittings. The stainless steel construction meets chemical compatibility of all liquids used in the brewing process, including water and sterilization or cleaning chemicals.Theses meters also indicate both total volume and flow rate. Remember to "Look for the blue label!"

Other Important Things About this Flow Meter

  • Available in five sizes ½ inch, ¾ inch, 1 inch 1- ½ inch and 2 inch
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Temperature rating up to 250 degrees Farenheit with remote display
  • Accuracy +/- 1% or better Tri-Clamp process connections
  • External power and output options are available