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Fast-Growing Brewery Taps Emerging Pipe System for Chilled Glycol Distribution

EPIC Brewing Company, Cooling Tower
Products Used
Blue Pipe®
Location / Date
Salt Lake City, UT
2009, expansions 2011 & 2012

Aquatherm Advantages

  • PP-R easily withstands the 2:1 ratio glycol/water mixture at low temperatures (24-31 °F) required for the brewing process
  • The chemical inertness of the PP-R material ensures that it will not corrode or react to glycols or oils from mechanical equipment
  • Stable pricing compared to copper
  • Performed so well that it will be used in the company’s new brewery for glycol, compressed

The Challenge

Finding a suitable replacement for copper and CPVC to connect chillers to fermenting vats without using fluxes or glues.

The Solution

Aquatherm’s polypropylene-random (PP-R) material provided a hydrostatic pressure piping system that was installed with no leaks.

Rapidly expanding, award-winning EPIC Brewing has adopted Aquatherm’s PP-R as its pipe system of choice.

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, EPIC Brewing Company has rapidly established itself as a cuttingedge, award-winning brewery. In fact, EPIC now brews 10 times its original capacity and is among the fastest growing breweries in North America.

David Cole and Peter Erickson founded EPIC in 2009, brought on veteran head brewer Kevin Crompton, and the brewery has expanded production regularly since opening in 2010. EPIC currently brews 10-barrels (a barrel is 31 gallons) and 1,600-2,400 cases of beer (plus many kegs) each month and ships to 13 states.