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Florida Brewery Produces Cool Suds with Aquatherm Glycol Piping System

Veterans United Craft Brewery, Chilled Water/Glycol System
Products Used
 Blue Pipe®
Location / Date
Jacksonville, FL
Spring 2014

Aquatherm Advantages

  • The installer saved the owner 40-50% in material costs by using Aquatherm instead of copper
  • Aquatherm's natural R-value provided cost savings in the form of reduced insulation
  • Aquatherm is nontoxic and corrosion-resistant, keeping the system clean and pure
  • The PP-R system is able to handle a 28˚F, glycol/water mix whereas some other plastic piping systems can become brittle and crack at such temperatures that low

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The Challenge

Ownership sought the strongest, most reliable, longest lasting, and affordable pipe system it could find for its chilled water system

The Solution

Aquatherm provided all that and more, including a 10-year multimillion dollar warranty and proven success in breweries

Aquatherm PP-R piping proves best choice for crack- and leak-free system


Boston, Denver, Portland and Chicago are obvious hot spots for the craft-beer crowd, but Jacksonville, FL, probably hasn’t made an appearance on many beer aficionados’ Top 10 lists. Brewmaster Ron Gamble hopes to help change that mindset with his new venture, Veterans United Craft Brewery. A former U.S. Naval Flight Officer, Gamble aspires to infuse the same spirit, pride and dedication of his military career into a line of great-tasting craft beers as well as the Jacksonville community at large.

“It’s a new market,” Gamble said. “There is more demand than supply. The opportunity is here.” And with only about eight other breweries in the Jacksonville area, he might just be right.