Texas brewer chooses energy-efficient steam boilersFebruary 23, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Although founded 102 years ago, Shiner, Texas-based Spoetzl Brewery uses the latest, most efficient technologies — along with its traditional, time-tested beer-production protocols — to make its range of popular Shiner beer brands. Among the advanced brewing technologies Spoetzl uses are two Miura ultra-low NOx modular on-demand steam boilers, which provide multiple advantages for the unique needs of the craft-brewing industry.
“Craft brewers are getting much more savvy about boilers,” notes Jaime Jurado, director of brewing operations for The Gambrinus Company Breweries, owner of Spoetzl and a handful of other craft breweries across the U.S. “A lot of today’s most prestigious craft brewers are choosing Miura boilers.”
Jurado explains that he and his team first became acquainted with Miura seven years ago when The Gambrinus Company Breweries needed to replace an aging fire-tube boiler at one of its other breweries.
“Ours is a family-owned brewing company, and the owner Carlos Alvarez is a capable engineer in his own right who always has us focused on performance and efficiency, along with concern for the environment,” Jurado explains. “We took several competitive bids and discovered we preferred the features and compact size of the Miura LX-200. It was perfect for our needs.”
Miura also impressed the company with their knowledge, and when it came time to replace the boilers at the Spoetzl Brewery, The Gambrinus Company Breweries looked at Miura again, along with the energy-conservation engineering professionals at EPS Corporation.
Jurado and Spoetzl Brewery master brewer Jimmy Mauric chose a gas-fired LX-200 and a dual-fuel EX-200 to leverage the advantages in having both types of Miura boilers for Spoetzl’s unique craft-brewing needs.
Contact Miura to learn more about the benefits of its boilers.