Located in the Lambeau Field Stadium District, the home of the Green Bay Packers, Badger State Brewing Company is all about “green and gold.” These are the colors of the legendary football team, as well as the brewery’s commitment to becoming even “greener,” while producing their gold-standard craft beers.
Working with Matthew Whitaker of nearby Fluid Handling Inc., the company recently switched to a Miura LX-100SG Steam Boiler to build out its processing capabilities, while reducing fuel consumption, conserving resources and lowering emissions.
“The Miura boiler gives us the scalability we need to continue making strides in the craft brewing industry,” noted Badger State CEO Andrew Fabry. “With unique advantages that include full steam in five minutes from a cold start (On-Demand Steam), we can turn the boiler off at the end of the day, and know that when we arrive the next morning, we’ll have the steam we need in minutes. Plus, we’ll burn less fuel, have fewer emissions and use less water.”
Ease-of-operation and simpler maintenance are two other reasons why Miura steam boilers have become a favorite in the brewery industry.
“With the Miura LX boiler, shutdown is basically two valves and a button,” notes Whitaker. “It’s that simple and almost anybody can shut it down or start it up. Customers really appreciate that, especially those in the brewery industry who aren’t typically trained as boiler operators.”
Miura’s LX-100 SG LX Gas/Low NOx Series, Low and High Pressure Steam Boiler is “Made in the USA” and uses natural gas or propane. Units are available in a range of steam options (300 MAWP, 170 MAWP or 15 MAWP).
“Steam is really what starts the process for us in brewing,” adds Fabry. “That’s why we’re so pleased that we switched to Miura. In fact, we still have the firetube boiler that we purchased from another vendor early on that is so big we had to install it first and then build the doors and enclosure around it. Before long we’ll be taking down those walls and buying another Miura boiler. We can actually fit two Miura boilers in the same space.”