Rent or Buy? JC Younger has Industrial Chillers to Meet Your Brewery Needs

Last updated on March 2nd, 2022 at 10:20 am

When you’re starting a brewery, one of the first decisions you have to make is whether to rent or buy a glycol chiller unit. JC Younger has a wide range of glycol beer chillers to meet your needs, so you can make the best decision for your business. We have a variety of sizes and types of rental chillers available, so you can find the perfect fit for your brewery.

Plus, our experienced team of industrial chiller specialists can help you install and maintain your glycol beer chiller system, so you can focus on brewing great beer. Contact us today to learn more about our industrial chillers!

Benefits of Renting an Industrial Chiller Unit

If the idea of purchasing an industrial chiller is overwhelming because that would be a major investment, a chiller rental

If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of purchasing an industrial chiller, or just don’t have enough money for it right now – we offer rental chillers! Our propylene glycol beer chillers are much more affordable than their own retail prices.

Renting through JC Younger allows you to scale up as your brewery or distillery grows with no risk-you can always return to JCY & buy a chiller unit when needed at any point during your rental period without incurring storage fees because you accumulate credit while renting equipment from JCY.

  • Ability to experiment with different industrial chiller options
  • No repair or MAINTENANCE costs
  • Quick and efficient chiller solutions for your microbrewery
  • Uninterrupted production, no downtimes!

Your company will benefit in so many ways when you rent your brewery chiller from the team of dedicated chiller professionals at JC Younger! As your company grows your chiller needs will grow as well!

Renting an industrial chiller from JCY will give you the first-hand experience of learning what your new chiller needs will be! You can spend your time growing your brand and expanding your product lines, not weighed down by the cost of a brand new chiller!

We Can Help You Find the Perfect Chiller For Your Brewery

JC Younger Industrial Chillers can help you find the best brewery chiller system for your business. We have a large selection of glycol chillers in all sizes and types, and we will work with you to find one that fits your needs. On staff, we have specialists who are available to assist you in selecting the most efficient equipment. Our experienced team members are dedicated to delivering the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction, so you can count on us to help you every step of the way.

Industrial chillers are a big purchase that requires as much planning as possible. JC Younger works with your team to find the best chiller for your brewery’s needs and we help ensure it is installed safely and maintained. We are a fifth-generation family-owned business since 1956. Request a quote today to get started!

JC Younger Industrial Chillers For Your Brewery 

Brewery chillers help you keep the temperature in your brewery consistent with optimal conditions for brewing great beers. JCY brewery chillers can also go above and beyond to help you meet additional requirements for the storing and carbonating of beer, as well as maintaining cold storage areas. Industrial chillers can even assist you in controlling humidity levels in your brewery. Check out this blog post for more information on how JC Younger can help you get more out of your beverage chiller.

We have industrial chillers in-stock and ready to ship. Our current inventory of brewery chillers ranges from 1 HP25 HP, both indoor and outdoor styles. We offer remanufactured chillers from top chiller brands like Advantage, Edwards, MLT, Poly Science, and Temptek.

Our inventory also includes chillers from new manufacturers like Advantage Chillers, & Pro Refrigeration. We offer services, including installation and maintenance of your brewery chillers. Contact us today to learn more!

What is the Purpose of an Industrial Chiller?

Industrial chillers are equipment used to remove heat from a liquid. Industrial chillers have been employed in breweries for the past several decades to control the temperature of liquids like wort and beer during all stages of production, including fermentation, storage, and packaging. Industrial chillers are also used to control humidity levels in brewery areas.

Five Industrial Chiller Related Questions

1. Outdoor Chiller versus an Indoor Chiller?

The main difference between industrial chillers is where they are located and how they function, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Industrial chillers that are designed to be placed outside or in a cold storage area typically have more space for larger components and the compressor is usually at one end of the chiller. Industrial chillers located indoors may need less room for equipment but can be limited by space constraints since most industrial chillers need to sit on a concrete floor where they can draw cool air in from outdoors. Industrial chillers that are designed for outdoor use typically run at a higher cycle rate than indoor industrial chillers, but they can be more expensive to operate. Industrial chillers that are designed to be placed indoors function more efficiently, but they also tend to cost more because of their smaller size and need for specialty insulation.

2. Are Industrial Chillers Expensive?

Industrial chillers can be expensive to purchase outright, but renting them could end up being a better option for your business over time. Industrial chillers range in price from $2,000 to several thousand dollars. Industrial chillers can require costly repairs if they are not maintained properly by the manufacturer. Industrial brewers must carefully choose between purchasing and renting an industrial chiller because of their high cost of upkeep and purchase. JC Younger Industrial Chillers provides professional services for installations and preventative maintenance, so you can ensure your chillers are operating at peak performance.

3. How Does an Industrial Chiller Work?

Industrial chillers take a liquid, like water or wort from a mash tun, and circulate it through a set of pipes to a compressor where the liquid is pressurized and forced through a condenser. The compressor pressurizes the liquid into a gas, where it then flows through the condenser. The condenser dissipates heat from the gas into water or air, removing heat from the refrigerant. The cooled refrigerant fluid is put back through the process to remove more heat until it has cooled down sufficiently. Industrial chillers can be used to maintain stable temperatures that are optimal for brewing. Industrial chillers can also be used to control humidity levels in brewery areas.

4. What Size Industrial Chiller Do I Need for my Brewery?

Brewery chiller sizing will be dependent on a number of factors, including the size and capacity of your brewery, how much fermentation capacity you have, and the size of your cold storage area. Industrial chillers operate more efficiently when they are sized to match your production needs. Industrial brewers should consider contacting JC Younger Industrial Chillers to discuss their needs and we’ll design a custom Industrial Chiller that will meet your unique requirements.

5. What is the Difference Between Glycol Line Chillers vs. Water-Cooled Chiller?

Industrial chillers are classified by the medium they use. Industrial chillers that use glycol or chilled water are called line-type or water-cooled chillers, while those that use air are called air-cooled chillers. Industrial line-type and air-cooled chillers can be further subdivided into direct expansion (DX) and indirect expansion (IX) according to the type of refrigeration cycle used. Industrial chillers that use DX refrigeration are generally smaller than those that use IX, but they usually have the higher cooling capacity and efficiency levels. Industrial chillers with IX refrigeration cycles usually have longer cooling capacities, but lower efficiencies than their counterparts with DX cycles. Industrial chillers with indirect refrigeration cycles can also include plate, tube, and desuperheater types, whereas DX chillers only use plate and tube types.

Contact Us When You Need a Rental Chiller

Whether your company is ready now or will be soon, purchasing a brewery chiller from JC Younger is a good business move. Growing your company is hard, renting a chiller is easy. Give our team a call or check out our inventory of chillers available today. JC Younger has been in the industrial chiller business for over 30 years, and during this time we have seen many microbrewery success stories. Nothing makes us happier than seeing small brewpubs grow into well-established regional breweries.


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