Brighouse's Boge keeps beer flowing for Black Sheep Brewery
Jul 6 2010 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A BRIGHOUSE company is helping keep the beer flowing for a famous brewery.
Boge Compressors Ltd, based at Rastrick Common, have supplied a screw compressor to power the cask-filling process at the award-winning Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire.
Compressed air is used at various stages in the brewing process.
The brewery was already using a Boge screw compressor for all its machine and valve actuation when it started looking to expand the cask line four years ago.
Alan Dunn, head brewer, specified a Boge compressor for the new line due to the efficiency and reliability of the brewery’s existing Boge equipment.
Said Mr Dunn: “We rely on the efficiency of our cask line in getting more than 80,000 pints of Black Sheep ales and bitters out of the door every day.
“The Boge compressor has proven to be very reliable and efficient. As the casks are filled, a dedicated supply of sterile compressed air compresses the build up of foam. This speeds up the filling process and facilitates the prompt turnaround of casks.”
Boge Compressors Ltd is part of Boge International, based in Bielefeld, Germany.
The firm makes a range of screw and piston compressors used to supply compressed air for a wide range of manufacturing processes.
It also supplies a range of filters, dryers and condensate management equipment. The products are sold and serviced through a dedicated network of 36 distributors throughout the UK and Ireland.