The mechanical Kiln System Ječmen

Kvasný průmysl. 2016;62(9):258–267-258–267 DOI 10.18832/kp2016029


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Journal Title: Kvasný průmysl

ISSN: 2570-8619 (Online)

Publisher: Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Plc.

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Chemical technology: Fermentation industries. Beverages. Alcohol

Country of publisher: Czechia

Language of fulltext: English, Czech

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Milan Starec (Černokostelecký pivovarský archiv a muzeum, o.p.s., Českobrodská 17, 281 63 Kostelec nad Černými lesy)


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Abstract | Full Text

In the second half of the 19th century there was in the Czech lands a stepwise transition from the smoke kiln to air kiln, so called. English design. During the 70s and 80s of the 19th century throughout the world phenomenally expanded semicontinuous mechanical kiln, an invention of the Czech brothers Jan and Josef Ječmen. The article describes the advantages and disadvantages of this system as well as the destiny of the above mentioned Czech inventors.