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Ebony Young

WELCOME TO STEAMERICAS

STEAMERICAS is a distributor of commercial and industrial cleaning equipment, specializing in vapor steam machines for your mobile or in-house applications.We are a small business with a global reach making environmentally positive impacts on local communities around the world. Our mission is to provide customers environmentally friendly and cost-effective cleaning solutions this means no chemicals and no hassles. 

Steamericas is the first U.S. subsidiary of SJE Corporation - a South Korean manufacturer and distributor of commercial and industrial cleaning equipment.

Steamericas currently operates offices and a warehouse in Inglewood, California near LAX- Los Angeles International Airport.

OUR PRODUCTS range from electric steamers to fuel-run steamers for those without access to 3 phase power. We offer fully compliant ASME units and more affordable UL/CSA listed units for smaller family run-wineries. All of our parts are carefully selected from the most respected manufacturers and developed at the highest of standards. We work closely and directly with our manufacturers and  dealers to insure the highest quality products and exceptional customer service.

OUR TEAM is committed to serving you with personal attention. We believe in creating win-win situations and focus on customers' needs and success rather than dollar figures.

We are a woman-owned business with an emphasis on diversity, proudly employing minorities and veterans. We believe our diverse backgrounds and focus on people are a key to the customer satisfaction and sustainable business growth. We can serve you in the following languages - English, Spanish and Korean.

OUR DISTRIBUTORS are carefully selected to assist customers with purchase and service locally. Our distributors can provide product demos and offer technical service after purchase. To locate the nearest dealer, please contact us.

 

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STEAM Products/Services for Your Winery


True dry steam reaches deep into wood pores where hot water or chemicals cannot, making steam a much more effective way to remove yeast genera such as Brettanomyces from wooden barrels. Steam at a constant high temperature is proven to eliminate yeast and bacteria from various surfaces using little amount of water and no chemicals. Even better steam is the most efficient way to hydrate (swell) barrels. Hydrate and sanitize barrels simultaneously using only few cups of water. Using steam is also a great way to clean and sanitize other equipment, surface areas including tanks, floors, nooks and crannies around winery and tasting room facilities.

Overview

Why Steam?

Cleaning Applications

Commercial Cleaning

Winery & Brewery

Mobile DetailingDealershipsAuto Body

 

Diesel Models

Optima DMF Steamer

Optima SD Steamer

 

Electric Models

Optima EST Steamer

Optima SE Steamer

 

Accessories

 

Food Pathogen Test Results 

Microbe: Brettanomyces dekkera

Microbe: Zygosaccharomyces bailii

Microbe: Campylobacter coli

Microbe: Escherichia coli (E.coli)

Microbe: Listeria monocytogenes

Microbe: Salmonella enterica

Microbe: Staphylococcus aureus

 

 

SEII
SEII
Our newest stainless steel steamer. Perfect for use indoors with barrels and also bottling equipment. Sanitize workspaces while cutting wastewater.
Barrel Steaming
Barrel Steaming
Wine Barrel Tool
Wine Barrel Tool
The perfect tool to clean and sanitize wine barrels. Heat and pressurize barrels to the optimum levels in a minimum amount of time.
STEAM vs. Chemicals
STEAM vs. Chemicals
Optima XD
Optima XD
Diesel powered portability. For use outdoors and in well ventilated areas.
6,000 Gallon  Tank Sanitation
6,000 Gallon Tank Sanitation
Bottleline Cleaning
Bottleline Cleaning
Using the Optima Steamer to clean and sanitize the bottleline
Winery Flyer
Winery Flyer
EST and Barrel Tool in use
EST and Barrel Tool in use
Using the Optima Steamer and Barrel Tool the interior of the barrel quickly reachers optimal temperature and pressure to sanitize and clean in minutes.
Wineries Thrive By Switching To The Optima Steamer
Wineries Thrive By Switching To The Optima Steamer
Quite a few well known wineries on the west coast are now using Optima Steamers to clean and sanitize wine barrels and holding tanks. By switching from a standard pressure washer, wineries are able to kill bacteria without the use of chemicals, preserve and restore wine barrels all while saving money and most of all time. Watch this video to hear end users reviews and testimonies on how steam has been a profitable and smart decision for their business. We also give you a glimpse into how wineries sanitize and prepare for bottling. Thank you for watching!
Optima Steamer Barrel Cleaning Before & After
Optima Steamer Barrel Cleaning Before & After
Optima Steamer Barrel Cleaning Before & After
Dry Steam Study Reveals Best Methods to Combat Beverage or Barrel Spoilage

Steamericas, the US subsidiary of SJE Corporation, has led the pressure and steam washer business for 28 years providing quality washers that save time and money while delivering outstanding sanitation. They recently released their newest steam washer, the Optima Steamer SE II, and with it came a plethora of upgrades to help your winery utilize dry steam to quickly and efficiently sanitize barrels, equipment, and tanks using minimal water and taking less time than the competitors.

The Optima Steamer SE II is the ultimate sanitation tool; it has minimal preheating time, consistently higher pressure and temperature than competing brands, and its safety features surpass all other steamers on the market. The Optima SE II also comes with an updated LCD display with real time alerts and an on board water tank that can support all day operation and repair. It allows wineries to sanitize and create barrel swell while also saving time and water.

Steamericas is not only focused on bringing the best products to market, but are actively investing in research to determine how effective their sanitation methods truly are. Steamericas is teaming up with Dr. Stewart Lebrun Ph.D. of Lebrun Labs LLC to conduct research into the effectiveness and best-use methodology of dry steam using the Optima Steamer SE II. This 4 phase study focuses on one of winemakers’ biggest fears, the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces (Brett), and how dry steam can reduce the risk. Known specifically for bringing out unfavorable flavors and aromas in wine when at high threshold levels, Brettanomyces are extremely hard to get rid of when found in wine or barrels.

Dr. Lebrun explains how Brett is so invasive and hard to terminate in the barrel, “Brettanomyces metabolism breaks down the cellulose through acid hydrolysis boring holes in the oak and then hibernates deep in the wood, sometimes up to 2 cm in depth.”

This is where dry steam can make a difference in a winemaker’s sanitation regimen. Dr. Lebrun goes on to explain how dry steam and specifically the Optima Steamer and the special barrel tool attachment make the difference. “The barrel tool is remarkable because it allows the pressure to build and create a temperature gradient across the oak evenly, creating an autoclave that penetrates into the wood. It allows for a consistent and safe method to sanitize barrels thoroughly.”

A practical advantage of the Optima Steamer is that Steamericas offers local dealer techs instead of distant manufacturer reps for dealing with maintenance and repairs. And the steamer is also able to be integrated into an automated barrel cleaning system. The barrel tool is an attachment that can be utilized with other manufacturer’s steamers as well.

“Our main goal with the study is to show that utilizing steam and pressure at the same time through dry steam is more effective than other steamers and pressure washers on the market or chemical sanitation methods,” says Yujin Anderson, General Manager of Steamericas. “The other methods only sanitize the surface and don’t penetrate the wood at an effective depth to kill spoilage microbes. We want to use the research to educate winemakers and brewers on the best methods possible to combat beverage or barrel spoilage.”

See the Optima Steamer and talk to Dr. Lebrun at Hotsy Pacific’s WIN Expo booth 235, December 6, 2018 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, or visit www.steamericas.com to learn more.


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The Steam Revolution Continues
10 September, 2018

 Introducing the New SE-II from Steamericas:

Dry steam has become increasingly popular among wineries, breweries and the food and beverage processing industries in general as an alternative or additional sanitizing method to combination of a large amount of water and chemicals (including Ozone).

 

Optima SE-II

 

 

The new Optima Steamer™ SE-II is the next step in dry steam technology, taking the best facets of previous Optima Steamer models such as the patented boiler technology which provides industry leading pressure and heat while adding an improved LCD display allows for quick remote troubleshooting with minimal training and automatic maintenance reminders. Other improvements  include a large on-board water tank, easy access to all parts including those inside the control box and larger wheels for easier maneuvering.


 

While Optima Steamer customers always have had an option to contact authorized local dealers for any service and maintenance needs, being able to self-diagnose and fix simple issues help wineries save time and costs in the long-term.

The SE-II can be used with a wide variety of attachments allowing cleaning and sanitization of barrels, bottling machinery, tanks, floors, harvest equipment, kitchen prep and hood surfaces and more for both CIP and COP applications. The SE-II is rated as both a commercial and industrial steamer with models available with outputs rated at 18K, 27K and 42K.

 

 

Steam Cleaning Barrels

 

Steam is known to penetrate barrel pores ¼~½” deeper beyond the direct contacting surfaces, which is ideal for eradicating brettanomyces, thanks to its gaseous property. Steam is a natural sanitizer, and its sanitizing property comes from heat.

 

The Optima SE-II units are available withASME (S, U and UB Stamps) and NB stamps, which allows businesses to abide by local OSHA  regulations. When used with SteamericasBarrel Tool, which was specially designed for safe and efficient use of steam for barrels, the SE-II is able to provide deep cleaning and barrel swelling in minutes with a fraction of water usage when compared to traditional methods.

 Steam is known to penetrate barrel pores ¼~½” deeper beyond the direct contacting surfaces, which is ideal for eradicating brettanomyces, thanks to its gaseous property. Steam is a natural sanitizer, and its sanitizing property comes from heat. Steam is essentially moist heat in the form of vapor. Heat travels better with moisture. This allows for reaching high temperature in the most difficult areas to sanitize, which is often impossible when using water as an agent to deliver heat or chemicals. Amongst its competitors, the Optima Steamer is able to deliver steam at higher pressure, which equates to higher temperature when it comes to dry steam.


For more information, check out June 2018 WIN Supplier Spotlight article:“Steamericas Advances Technology of High-Quality Steam Washing Through New Innovation” or contact Steamericas online or via phone (844 US STEAM).

 

 


Steamericas Advances Technology of High-Quality Steam Washing Through New Innovation
09 July, 2018

Cleanliness and sanitation are paramount to making exceptional wine. The leading holistic method for cleaning and sanitizing a cellar or winery is through steam. Steamericas, the US subsidiary of SJE Corporation, has led the pressure and steam washer business for 26 years, providing quality washers that save time and money while delivering outstanding sanitation.

Steamericas just released their new steam washer, the Optima Steamer SE II, and with it came a plethora of upgrades to help your winery utilize steam to quickly and efficiently sanitize barrels, bottling lines, equipment, and tanks using minimal water and taking less time than the competitors.

Dwayne Jacobs, of Hotsy Carlson Equipment, is the authorized dealer of the new Optima Steamer SE II in the lucrative and growing Texas market. He says customers are amazed at the difference the machine makes in cleaning barrels. “When I demo the SE II with the customer, I have them clean their barrels with their own equipment, then do it again with the Optima SE II. Not only is it faster, but when they see more color and tartrates coming out of the barrel in the waste water, they can’t believe how much cleaner the steam makes it while also using less water.”

“The unit also does barrel swell, which is a huge plus when figuring out barrel inventory and what you’re looking at purchasing for the next year. The looks on their faces when they see the difference the steam makes is amazing and speaks to the level of quality the equipment delivers,” says Jacobs.

 

Winemakers love the difference the Optima Steamer SE II makes on barrels. Duncan McNabb, Co-owner & Winemaker of Lewis Winery in Johnson City, Texas, said, “It’s amazing how clean the barrels get while using so much less water than a traditional washer. I also like how I can get barrel swell at the same time as cleaning them. It saves a lot of time and energy.”

The Optima Steamer SE II is completely electric, with different temperature tiers reaching up to 340F. It has both dry and wet steam modes controlled by a moisture valve that is designed to get a deeper clean when dry steam just isn’t enough. An advantage of using dry steam as opposed to wet steam or a pressure washer is cleaning in those hard-to-reach places that can’t get wet, such as food warehouses, storage fridges or tasting rooms. The dry steam will clean and sanitize without leaving behind moisture that can lead to mold or spoilage. In addition, steam can get into the nooks and crannies where pressure washers can’t penetrate, while having no drainage requirements.

Jacobs also dives into the new technical specs the Optima Steamer SE II brings to the table compared to the older model. “They’ve added an LCD display that gives real-time alerts including temperature, error messages and maintenance requirements. It has an internal CPU with AI to determine when to schedule maintenance or give an error code with the part or process that needs to be looked at.”

 

Safety is also a big advantage of the Optima Steamer SE II. “There is an automatic alert and shut-off feature when the system is out of water or fuel, out of range temperature or pressure, and overtime pump running. That, paired with the large on-board water tank with a water gauge window, allows the user to feel absolutely confident and safe while running the unit,” says Jacobs.

Overall, customer feedback has been tremendously positive, especially in terms of time and water savings. The unit is so versatile that wineries can utilize it to clean barrels, bottling lines, tanks, floors, and almost any surface that needs sanitation. There are also special attachments to do specific functions, such as the flat disc attachment for steam cleaning floors, as well as the different hose and steam gun size gauges for high volume jobs.

Jacobs ended with, “Wineries should definitely look into using steam for their sanitation needs. You save time, money, and it’s better for the environment because you’re using less water! What’s not to love?”

 

For more information about the Optima Steamer™ and to place orders, go to http://www.steamericas.com.


Free Equipment for Wineries and Other Fire Victims
12 October, 2017

The fires are truly devastating, and Northern California dealer Hotsy Pacific and Steamericas have teamed up to make free equipment rentals available to fire victims including wineries for their operations, clean-ups, etc. We are dispatching more mobile units to the north as many wineries lost power.

For those who need help, please contact Hotsy Pacific 800-640-1227 for free cleaning equipment rentals, including hot and cold pressure washers and Optima Steamers.


Dry Vapor Steam Provides Superior Water Saving, Eco-Friendly Sanitation for Wine Industry
14 August, 2017

Begun as a janitorial pressure washer supplier in East Asia 26 years ago, SJE Corporation (US Subsidiary: Steamericas) has evolved into the industry leader specializing in vapor steam machines for a wide rage of business applications around the globe.

Yujin Yoo Anderson, Steamericas owner and general manager, credits her father, a marine boiler engineer, with recognizing the value of dry steam long ago when his South Korean customers were grappling with frozen waste-water generated by pressure washers during the country’s icy winter months.

He developed and later patented one of the boiler designs for the Optima Steamer™, a revolutionary machine that increases water temperature beyond the 212 degrees Fahrenheit boiling point to create saturated and super-heated steam. The result is a highly effective cleaning methodology that destroys harmful microorganisms and reduces water usage from an average of three to four gallons a minute to .08 gallons.

Anderson points out that this water-saving, eco-friendly sanitation technology is especially beneficial to the wine industry.

“Researchers are recognizing steam as a remarkable tool,” Anderson reports. “You don’t have to worry about waste water disposal or changing an oak barrel taste. Steam penetrates into the pores to kill pathogens, like BrettanomycesZygosaccharomyces and other microorganisms, even those that can survive water heated to 160 degrees.”

Although many wineries recognize the superiority of steam for barrel, tank and bottling line sanitation, Anderson notes that the Optima Steamer™ is highly effective for other surface areas as well.

“You can clean floors, counters, harvest equipment – anything, really,” Anderson attests. “Winemakers are starting to see steam as a holistic tool that saves them lots of money and lots of time.”

Anderson explains that there are three levels of steam; dry (saturated) steam, wet steam and super-heated steam which is at a higher temperature than its boiling point.  The Optima Steamer™ has the capability of moving between any of these levels at any time through a unique, moisture control valve.

“Steam is great, but sometimes you may want more pressure and that requires more moisture,” Anderson clarifies. “To achieve that, you can just adjust the moisture control valve. I have yet to find a competitor that can deliver all three levels. That’s what’s so special about our machine.”

“In addition to electric models that are fully compliant with ASME, we also offer diesel/kerosene steamers for smaller facilities without sufficient 3 phase power.”

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For more information about the Optima Steamer™ and to place orders, go to http://www.steamericas.com.


New barrel steaming (before and after) video now available
17 April, 2017

After receiving great feedback on our new video at recent trade shows, we made the video available in Steamericas' WIN page

To confirm how well the Optima Steamer performs on used barrels, we purchased 2 used barrels of the same brand and history. There were both already cleaned and sanitized by the used barrel seller. We steamed one of the 2 barrels and cut both of them in half to compare. The video visually captures the benefits of steam cleaning over water based cleaning methods. Optima Steamer removed tartrates and rehydrated the barrel in minutes.

To confirm the Optima Steamer can effectively remove brettanoyces and other unwanted pathogens, Steamericas worked with a third party laboratory. The results are also available in the "Products/Services" tab of the Steamericas' WIN page

For those who visited Steamericas' booth during the 2017 Eastern Winery Expo and Craft Brewers Conference, please be sure to mention the show special when purchasing the Optima Steamer from one of our authorized dealers to receive a free barrel cleaning tool (valued at $900). 


Save Money, Simplify Operations and Reduce Costs
21 November, 2016

Simplify Your Operations

The Optima Steamer saves you valuable time and unnecessary stress by providing you all the solutions to your deep cleaning, stain-removing, sanitizing, and versatile detailing needs. Without the need for chemicals and additional appliances, the revolutionary Optima Steamer encompasses the very essence of efficiency and versatility.

In most mobile wash business set-ups, the Optima Steamer can eliminate the need of the following: pressure washer, generator above 500 kva, air compressor, wash mat, water reclamation system, over-sized water tank, waste tank, and most chemicals for degreasing, washing and rinsing.

Reduce Your Costs

While each Optima cleaning system requires an initial investment, it is able to easily make up for that cost within its first few months of operation. With very little water, diesel and high quality microfiber towels, the Optima is a ready-to-go. The all-in-one system will save you money on water and an abundance of other supplies and chemicals. As you will now have one primary piece of equipment as opposed to multiple pieces, equipment, operations and maintenance costs including fuel will reduce drastically. In addition, it will be able to expand your business model with all of the new services you will be able to offer as a result.

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Wineries Thrive by Switching to The Optima Steamer
12 August, 2016

Quite a few well known wineries on the west coast are now using Optima Steamers to clean and sanitize wine barrels and holding tanks. By switching from a standard pressure washer, wineries are able to kill bacteria without the use of chemicals, preserve and restore wine barrels all while saving money and most of all time.

Benefits:

  • Kills mold & bacteria 
  • Uses very little water
  • Cuts sanitation time in half!
  • Removes tartrates from tanks
  • Cuts water usage
  • 340 degree steam 
  • All electric, no fumes

Watch this video to hear end users reviews and testimonies on how steam has been a profitable and smart decision for their business. We also give you a glimpse into how wineries sanitize and prepare for bottling. Thank you for watching!


The Most Thorough Winery Sanitation with the Optima Steamer
10 June, 2016

True dry steam is in the form of vapor, which travels much faster than liquid water and can reach deep into harborage sites and the wood pores of barrels for the most thorough sanitation, killing Brett, Zygo and tartrates as well as countless other micro-organisms. The Optima Steamer is ideal for the wine industry, making cleaning operations throughout the facility simple and most effective.

 

Eco-friendly Maintenance

Steam generation takes less time than heating a volume of water because it uses a fraction of the amount. As a result, steam can clean areas much faster than water. Steam at a constant high temperature is proven to eliminate yeast and bacteria from various surfaces using little amount of water and no chemicals. Using steam is also a great way to clean any nooks and crannies around winery and tasting room facilities.

Top-to-bottom Solutions

The Optima Steamer is ready for all-day use in minutes, which means saving on time and energy costs. Heat from consistent dry steam can kill almost anything on contact. Steam at the molecular size of H2O can even penetrate deeper than hot water or chemicals into wooden barrels, which results in much better efficacy on spoilage yeast genera such as Brettanomyces and Zygosaccharomyces as well as food-related bacteria such as E-coli, Listeria and Salmonella. Vapor-steam can easily access and sanitize kegs and the variety of other machinery around your facility. Also, the Optima Steamer can effectively clean up to 30 bottles at once!

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The Optima Steamer - Ideal for Wine Production Equipment Cleansing & Sanitation!
27 October, 2015

As the need for the most reliable, high-performance, robust steam cleaning systems continues to rise in countless industries, the Optima Steamer has once again risen to the occasion. Leading the way as the most versatile and effective steam-cleaning units in auto detailing and the food and beverage industries, the Optima Steamer continues to establish itself as the forerunner in vapor-steam sanitation with the introduction of the new Optima SE (Stainless Electric) and SD (Stainless Diesel) models.

Ideal for Processing & Manufacturing

The new stainless Optima models are ideal for high-end outfits and operations. Be it a winery or brewery, a high-production food processor (ask about our new 42kW SE!), or a contemporary auto body and detailing startup, the Optima Steamer SE and SD have the clean-cut, heavy-hitting, and sanitation power needed to keep your operation in motion. The Optima Steamer promotes better, greener business practices by: avoiding unnecessary chemical agents, reducing or completely eliminating downtime, and keeping equipment sanitized within the facility.

New Construction, New Features

The new all stainless-steel models, SE and SD, are built with SAE 304 stainless steel and are now both equipped with three steam outlet valves which can all be operated simultaneously! The SE and SD’s new sleek design carries large onboard water reservoirs, as well as an all-in-one water inlet for continuous use. Not only is the new stainless series more appealing to the eye and more functional, but it is safer as well. Another great new feature of the SE and SD is a quick-activated emergency stop for heightened security in the workplace.

Proven Results

Along with their innovative new features, both models still deliver the Optima’s patented highest quality steam production. After a series of independent laboratory testing, the Optima’s vapor-steam has been proven to eliminate the most prominent and dangerous foodborne pathogens including, but not limited to: Staphylococcus, E. coli, Campylobacter, Listeria and Salmonella. Our new Optima stainless steel models have been reinforced and simplified, making the new SD and SE the most ergonomic and functional vapor-steam machines of their kind.


Transform the way you clean and preserve barrels!
05 June, 2015

The Optima Steamer has been transforming the way that wineries clean and preserve their barrels. The Optima Steamer offers a chemical free solution for sanitizing and rejuvenating wine barrels with our dry vapor-steam. Unlike chemicals, steam penetrates an ½ inch deeper into wood pores to eliminate bacteria in just 5 minutes!

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New Optima Steamer Perfect for Wine Industry & Barrel Cleaning
06 September, 2013

All-Stainless-Steel Optima Steamer DS-S

"Winery customers are our target market for the Optima Steamer. Steam is known to penetrate oak barrels up to ¼” into the wood, which gives a much better chance of removing Brettanomyces.”

Steamericas is proud to present the latest model of the Optima Steamer Series, the “DS-S.” Thanks to the success of the Optima Steamer DMF model and abundant customer feedback, the company sought to introduce an upgraded version of the Optima Steamer.

The Optima Steamer DS-S is an all-stainless-steel steam generator that utilizes diesel for heat. While the steam boiler performance remains the same, the DS-S model comes with much sought-after upgrades and features.

The Optima Steamer DS-S includes an over 10-gallon-capacity water tank–double the size of DMF’s water tank– while maintaining the direct water hook-up option for end users. A double-size water tank is especially advantageous to mobile operators.

By merging a reservoir tank for direct hook-up and an internal water tank, the volume of the DS-S is considerably smaller than the size of the DMF. The new DS-S model is the shape of an elongated cube, which allows for easier transportation in lower ceiling vehicles, another added bonus for mobile business operators. An additional 4th wheel makes the unit much more maneuverable. Every part of the machine is easily accessible, which drastically speeds up the maintenance process.

The boiler construction of the Optima Steamer DS-S is made of 316 grade stainless steel, which has higher resistance to corrosion than typical stainless steel. The exterior of the new model is made of 304 grade stainless steel and exudes an impressive shine.

The debut of a stainless steel version of the Optima Steamer is especially exciting for the food and beverage industries. Storage tanks used to hold fruit juice, wine, beer and other food are often made of stainless steel because of its corrosion resistance and antibacterial properties. This also influences its use in commercial kitchens and food processing plants, as it can be steam-cleaned and sterilized without any chemical products.

“The food and wine industries often prefer to use equipment and fixtures of stainless steel,” says Mark Hagg, the owner and president of American Equipment Company in Portland, Oregon, an authorized dealer of the Optima Steamer lines in the Northwest region of the US. “My winery customers are our target market for the Optima Steamer. Steam is known to penetrate oak barrels up to ¼” into the wood, which gives a much better chance of removing Brettanomyces ,” says Hagg. Brettanomyces (also known as “Brett”) is a type of wine spoilage yeast that digs into wood barrels when growing, presenting a unique challenge to winemakers.

A new oak barrel costs about $800~1,500. Moreover, if a barrel is suspected to have a trace of Brett, they cannot risk using it for aging wine as this could lead to a catastrophe of spoiling the entire batch. Steam treating barrels can potentially save wineries tens of thousand dollars if not millions. In addition to steam’s natural sanitizing power, steam uses a fraction of water to achieve similar or better efficacy. Organic wastewater management is another costly expense for food and beverage production facilities. Local authorities closely monitor the BOD (biochemical oxygen demand) level of wastewater originating from such facilities as part of the Clean Water Act enforcement. Since the steam cleaning process produces very little or no wastewater, this also leads to saving time, hassle and money.

The Optima Steamer DS-S is now available through Steamericas and authorized dealers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico. The all-electric stainless steel model, the “Optima Steamer EST-S”, is available in 5kW, 12kW, 18kW and 27kW heaters.

To locate your nearest dealer, please contact Steamericas, Inc at (310) 327-8900.

Steamericas Inc. is a California corporation and represents the manufacturer of the Optima Steamer in North, Central and South America.


Wineries Thrive By Switching To The Optima Steamer
02 July, 2013

Quite a few well known wineries on the west coast are now using Optima Steamers to clean and sanitize wine barrels and holding tanks. By switching from a standard pressure washer, wineries are able to kill bacteria without the use of chemicals, preserve and restore wine barrels all while saving money and most of all time. Watch this video to hear end users reviews and testimonies on how steam has been a profitable and smart decision for their business. We also give you a glimpse into how wineries sanitize and prepare for bottling. Thank you for watching!

Any questions? Call (310) 327-8900 or email.

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To locate the nearest dealer, please call 844 US STEAM (or 310-327-8900).