How to Select the Right Equipment for your Microbrewery

So you want to build your microbrewery and you don’t know where to start from? Starting a microbrewery needs a lot of attention as it requires the right equipment along with the right location. Once you find the right location, it isn’t enough but investing in the right equipment is what makes your brewery a successful one. Here is how you can select the right microbrewery equipment –

  1. The Right Production Requirement – You need to understand what should be the size of your brewing tank. Making it too big or making it too small won’t do the justice to your brewery. Before investing or producing anything in a huge amount, make sure to remember you will be seeing the actual profit only after three years or so.
  2. Know The Right Recipe – You need to know the right recipe with the right amount of ingredients. And above all, you must know quite a few numbers of recipes before starting. A variety of recipes help you to get variety of customers. Creating something new is what will keep people coming back to try more.
  3. You Must Know The Brewing Process – Understand the brewing process well before you start your microbrewer. It actually is a batch process that takes at least a month to complete. Here are the steps –
  4. Fermentation that takes about 1 week
  5. Conditioning that takes about 1-3 weeks
  6. Brewing that takes about 6-8 hours

The brewing time however might differ depending on the type of beer.  You must know the type and its preference.

  1. The Cost of Your Start up – Before you start your microbrewery, make sure you have the idea about the investment and how much it will cost you. The cost varies depending on various things. Most craft breweries start with equipment valued around $15,000 or more.

These are a few things you must know before you start your microbrewery. For any other further questions we are happy to help.