You have completed your business plan, selected your building, and are ready to purchase equipment for your new brewery or expansion project. But before you sign a lease or purchase shiny new equipment, the winery has some easily overlooked architectural requirements that may be worth checking carefully. It takes a million right things to succeed, but usually a small miscalculation can mean getting up and running or facing more delays (and more costs) than you expected.
|What do you need from the building itself to open a winery?|
Consider the height restrictions in the existing structure. How about the power supply-what do you have available? How can you easily change anything in the space without incurring additional costs that affect your bottom line? It is important to know what you have to use in your space so that you can make an informed decision about the placement and configuration of your brewery equipment to avoid having to pay to change the building to accommodate what you might have ordered Custom equipment.
|3 architectural requirements for opening a winery|
When you choose a facility, adequate ceiling height is an easily overlooked factor, but it may be the most difficult to solve. This sounds obvious, but many landlords don't like their tenants making holes in the roofs of their buildings. Usually this is not a problem, but what happens when you decide to add a vodka bar to the system? Or worse, what happens when the inspector decides that everything needs to be 18 inches off the ground to minimize the risk of explosion? These scenarios may or may not apply directly to you, but they are worth considering before you find yourself facing some difficult decisions.
Available power is another potential bottleneck, which is easy to forget before it becomes a problem. Does the building have enough electricity to run all the equipment you plan to use? When demand exceeds your expectations, does it have room for growth? A single-phase 120V power source may be enough to get started, but it is wise to give yourself some leeway so that you can add coolers, upgrade boilers, or some other equipment to help you run more efficiently in the future.
Water availability and quality have always been considerations for winemakers, and there are reasons why some of the world's famous spirits come from where they are produced. Nowadays, you can get pure water by simply connecting the RO system to your water pipe, but more water is used to produce high-quality spirits than it enters your kettle and mash bucket. Your heat exchanger may require water, including steam and coolant. If you are not careful, gallons can increase rapidly, and the rules for how to deal with it after passing through your system may vary from municipality to municipality. Handling or handling these streams is usually not a big deal or hassle, but you need to think about it to make sure you comply with local regulations.
Therefore, your building is as ready as possible, you have solved the power and water problems, and you are ready to start from the perspective of the facility. You are now at home, but there are a few things that need to be checked carefully before you are ready. It is important to ensure that the area is clean and ready to place the equipment, and you can easily obtain the tools needed to install the distillation equipment as efficiently and simply as possible. A big job like this has many nuances and cannot explain every unexpected situation that may occur. If you have read so much, I hope you are asking yourself what else you need to consider and what might go wrong. Just being in this mentality will help you adjust your direction when unexpected situations occur and make the task as easy as possible.
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