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The founding of a brewery(1)

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As the craft beer movement continues to grow, more and more people are thinking about starting a brewery and the logistics involved. It's an exciting time to make beer! We love to see the enthusiasm in this industry continue to grow. Innovation is alive, new ideas and concepts are emerging all the time.


We get all kinds of people coming to us for help designing, building, and sometimes even installing their breweries. Some of our customers are beer brewing specialists - they have been experimenting for years and cover the recipes they want to use - and they just need help sourcing the highest quality brewing equipment and peripheral components.


Others require a more consultative approach - getting help from the start, including the size, layout and design of the brewery - all the way to installation. We can provide services to meet your needs - whatever they may be. Here's what we have to offer in our steps to start a brewery. We are proud to be part of your journey!


Brewery Size

Let's start from scratch...


The first step in building a brewery is to make some decisions about size.


We will ask you 3 questions:


  • What is the size of your location?

  • What are your monthly and annual production goals?

  • What is your budget?


The answers to these questions will help us decide which brewing system is right for your needs. We take into account several factors that will affect the size of your beer brewing equipment:


  • volume per batch

  • equipment cost

  • Human Resources

  • construction area

  • Expandability


After we've covered the basics, we'll get back to you with recommended settings to achieve your goals with the resources available to you.


Brewery Layout

This is the part where we get a rough idea of where your equipment and boat are in space. The right layout can have a huge impact on your efficiency, beer quality and venue ambience. When designing a brewery layout, we take many things into consideration. Our priorities are:


Cut reduction

There are many things we can do to reduce the cost of your mash room design. This is the main advantage of well-planned brewery design and process management. There are little things we can implement along the way that have a cumulative effect on cost reduction over time.


These are some of our methods:


  • Design a layout that flows with the brewing process to increase efficiency and avoid redundant tasks and actions

  • Utilize your vertical space with telescoping containers to maximize your brewery floor for better flow or easier expansion

  • Plan ahead for extra space - this will save up front the cost of having to redesign the layout of the equipment later.

  • By placing conditioning tanks as close to the bar area as possible, you can reduce your beer line cooling and insulation costs


Maintain quality by cleaning

If you take steps to ensure your facility is kept clean, and that brewery equipment cleaning is designed to be cleaned quickly, easily, and efficiently, you won't get contaminated - ultimately saving you time and money. It will also ensure product quality.


While we're in the planning stages of your brewery design layout, we'll build the easy-to-clean design aspects ahead of time. We'll also consider the most efficient placement of equipment in each room and the best way to clean the inside of pipes and tanks.


Energy efficiency

Your brewery layout can play a key role in saving energy costs. E.g:


  • Shortening the distance between steps means reducing the amount of pumping required. Less pumping, less energy required!

  • Build a heat recovery system to reuse heat in your floor plan.

  • Place utilities near the container to reduce plumbing runs and possible energy loss.


These are just some of the energy saving measures we can take. We take into account your personal circumstances and energy goals when we consult with you.


Aesthetics

Over time, the tourism aspect of a brewhouse has become a major factor. Believe it or not, it can sometimes be as important as the quality of the beer! This has meant aesthetics have become increasingly important to brewers, with production facilities simultaneously acting as tourist attractions.


Something we take into account during this process is brand image. Craft brewers are particularly focused on this – and they want their identity to be represented in the building around them. This means we need to balance aesthetic design while meeting the needs of daily operational activity.


Things like flooring materials can make all the difference. We aim to choose materials that will support the challenges of making beer, while maintaining a pleasing, on-brand appearance.




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