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Your Brewery Layout

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Start your brewery layout


In these early stages of planning a brewery, we ask you three very important questions.


The answers will guide us in recommending a brewing system that meets your needs.


  • The size of your location - how much space do we have to use?

  • Your monthly and annual production - what are your goals?

  • Your budget - how much do we have to deal with?


We will then calculate all the important things like the recommended brewhouse and cellar vessel sizing, cost of equipment and floor space.


Work brewery equipment into the space


Armed with all this information, we're getting to the serious part.


Our first goal is to get a 2D CAD drawing of the space from the designer/architect or landlord. This drawing is critical - if we are dealing with an inaccurate drawing it can lead to huge and costly complications.


At this stage, we determine the dimensions of each piece of equipment and their dry and wet weights.


We encourage this information to be shared with all the stakeholders involved in your project, especially the designer/architect and general contractor. This is the first major gate check to ensure the space will fit the planned equipment and handle the load – as the weight adds up quickly! This includes all auxiliary equipment such as steam boilers, glycol chillers, water filters, packaging equipment, etc.


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DEGONG 10HL Microbrewery Equipment


Why accuracy matters


Underestimating the weight can cause the foundation to crack. We also need to consider trench drainage, if the weight is too large, it will destroy the structural integrity of the slab, and if it needs to be added to the slab, it will reduce the height clearance.


The size and location of the equipment needs to be determined. We say it's not pedantic! We say this because if they deviate by even a millimeter, we can have serious problems with our hands.


If it's unloading day and a piece of equipment doesn't fit in the space - the entire design is thrown away and can lead to domino problems!


Draw a layout diagram


Once we've determined what equipment we need and how much space we can fit in, we start drawing.


We've created a series of diagrams that directly represent your brewery layout - exactly like in real life. We will live and die in these drawings as the project progresses.


When we design your brewery layout, we consider some important things:


  • Process Path - We designed a layout that flows with the brewing process to avoid redundant tasks and actions. Exercise takes time - time is money!

  • Utilities - In our brewery layout design, we consider factors such as plumbing and electrical outlets.

  • Room to expand - By planning ahead for additional space, you will save on the cost of redesigning the layout of your equipment. You can also plan utility routing and include initial builds.

  • General logic - do you think we're stating the obvious? You'll be surprised at some of the bugs we've seen over the years! We ask important questions like what is the best location for the glycol inlet and outlet for FV or BBT? We make sure there is enough space for your trays to pass, your brite tanks close to the freezer and your lauder buckets close to the door so you can easily get your malts out and kegs in. Sometimes simple things have lasting effects.


A talented team

We know how important it is for everyone to be on the same page. Between us, your winemakers, designers/architects, structural engineers and contractors - there are many cooks in the kitchen.


We understand this and are experts at managing these relationships - ask our clients!


When you work with DEGONG, you get consulting services as well as the best quality equipment.


Once we've done that, over 12 different countries, we know what to look for. We know how things should flow and best practices for brewery layouts.


We can pre-emptively identify where obstacles might arise so we can address problems before they arise.


Please contact us if you would like to collaborate with us on your project.



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