How to choose a brewery equipment

How to choose a brewery equipment?

To choose equipment for the brewery, to determine its configuration and performance, you need to decide how many sorts, what kind of beer and in what volumes you want to produce.

The performance of the brewery depends on the volume of the brewhouse, the number of fermentation tanks and the maturation period of the beer, according to the recipe.

Knowing the number of liters of beer per day that you want to get, you can determine the configuration of the equipment.

The performance of the brewery is limited by the volume of the brewhouse and the number of brewings per day acceptable to you. That is, these two indicators determine the highest possible performance of your brewery. The actual productivity depends on the number of fermentation tanks and the maturation time of the beer, according to recipe.

In general, the production of beer looks like:

  1. Cooking beer wort from water, malt and hops;
  2. Cooling and pumping the wort into a fermentation tank with the addition of brewing yeast;
  3. Primary fermentation at atmospheric pressure;
  4. Secondary fermentation (maturation or carbonization) under the pressure of carbon dioxide emitted during fermentation;
  5. Bottling ready beer

The  wort brewing process depends on the recipe and equipment configuration. On average, wort brewing lasts 6-8 hours. Consequently, with standard equipment a day, you can do a maximum of three brews. Also, special equipment is possible, allowing 4 or more brews per day, but in a small (crafting) brewing industry, as a rule, no more than two brews per day are practiced.

The prepared wort is poured into a fermentation tank (fermenter) and the process of fermentation and maturation of beer begins, which can take from several weeks to several months, depending on the type and recipe of the beer. Since each fermenter is involved in the maturation of beer for a certain time, the actual performance of the brewery will depend on the number and volume of the fermentors themselves. That is, you can start the production of beer with a minimum set of fermentation tanks, and over time to increase their quantity, thus increasing the volume of beer production. However, as mentioned above, the upper limit is limited by the productivity of the brewhouse per day, so if you plan to increase productivity in the future, we recommend buying the brewhouse with a margin for the volume of one brewing.

Brewery equipment consists of main and auxiliary units. The main units are included in the basic package and are required.

The main aggregates of the brewery are:

In the CCT, the primary fermentation of the beer wort, as well as fermentation (carbonation or ripening) of a young beer, takes place. The amount of CCT depends on the type and volume of beer that you want to produce.

We relate the rest of our brewery units to subsidiary ones, because without them you can also brew beer, you can replace them with other units, you can work without them at all, but it is much more convenient to work with them, and the beer will be of higher quality.

Brewery Auxiliary Units:

The purpose and description of each unit can be found in the relevant section of our site.

Contact us and we will help you choose the best equipment configuration, based on your desires and capabilities.