There are many things to consider when setting up a craft beer brewing house, from the brewery equipment you use to the number of beers you will produce. It’s best to spend plenty of time researching the situation before you commit money to the project.
First of all, figure out how many different types of beer you want to brew. A modern brew house generally puts out up to twelve beers, but doing so requires a lot of brewery equipment. Other criteria to consider are how many shifts of workers you want to run and what your individual batch sizes will be.
Additionally, make sure that your operation is able to expand if you need it to. You want a flexible system that is able to accommodate more customers than you are initially planning on serving. Hope for the best!
Don’t buy what you don’t need
While it’s important to leave room for expansion, don’t buy what you don’t need. If you’re a small pub brewer, you likely are not going to need all the high-yield equipment that a big operation uses. While larger systems are more efficient, this comes at a cost if you aren’t utilizing all equipment at capacity.
Finally, make sure you have an expert and reliable mechanic to maintain your equipment. This is an investment that will pay for itself. Also keep the lines of communication open with your brewery equipment supplier at all times to be ready for special situations.