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#12 – Discount in new webshop, agent for Scandinavia, leasing partner and offer on 300 litre Brewhouser.

Sneak Preview in our new webshop – opening sale

If you just need a butterfly valve, a pressure gauge or just a spare gaskets or triclamps, you will find much easier when we open our own webshop on 3. June. Get a sneak preview into our new fittings-webshop by clicking here.

You are welcome to fill a basket and email the order to us already now. However, please note that the goods will not be dispatched until early June. If there is something that you cannot find in the webshop, please write to us at info@bryggeriudstyr.dk. Then we will make sure to get it on the shelves.

Orders over 1,000 DKK excl. VAT includes free shipping. Invoice and payment are always in Danish kroner – the other currencies are for reference.

The Openingsale coupon code gives 10 percent up to 1. June 2019.

In the webshop you can also buy a few extra yeast and storage tanks, a CIP-trolley, a bottling line or a whole brewery of 2,500 liters. We have published our product catalogue with whole breweries, tanks, steam generators and much more on the website, so it is now possible to go around and see what we offer.

All our plants is produced new from factory and can be customized to fit your needs and your brewery. The larger items are order items – apply for price.

Brewery equipment for Norway and Sweden

Brewery Equipment ApS has got agency from both our central suppliers throughout Scandinavia – we are very happy and proud of that.

This means that the website and the web shop are translated into English. Along the way, we will hopefully have time (read: money) to translate it into Swedish and Norwegian as well.

Do you need money for brewery equipment?

Do you dream of buying a new brewery, expanding with a row of fermentertanks or obtaining a bottling line, let us help you to get in touch with a leasing partner.

We have just concluded an informal agreement on partnership with one of the major leasing companies on the financing of equipment for microbreweries. This means that we can make contact between serious brewery equipment customers and the leasing company.

If you want to know more about the funding options, please call us.

We have just a 300 litre brewery in stock…

Our supplier has produced a small brewery of two vessels with a capacity of 300 litres, that is ready to be shipped to the right customer. The brewery is prepared for heating with steam, and comes fully delivered with steam pipe and plate heat exchanger for just 165,000 DKK – freely delivered.

Click on our site to have a look at the delights.

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#11 Automatic brewery for 500.000 DKK, CE-Marking and storage tanks

Get a fully automated brewery for less than halv a million danish kroner

Our supplier has planned to show up at the Braubeviale Fair in Nuremberg in November with a complete 1,000 litre brewery with three vessels (mash, lauter and whirlpool/boiler). Exactly similar to the brewery we just have delivered to Small Batch Brewery in Rønne on the island of Bornholm.

We have already pre-booked the brewery for our Scandinavian customers. This means that we can send it directly from Nuremberg and deliver it to you before the new year. The Brewery is in amazing quality for exhibition and with fully automatic PLC control. We can deliver it at a special fair price of less than half a million kroner.

Come to Nuremberg and take a look at the delights – or visit the colleagues on Bornholm. Small Batch is happy and proud to demonstrate the facility. The picture is showing Anders Blomqvist and Johnny Fagerlund from Small Batch. They are ready to start their first brew during the month of April 2019.

Danish Guarantee and CE marking for Asian prices

We have been authorized to CE mark our breweries. This means that we both, Martin and Claus, passed the exam at Dansk Standard and are now authorized to CE-mark machine installations according to the dansih machinery directive according to the EU-regulations.

The Components of the breweries, fermenters, bottling facilities and other equipment we sell are, of course, already CE-approved from the supplier’s side. But that is not enough. When a whole brewery with motors, gears, pumps, cables, PLC control computer, piping and perhaps also compressed air for automatic control of the valves is assembled and connected in Denmark, then the total installation must finally be certified and approved after CE-directive. That is why we have decided to be certified to CE-mark our breweries.

This means that if you buy a brewery from us, then Bryggeriudstyr ApS will direct stand our warranty on a metal plate at the plant. At the Same time, you will be provided with a handbook in Danish (or other national language like norwegian or swedish) describing the installation, risk analysis using the plant, CE certificates and certificates dodumenting that the materials are suitable for food use.

In Short, you get a Danish/Scandinavian guarantee at Asian price.

Standard Tanks in stock for fast delivery

Several customers have asked for fast delivery on regular cylinder-conical yeast and storage tanks (CCT) in our standard dimensions and classic complete configuration with insulated cooling cap, manhole, spuns, rotary sprayball, solenoid valve, safety valve , sample tap and ball taps. Together with our supplier we have decided to always have 1,000 litres and 2,000 litre tanks in stock at the supplier in China.

This means that we can deliver in less than two months – this is the time it takes to get a container ship halfway around the globe with the tanks.

Our tanks are in top quality, CE-approved and with an abundance of equipment. If you need more tanks, we can offer piping at no extra cost. The price is already competitive – call and get an offer.

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#10 – Affordable brewery equipment / remote control of your brewery

Brewery equipment for 250.000 liters of beer per years for less than 3 million danish kroner

 

An old idiom says “It is expensive to be poor”. But this does not apply to our breweries – you really get value for the money when you invest in breweries from our supplier in China.

In the autumn we delivered a 2.000 litre complete brewhouse to Frederikshavn Bryghus, which has just started production. During the installation, a valuer from the leasing company that had helped Frederikshavn raise money for the brewery came to inspect their investment – and he was impressed.

“He simply walked around the hall and looked at tanks, pipes, machines, pumps and process electronics and said again and again: Can you really get all that for this such a small amount of money, tells the CEO at Frederikshavn Bryghus Lars Trie Christensen.

It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.

At the moment we have a similarly slightly larger brewery of 2500 liters with three process-vessels on hand at our supplier in China. The brewery itself is almost finished and ready to be packaged in containers and shipped away.

Depending on the finished configuration as well as the number and size of fermenter and storage tanks, the brewery can produce 250,000 liters of beer or more per year. Enough to earn back the investment within a few years.

We have put a description of the brewery on our website. Follow the link or type item number 16025 in the search box. Note the list of links of the components from which the brewery can be built.

www.bryggeriudstyr.dk/product/15025

The Brew house with a mash-vessel, lauter tun and combined kettle/whirlpool cost less than 1.5 mill. danish kroner. The price is incl. roller mill with auger and grist hopper, hot water tank (HLT), steam generator, cooling for both brewing and fermentation, plate cooler, pumps, hoses, piping and electronic control (Siemens PLC)

Calculate with about cost of half a million for installation – and then add the fermentation and storage system with bright beer tanks, fermentation and storage tanks on top.

If you’re intrigued, please do not hesitate to contact us to get a chat, some advice and guidance, and perhaps also a specific and non-binding offer.

 

Black box provides fast service

We have partnered up with the Danish company Secomea. As a result of the partnership we’re now able to install a small black box on the control of all the breweries we set up in Denmark and Scandinavia. The box provides direct access to the brewery’s management via the Internet. We already have good experiences with remote service and handling minor issues of the new brewery at Frederikshavn Bryghus.
Through the box, we have both given our own technicians and the engineers of the supplier in China access to the system. This allows the Chinese supplier to quickly and easily correct a few minor flaws in the control program, adjust the thermometers and make sure, that everything is working as it’s supposed to.
It goes without saying that thousands of Danish kroners have been saved as well as many hours of driving and onsite service as was the case if we were to send a technician if there is a problem with the plant.

Through the box we can quickly get the customer the help that is required, fulfill our obligations regarding warranty and service, and the customer can be confident that the help will be on its way with only a few clicks.
In the future the black box will be included with all the breweries we provide. The Secomea box is of course encrypted and safe to use over the Internet. No others than the ones we give grant permission will be able to control the beer production.

 

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Brewery exported to Greenland – 800 litre 2-vessel system

We have provided a bit of advice for Immiaq brewhouse in Ilulissat, Greenland. The Greenlandic brewery ended up ordering an 800 litre 2-vessel brewing system with two 800 litre yeast tanks- specially made for Immiaq’s very narrow space conditions.

Among other things, the stairs up to the brewing tanks are made mobile and can be removed and put on depending according to the needs of the brewmaster. The pictures show the equipment before shipment from the factory in China.

Besides the challenges with fitting the brewery inside the narrow space of the premises, transport also has been a challenge as all goods to Greenland has to go through the Greenland Harbour in Aalborg. This cause that the tanks are sent from China to Denmark, where they are re-loaded in the containers before the tanks are shipped from Denmark to Greenland.

The brewery system is expected to arrive in Denmark in mid-February 2017, after which it will be sent to Greenland.

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First brew in new tanks

 

Geddal Gårdbryggeri had delivered the new tanks shortly before Christmas 2016. The cooling system is in place and the first brew is in the making.

The three tanks are 400 litres each and are specially built for the low ceiling in the brewery.

Niels Sangill from Geddal Gård Bryggeri is very pleased with the tanks. The neighbour, who is a certified welder of stainless steel, is impressed by the quality of the tanks.

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#7 – Choice of brewing method for industrial brewing

In this newsletter you can read about the selection of brewery and hear the story of how we tailored a few 200 litre tanks so that they could fit right into a very low basement in Lyngby.

Have a summer. We wish you a comfortable read (and remember that we can always deliver new and custom-made, combined yeast- and storage tanks in just three months.)

Choose your first brewing system with care

Many customers turn to us because they are brewing some nice beers at homebrew-level, and now they want to produce more beer and perhaps even get a business out of it. Others already know how to brew beer on a special type of microbrewing system and are feeling unsure of how to expand or replace the facility.

We are of course helping everyone with advice and guidance. There are some key considerations that can be usefully done in advance.

The very simple and inexpensive breweries consist of only two vessels. It results in some disadvantages, which you must be confident that you can come to terms with:

The first is that you cannot mash the barley at increasing temperature, because there is no heater in the mash tub. Stepwise Infusion – that is, mashing at an increasing temperature – gives a better use of the sugar content of the malt.

You can raise the temperature during mashing by sparging with warm water given that there is room in the vessel – or use so-called decoction mashing, where you tap out a part of the herb, heat it separately and pump it back into the mash vessel. A relatively work- and time-consuming process.

It may be tempting to start with a two-vessel system like this 600 liter brewery – but it is important to consider in advance whether the system can grow with the ambitions and the business.

How much beer do we want?

If you want to brew several brews one after the other on a two-vessel system, then you have to stick to mashing at one temperature – so-called single infusion.

It points to the first and most central consideration that one has to make as a microbrewer: How much beer do we want to brew annually? Or rather: How little can I brew and still monetize it?

As a rough rule of thumb, we usually say that you have to brew between 80,000 and 120,000 litres of beer per year to give a reasonable salary to a brewmaster. In that equation it is of course relevant to calculate how many hours of work it takes to brew the desired amount of beer.

The equation quickly indicates the fact that it is not easy to create a sensible brewery business with a simple two-vessel system. It must at least be suitable for an extension with an additional vessel later.

Two-vessel system

A brewing system with two vessels is typically divided with mash and straining vat in the first vessel and a boiling pans and whirlpool in the second vessel. This means that the herb has to go back and forth between the two vessels several times – and the vessels must be emptied and cleaned along the way.

You can also get a two-vessel system, where the first vessel is both boiling vessel, mash vessel and whirlpool and the other tub is exclusively straining vat. With this configuration it becomes easier to extend to a three-vessel system with a separate boiling vessel or separate whirlpool later on. There are also special models where the upper half of the second vessel is a straining vat and then there is a whirlpool in the chamber under the straining vat.

Three or four vessels

A three-vessel system does not need to be large or bulky. Here is a compact three-karssystem of 300 liters.

For profitably industrial use, microbreweries consist of three or even four vessels, each with its own separate function in the process: mashing, straining vatting, boiling and whirlpooling. Many are complemented by a separate hot water system – i.e. a separate boiler. The hot water system typically consists of an insulated tank with a heat spiral and the double capacity of the brew system itself.

A three-vessel system is typically suitable for brewing two brews on a working day. In the end, whirlpool will become a disadvantage if you want to brew several batches in succession.

On a four-vessel system you can put a new brew over after two to three hours.

Many microbreweries would prefer to begin with a three-vessel system and then possibly expand to a four-vessel system later.

The decision on which system to invest depends, as first mentioned, first and foremost on how much beer you want to brew. And how many working days and hours of work you can put into the brewing process. It takes money and space to start with the great, large solution.

We are happy to help you get started correctly so that things can grow naturally along the way.

Read more about brewing beer on Wikipedia.

From thought to reality

In March we wrote about a few special tanks which, after four attempts on the drawing board, were designed to fit into a basement with a low ceiling. There are only 205 centimeters from floor to ceiling in the basement, so the tanks had to be as wide as possible so that there could be room for taking the manhole at the top off and inspect the tank inside.

Lars Boldt from Lyngbeer in Kgs. Lyngby does not conceal the fact that it was an exciting day when the tanks came from China and had to enter his ceilinged cellar.

“I took the sill of the door, and so there was only a couple of cm of room on each side, so the tanks they could just get into the basement where they were going to stand,” he says.

He is very satisfied with his new 200 liters combined yeast- and storage tanks.

“There was much more equipment included than what I had figured from the specifications. One could say that I have gotten even more than I expected, says Lars Boldt, adding:

“Now I just have to sell some beer, so I can afford to buy a few more. Produced exactly as these I just received.

Combined yeast- and storage tanks

  • 500 liters approx. 40,000 kr.
  • 1000 liters approx. 50,000 kr.
  • 2,000 liters approx. 67,000 kr.
  • 3,000 liters approx. 91,000 kr.

Prices are only indicative for a piece, excl. VAT We give nice discounts when ordering more tanks in the same order.

The price is among others regulated by the dollar rate of exchange and freight rates. Call or write for a get a current offer. Call or write for a get a current offer.

Remember we are always ready with good advice, guidance and a good deal – just call or write.

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#6 – China delivers extremely good quality

The brew master from the future brewery Frederikshavn Bryghus has been amazed by the quality of the craftsmanship of our Chinese partners. We invited him to China to take a look at a 2000 liter brewery that our supplier had standing in his workshop. The brewery was even for shipping.

Unfortunately, a number of Danish micro-breweries have got their fingers burnt by buying Chinese produced brewery equipment of doubtful quality.

“I can understand that some breweries in Denmark have been disappointed. I have also seen unsatisfying examples of microbrewery equipment in Denmark, says the brewer Kent Boalth from Frederikshavn Bryghus.

A content brew Master checks the details of his new 2000 liter brewery.

Bryggeriudstyr ApS took the brewmaster from North Jutland to visit our partner in Jinan, located halfway between Beijing and Shanghai in the vast country of China. Zybrew is a private manufacturer of microbreweries started and led by James Jia. On the factory floor of Zybrew, Kent Boalth inspected a 2000 liter 3-vessel-system down to the tiniest detail.

“To me, the quality is important, what I saw at James’ factory was an incredibly nice finish, completed welds and good quality of stainless steel. He puts much emphasis on prioritizing quality. ” I can clearly observe and notice that James is also taking pride in delivering some of the best that comes out of China,” says Kent Boalth. He adds:

“All I saw was really nice. Welds and joints were complete, rust-free and easy to clean all around.

Every detail in turnkey brewery is well thought out

The plan is for the 2000-litre brewery to be packed and transported to Frederikshavn, where it comes into operation in the autumn.

Detail from yeast-tank. Butterfly-welding done by hand.

The manufacturers at Zybrew carries out the steelwork themselves. Control systems, agitator and pump motors are of well-known Western European brands. Not because the products are necessarily better than Chinese, but because it is easier to get serviced and obtain spare parts for European brands in Denmark.

“It will be good – as in really good,” says the visibly impressed brewmaster from Frederikshavn Bryghus.

It is not just the brewery itself that is important when you put hundreds of thousands of dollars down on a brewery.

The chemistry is also important, says Kent Boalth.

James is a good acquaintance, and it is in his favour that he also has a great sense of humour. In the event that

James Jia from Zybrew (at the left) and Kent Boalth talk discuss the details of the new brewery in Frederikshavn.

problems arise, it is easier to solve them jointly when you are getting along.

– with Zybrew I would like to be known for being the Chinese response to good quality of microbreweries. In the same way as Toyota is known to be Japanese quality when it comes to cars, says James Jia.

Hunting for bottling equipment

Kent Boalth was also came along when Bryggeriudstyr ApS went on a tour of the industrial districts in Jinan and on the outskirts

of Shanghai to visit Chinese manufacturers of bottling equipment. There may be hundreds or more factories in China that produce bottling systems for both cans and bottles of all sizes from small, simple manual or semi-automatic hand tapperier to complete high-capacity bottling lines with washes, fills, capsules, pasteur, printer and packing plant.

“We have been communicating with a manufacturer of bottling equipment for more than a year, who James has recommended us. But before we enter that market, we will be absolutely sure that we have the right supplier. We need to be completely confident with the quality, when we first mount a bottling line at a Danish microbrewery, says partner in Bryggeriudstyr ApS, Claus

Therefore, Bryggeriudstyr ApS had a consultant via the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate the Chinese market in advance of the trip to China.

– they found more than 30 factories that can supply this type of equipment. On the basis of our demands, the Foreign Ministry’s consultant in China called for 15 of the factories and, and we found together four interesting factories that we would visit. as well as the supplier with which we were already in dialogue, Martin, from the Bryggeriudstyr ApS, says.

Huge difference in quality

Master brewer Kent Boalth from Frederikshavn Bryghus in front of his new brewery.

A couple of the suppliers produce both brewing equipment, yeast-tanks and tapping lines, so the visit to China was a good opportunity to assess what Chinese quality can also be.

“It was indeed a mixed bag. In some places, you were able to see the welds on the inside of the tanks. The welds were not properly polished and thus more susceptible to dirt and germs. We could clearly see that Zybrew provides a much better quality compared to other suppliers, Martin says.

The visits to the manufacturers of bottling equipment clearly showed that we, Bryggeriudstyr ApS, also have the right supplier of accessory-equipment for micro-breweries.

“The technical quality at EQS, which we already knew of, are much better than we saw elsewhere,” says Martin.

– All fittings are in metal, the thickness of the material is solid and the joints are neat. The finish was alright, it was really nice. It sends a signal, that the work is done thoroughly, says Kim Boalth, who among others had detailed questions about the oxygen content in the beer after bottling.

“They had had the gear checked at a German laboratory, so they had a real grip on the details. Among other things, they did not come up with unrealistic high figures on how fast the machine can drive, says Kent Boalth, who fell in love with a 14-head tapping line with a capacity of 2,000 bottles per hour.

In love with China

-The Chinese are very hospitable and the level of service was impressive. They drove us around and fetched us at all places. We were invited out for dinner after dinner and they almost didn’t know all the good they would do to make us comfortable, Kent Boalths says.

Right now he is just looking forward to everything falling into place, so Frederikshavn Bryghus can put the final signature on the contract, and the brewery in Jinan can be packed and shipped to Denmark. Frederikshavn Bryghus is building a new hall for the brewery, which is expected to be completed by the end of August. Kent Boalth expects to start the first brew in the new brewery in September.

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Newsletter #4 – Expand capacity with combined yeast- and storage-tanks

The past year we, Bryggeriudstyr ApS, have sold a lot of combined yeast- and storage-tanks. All customers have been very impressed with the quality of the steel, welds and the finish of the products. And also, the tanks have been tailored to the match the customer’s premises and needs.

We provide the most offers on insulated cylinder tanks with conical bottom – the so-called called “Cylinder Conical Tank, CCT”.

Based on a standard, we adjust the tanks in cooperation with the supplier. For example, we have just ordered 2200-litre tanks for a customer of only 164 centimetres in height, so they could be squeezed into a low basement with two meters to the ceiling. On the other hand, the tanks became small and fat with 76 cm in width, so the customer needs to remove the windowsill to get them into the basement.

The tanks are configured with everything that is required to create a complete controlled fermentation- and warehousing-process. The tanks are made of AISI 304 stainless steel, have dual cooling jacket and rotating sprayball for cleaning. The tanks are all prepared for cooling.

We can deliver complete cooling-equipment together with the tanks, or you can choose a local fitter to install cooling to the tanks. Are you buying several tanks, we can provide piping for cooling along with the tanks for only a small amount of money. The control can be part of a complete brewery-setup based on Siemens-PLC or we can provide a simple control panel for the temperature. The last offer is available for a very small amount.

For example, one of our customers has installed three 400-litre tanks with a draught-beer-cooler and controls it with the simple control unit.

The tanks are available with a carbonation device (CO2 stone), if wanted.

Specifications

  • Manhole in either side or top (optional).
  • Rotating Spraybal for efficient CIP.
  • Double jacket with insulation.
  • Safety relief valve (vacuum-0.15 bar/overpressure 2.2 bar).
  • Pipes for CIP with a spunding-valve for the management of fermentation pressure (0.2-2bar) and steam gauge and butterfly valves.
  • 4 “Clamp opening at the top with blank-off plate and clamp, for yeast-addition or dry hopping.
  • 2-zone cooling, so it is possible to cool the taper and cylinder separately.
  • Solenoid valves and taps for each cooling zone.
  • Bottom outlet with butterfly valve.
  • Beer-outlet in taper, with Racking arm/Lees stop and butterfly valve.
  • Temperature sensor pocket.
  • Sample tap.
  • Option for carbonation device unit (CO2 stone).
  • Everything is mounted in the tanks with Triclamp joints, which can be removed by CIP and thus ensures optimal cleaning.

Price examples

  • 500 liters approx. 40,000 kr.
  • 1000 liters approx. 50,000 kr.
  • 2,000 liters approx. 67,000 kr.
  • 3,000 liters approx. 91,000 kr.

Prices are only indicative for a piece, excl. VAT We give nice discounts when ordering more tanks in the same order.

The price is among others regulated by the dollar rate of exchange and freight rates. Call or write for a get a current offer.

Reference customers yeast and storage tanks

  • Mylius Erichsens brewery, Hvide Sande
  • Geddal Gårdbryggeri, Brewery, Geddal
  • Aarhus University, Engineering College
  • Immiaq Brewery, Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Halsnæs Bryghus, hundested
  • Lyngbeer, Lyngbyi
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Newsletter #5 – Making room for a micro brewery

When we first had to organise the premises for a 500-litre brewery at Bøllingsø Bryghus, we were frankly completely out of our depth. The questions were in line:

How much space is the is brewing-system going to take up? How many yeast- and storage-tanks do we need? What about the height of the ceiling? How much ventilation is needed? Should the temperature of the room be stable at 20 degrees Celsius? Is our door wide enough to get the equipment in? Does food control require tiles on the walls? Is the water supply powerful enough so that it does not take too long to fill the vessels? How large do we need our cooling-facility to be?

This is the words of partner in Bryggeriudstyr ApS Claus Thorhauge, who is also one of the entrepreneurs behind Bøllingsø Bryghus placed in the centre of Denmark.

− If I knew what I know today, I would have bought or rented a cheap, large and charmless warehouse for the purpose. What was now to be transformed into a brewery had earlier been an old inn and so it was expensive and complicated to design the old kitchen for the purpose. And we cannot really expand, Claus says

He points out, among other things, that in addition to the brewing process itself, it is also necessary to pay attention to raw materials, empty bottles, finished beers, packaging, as well as space to tap and label labels.

− Today, Bøllingsø Bryghus has had to set up a 40-foot container outside the premises with empty bottles to be replenished later, Claus adds.

Adjusted to millimetres

Choosing a room is always a compromise. Should the brewery be in connection with a cosy place where there is a possibility of tours and beer-tastings? Should it lie in the harbour or in the centre of the city? Or is it a beer-factory placed in an ugly industrial district?

Will you start small and grow naturally with time and money? Or should it be full production from day one?

In Bryggeriudstyr ApS we’re in contact with both large and small breweries – and we help them all. Recently, together with a customer, we have a redesigned the drawings of 200-litre yeast and storage tanks a number of times in order for it fit into the basement of a single-family home.

Only 205 centimeters to the ceiling and just a regular door to get the tank inside through. In addition, the challenge is that a small tank of only 200 liters due to the small diameter arches so much that we wouldn’t be able to make manhole on the side of the tank. The manhole has to sit at the top, and so there must be enough room between the tank and the ceiling to get the lid off and reach the tank from above. And the tanks needed to have wheels on!

In the fourth attempt, it was possible to draw a tank that could enter. However, the customer has to peel off the sill to get the tank inside.

Another customer for 2,500 liters tanks, thought he had enough space until we got to talk about how he needed to put the dry hop in the tank from above. We drew the idea a few times until we were sure that the balance between height, diameter and volume was satisfactory.

Custom made is not expensive

All equipment from Bryggeriudstyr ApS is new and tailored to the customer’s needs. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. We are often able to compete with the prices of used facilities and systems

And advice and guidance are free of charge. We are happy to visit you and advise on how you can optimise your production based on the equipment you have. and the premises at your disposal.

Checklist for selection of premises

  • Is the room hygienic: unbroken ceilings, walls and floors that can be cleaned easily. wallpaper, wood, etc. is unsuitable.
  • Is there a drain in the floor?
  • Are there high ceilings with space over yeast- and storage-tanks?
  • Is the door or gate tall and wide so that large equipment can enter?
  • Is it easy to get reach and exit with raw materials and finished goods?
  • Can we drive with pallet lifters in the premises – no level differences or doorsteps?
  • Is there room for all functions, brewing, fermentation, storage, raw materials, finished goods, bottling, labelling, administration?
  • Is there space for expanding in the future?
  • Should there be serving and beer-tasting – space for atmosphere and hang-outs?

The custom-built tank for the basement arrives in April. In the newsletter #7 from June, we will reveal whether it could come in through the door – and be installed in the room.

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Newsletter #3 – We help new microbreweries through challenges

A number of new and green micro-breweries cater to us for “short look” on the price of a small brewing system. We also get contacted from some that has been well underway for some years and now wants to “move forward.”

We help everyone as well as we can – not just by putting together the best brewing process and the right configuration that can grow over time. Sometimes we also give advice on looking for LAG-money or other funds, advise on the choice of premises, talk about the formation of business, the sale of public shares and recently we have also started talking about leasing of brewery equipment.

There are particularly two problems that aspiring microbrewers almost always render into. And some unfortunately strands on:

  • The premises are too small or unsuitable – perhaps the local plan prevent the dream for coming true.
  • Perhaps the bank will not join. Perhaps the business plan looks promising, but it is difficult to get initial capital.

In addition, there are many unforeseen small items: approval of food control, disposal of mash and possibly after fermentation, bottles, labels, date marking, collection, boxes, etc.

When it comes to premises, we can offer to design the equipment to fit the square meters and the ceiling height available. For example, move the manhole down on the side of the yeast-tanks instead of being on top. Or provide yeast and storage tanks with built-in heating/cooling to brew in unheated premises. But sometimes the customer has to take the consequences and move out of the garage to cope with the potential growth.