How to buying a specific piece of brewing equipment

/Update August 9, 2022 / By YoLong Brewtech

If you’re looking to get into beer brewing business, choosing the right brewery equipment is key. The last thing you want is a set of brewing equipment that doesn’t work well and makes your brewing process more difficult than it needs to be. Here we’ll look at some of the most popular pieces of brewing equipment on the market today, as well as how they can help improve your beer-making experience!

Step 1. Choose The Best Brewing Equipment Supplier In advance

The equipment should make you beer taste better. When it comes time to buy your brewery equipment, First, you will make sure that you are able to get the best value for your money. You need to ensure that the beer brewing equipment you get will help improve the quality of your beer and make it taste better. Different brewery system come in different shapes and sizes. Each type of brewing system can take a variable amount of time to design and build. This means that we need to incorporate the purchase of beer equipment into our production planning form at least 6 months before we plan to open the brewery.

For brewing equipment suppliers. Many suppliers will make the brewing systems to your exact specifications and needs. Likewise, The quality of the brewing equipment and the best user experience is also an important consideration. because you will be using it for a long time. You’re not just buying it once and then throwing it out after a few years; you’ re going to have this equipment for years to come, so don’t skimp on the quality of your purchase!

Choosing the most suitable brewing equipment manufacturer among the many suppliers can be a tedious process. As we mentioned earlier, there are many different styles and configurations of brewhouse establishment, which are related to the layout of the brewery, the design of the brewing system. and the need for the manufacturer to be very proficient in the brewing process and knowledge.

This means that in the case of labor-intensive manufacturing techniques, purchasing is only the beginning of any supplier process. Therefore, choosing several brewery equipment suppliers for comparison is the best way.

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Step 2. Choose The Right Size Brewing Equipment

The first question you will face when speaking with a brewing equipment supplier for the first time is: what brewing system should I choose? we list the differences and setup cost for three different types of breweries Here.

You need a clear understanding of your brewery size and production goals. This may seem obvious to established businesses, but new businesses often overlook the importance of these areas in purchasing the right brewing system for their current and future needs.

A brewery’s annual production is calculated by using this formula: (brewhouse size) x (number of brews per week) x (50 weeks per year) = annual production

In a small Nano brewery system;

  • 5 BBL system x 2 brews a week x 50 weeks = 500 BBLannually
  • 5 BBLsystem x 3 brews a week x 50 weeks = 750 BBL annually

In a Medium Micro brewery system;;

  • 10 BBL system x 3brews a week x 50 weeks = 1500 BBL annually
  • 10 BBLsystem x 6 brews a week x 50 weeks = 3000 BBL annually

In a large commercial brewery system;;

  • 30 BBL system x 10brews a week x 50 weeks = 15000 BBL annually
  • 30 BBLsystem x 15 brews a week x 50 weeks = 22500 BBL annually

Once you know your target production volume, we can then determine the brewery’s design maximum production efficiency based on production volume.

For example, Nano breweries or brewpub systems are typically between 2 – 5 BBL and produce 200 – 750 barrels per year.

Craft brewery systems are typically between 10-15BBL and produce 1,500 – 4,500 barrels per year.

On a commercial brewing scale, a complete production brewing system would be 20 BBL or larger with a capacity to produce over than 10,000 and more barrels per year.

Different brewing systems represent different stages of development of a brewery. Therefore, when designing a brewing system, we need to ensure that the purchased brewing system needs to meet the development needs of at least the next 5-10 years, and qualified suppliers should be provide you with a variety of suggestions and configurations within your budget. Learn more about how to choose the brew system requirements thought YoLong Project engineer in advance here.



Step 3. Investing For Your Brewing Business ROI

Every investment is related to a person or group of people, and the same is true for the beer brewing business, so it is very important to choose the right equipment supplier and the right brewing equipment. The brewing equipment cost is an important factor in our return on investment (ROI) calculation. So, how much should we invest in brewing equipment?

The price of a brewing equipment depends on a variety of factors, like:

  • Select several equipment suppliers for comparison (Refer to Step: 1);
  • Determine the size of the equipment according to production goal (Refer to Step:2);
  • Whether the equipment manufacturer can give enough technical support;
  • Materials used in the manufacturing process;
  • Whether the purchase price of the equipment is within the budget;
  • Delivery and installation of the entire system;
  • after sales support.

Does it look very cumbersome? Any successful investment requires complex communication and calculation. But YoLong Brewtech takes all of the above into account to ensure you get a high ROI. You can contact us here to get all the answers.

Take the time to weigh these costs against the planned business goals. YoLong’s brewing equipment can help you make the right decision. Not the cheapest equipment is the best investment, we need to consider the suppliers‘ design capability, service level, material quality, manufacturing process, delivery and technical after-sale capability of brewing equipment, total life, total capacity and how much profit this capacity will generate in Everything works within maximum productivity. These should give you a clearer idea of what you can afford.

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Choose a Best brewery equipment that will improve your brewing experience

It is worth the time to research your brewery equipment. The best brewery equipment will provide you with a great experience, save you money and make your craft beer more enjoyable.

Apart from that, The first thing that you need to do when choosing a brewery equipment is to find out what kind of beer styles that are most popular in your area. If people in your area enjoy light lagers or IPAs, then it would not make sense for you to buy a large amount of ingredients for making stouts and porters because no one will want them anyway!

It is also important that the brewing process itself isn’t too difficult or complex so that even new brewers can follow along easily enough without having too many questions about how things work together without any problems at all.”


Above all, we hope you can find the perfect brewery equipment for your needs and that it will help make your business success.

Ready to start your brewing business for the next step? Find out what YoLong engineers can do for your brewing system, and get our brewing equipment recommendations here.




If you are not a professional brewer and are considering making the transition from home brewing to nano brewery, it is a good idea to find a professional brewery consultant to help you through the first 30-90 days.

The Brewery Consultant will:

  • 1:Help expand your recipes.
    2:Learn how the Nano brewing system works
    3:Convince potential clients that you are on the right track.
    4:Be your most reliable “brewery problem solver” partner
    5:Make your commercial brewery a reality in the near future

if you want to start your own brewing business. My company YoLong has been working on microbrewery & beverage projects since 2004, we can give you any assistance from 0 to turnkey. Check out the professional brewing equipment consulting services we offer.

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