How to Design your Brewery Layout?

/Update September 22, 2022 / By YoLong Brewtech

Brewery layout is very important when you decide to open a brewery, you will embark on a long and stressful journey. This journey will help you determine the best brewery floor plan for you, and of course, you may gain more information. Opening a brewery is not all a game, you need to plan, design and finally build the brewery.

So, How to Design your Brewery Layout?We can pay attention to the following points;

Preparations for setup the brewery

What should be paid attention to when designing a brewery floor plan?

Factors to consider in a brewery floor plan

Cost savings

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Estimating the cost of brewery equipment

1.Preparations For Setup The Brewery

Before you start experimenting with design, you need to consider many things. First, you need to talk to different breweries, friends, brewers, forums, and blogs to understand what preparations are needed to start a brewery. You need to make sure that you have sufficient funds, a good working time frame, and contractors with experience in building breweries. The construction of a brewery is the same as other construction projects, there will always be unforeseen costs. Of course, you also need to consider your space and feasible development arrangements.

Brewery Layout

2.What Should Be Paid Attention To When Designing A Brewery Floor Plan?

The layout of a brewery is very important to ensure that it is safe and efficient. The brewery setup should take into account the entry of materials and goods from the back area of the brewery to ensure that customers who enter from the front area will not hinder the work efficiency. It also helps customers have an enjoyable beer experience in the taproom. The development of raw materials may increase productivity and save production costs, prevent high-quality paying customers from facing heavy raw material danger, increase work efficiency and improve staff teamwork.

Brewery 3D plan

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Estimating the cost of brewery equipment

3.Factors To Consider In A Brewery Floor Plan

  • Where to introduce the slope so that your drainage system can operate effectively
  • Water supply
  • Electricity supply
  • Grain bucket
  • Packaging and labeling area
Brewery 3D Floor plan

When you have to build your brewery, it’s important to plan ahead. This includes preparing the site to ensure that the equipment can be positioned and moved during the installation process. Everything from forklifts and pallet trucks are used during the storage of raw materials, to a door for each area so that products in packaging can move freely. If your brewery does not match these activities, you may need to re-plan it. You can find layouts and designs of some successful breweries here;

Brewery setup depends on the type of equipment and the size of the brewery. To reduce energy costs and improve efficiency, place brewing equipment as close together as possible. Reducing the distance between different steps reduces the amount of pumping required and helps prevent unexpected tastes in beer quality. Find out about “How do I set up a brewery?” here;

Before opening a craft brewery, you need to consider many factors, such as brewing technology and brewery equipment costs. Once you find a location for your brewery that meets code requirements and is zoned appropriately, you may need to apply for a permit from your local government department. References you use, e.g. Beer – TTBGov, USA. Or you can get more brewery friends on BA to chat by your side.

However, for us, YoLong can consider some issues from a design/manufacturer’s point of view;  YoLong is happy to help you with questions about the layout of your brewery design when you choose to work with us. We can provide useful suggestions from our experience in helping brewers open up their own breweries. You can leave your brewery plans here;

4.Cost Savings

Preparation for setting up the brewery must be taken in order to open a new brewery. When preparing to set up the brewery, you can save the general cost of the brewery by taking some measures when designing the production facilities. In essence, the benefit of well-planned brewery design and process management is a cumulative effect that will reduce costs over time.

A well-designed brewing facility will be more energy efficient and will lower your long-term cost of brewing. During the construction phase of the brewery, you can install solar panels to heat water in the tanks used in the brewing process. You can also use the infrastructure at your dam or tank to produce electricity you need.

The prerequisite to benefit from the design and layout of the brewery is that you know in advance what your goals are. You need to understand what exactly it is that you are looking for before you begin the planning process. You can also communicate with like-minded brewers to get their brewing experience. They have opened their own brewery, which will help you learn from any mistakes they have encountered and grow.

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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.  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 consulting services we offer.

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