Brewhouse equipment includes the tanks that produce wort and prepare the beer brew for fermentation.
If you are looking for any size brewhouse for sale, YoLong Brewtech is the best place to start.
What is a brewhouse?
A brewhouse is a term used to describe a setup that brews beer and where beer can be produced (home brewing, commercial craft beer brewing, and industrial scale beer production). Brewhouse systems range in size from a 5 barrel brewing system all the way up to a 50 barrel brewing system.
Usually, brewhouse equipment is combined with specific vessels inside a working platform. The brewer operates the brewhouse through the control panel.
The size and scale of your brewhouse operation depends on your production needs. The brewhouse you order from YoLong will be fully customized for your individual requirements. Our brewhouse-buying customers range from beer hobbyists wanting a home brewing system that will fit into their garage through to clients needing a full-scale turnkey brewery system.
If you wish to start off small, a 5 bbl brewhouse would be adequate. If you think that 5bbl brewing equipment might not produce a big enough volume of beer, finding a 15 bbl brewhouse for sale might be more suitable.
At YoLong, we will work with you to create the perfect personalized brewhouse system solution that is based on your specific and unique requirements.
How much does it cost to start a brewery?
- Brewery: Size & CapacityIt’s simple to start a brewery once you have calculated which setup is the most suitable for the volume you want to produce.
- 5 bbl brewing system / installing 5 bbl brewery equipment
- 15 barrel brewing system
- Also, if you are looking for a 20 bbl brewhouse for sale or a 30 bbl brewhouse for sale, the YoLong team can assist you in setting up a brewery of that size too.
At YoLong, we build each brewhouse on a case by case basis. The size and capacity of the brewhouse depends on what scale beer production is planned by the client. The brewhouse has different levels of automatic control. A higher level of automatic function can save the brewer on labor, but the cost would increase; something that brewers on a budget might want to consider.
Use the tips below to choose your own range of brewing equipment.
HOW TO CALCULATE THE BREWHOUSE EQUIPMENT SIZE?
20HL 3V brewhouse
First, YoLong’s technical engineers will help you confirm the scale of the facility, which then determines how your customized brewhouse will be designed and installed for maximum efficiency and output.
But how is brewhouse size calculated?
The capacity of the brewhouse equipment depends on how much beer you want to produce. In other words, the production capacity. So let’s explain some terminology before you start to calculate your brewhouse.
Beer Barrel – BBL, Gallon – GAL, and Hectoliter – HL
1 BBL = 31 GAL, and 1 HL = 0.85 BBL
The maximum annual production capacity is dependent on how often you’ll be brewing on any given week. A nano/craft brewery or brewpub system usually ranges between 5 BBL – 15 BBL, which produces between 500 – 3,000 barrels per calendar year. On a macro scale, a full production brewery system would be 15 BBL or greater, with the ability to produce upwards of 3,000 barrels per year.
The annual production is calculated using this formula: (brewhouse size) x (number of brews per week) x (approx 50 weeks per year) = Annual Production
- A 5 BBL system x 2 brews a week x 50 weeks = 500 BBL annually
A 5 BBL system x 3 brews a week x 50 weeks = 750 BBL annually
WHAT SHOULD INCLUDED IN YOUR BREWHOUSE EQUIPMENT LIST?
We can divide brewhouse equipment into several types. One of the methods is to count the number of vessels in the brewhouse. For example, 2-vessel brewhouse equipment includes a Mash Lauter tun and a Kettle whirlpool tun.
The brewhouse can be assembled with four vessels, Mash tun, Lauter tun, Kettle tun, Whirlpool tun. So for a 3-vessel brewhouse, there are various combinations.
For some large scale microbreweries, extra vessels are used in the brewhouse.
A 5-vessel brewhouse would have a designated Mash Mixer, Lauter Tun, Holding Kettle, Boil Kettle, and a Whirlpool. Each of these designated vessels serves a particular purpose. With these extra tanks, you would work at a higher efficiency and volume output.
Finally, you can choose a brewhouse according to your production capacity and budget. Listed below are several different configurations of brewhouses based on the number of vessels:
- 2-Vessel Brewhouses
- Mash/Lauter Tun/Hot Liquor Tank Combination Vessel + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool
- Mash/Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool
- 3-Vessel Brewhouses
- Mash/Lauter Tun/Hot Liquor Tank Combination Vessel + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool
- Mash/Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool
- Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle/Whirlpool
- 4-Vessel Brewhouses
- Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool
- 5-Vessel Brewhouses
- Mash Mixer + Lauter Tun + Holding Kettle + Brew Kettle + Whirlpool
EXAMPLES OF COMPLETE 5-30BBL BREWING EQUIPMENT
Besides the brew vessels, there are several items below in the brewhouse. These are also very important parts and decide the quality/user experience.
- Stainless steel working platform with handrail.
- Pipes and kind of valves.
- Control cabinet-temperature controller/PLC plus HMI
- Sensors for detecting temperature or the liquid level
- Pumps for wort transfer
If you choose fully automated brewhouse equipment that uses PLC control, then the program you use is important.
YoLong automated software and controls offer big advantages in electrical design and programming work.
We have a special professional engineer team that provides long-term technical support for any control problem before and after the sale.
30HL 4V Brewhouse
HOW TO CHOOSE THE HEATING OF BREWHOUSE EQUIPMENT?
Many brewers are very concerned about the heating method of the brewhouse equipment. Homebrewers might not know about the differences between the various heating methods. Check out your local tech school that offers night classes, as many give lectures on brewing zymology and its practical applications.
Basically, there are three ways of heating in a brewhouse. They all work in different ways and give similar results. There is no single best heating method; you can choose one who more suits your site condition.
Depending on your size, budget, and goals, there will be a different brewhouse heating option that works best for you. These are the three main options for Brewhouse heating:
- Direct Heat
Each of those pros and cons should help you figure out which is right for you. However, if you’re still a little unsure then these are some general recommendations for what works best for each of these methods:
Steam – Steam works great for most people who need control and scale. The only real downside here is the cost and the safety training involved. So, if these factors aren’t going to be a problem for you, then steam is the best choice.
Direct Heat – Direct heat has some positives even if there are a few drawbacks. This method is going to work for most people on a medium scale or with a lower budget.
Electric – This method is mainly only recommended for smaller brewhouses where the others aren’t an option due to space or cost. However, with some care, it can still work. There are just a lot more downsides involved.
Please reach out to the YoLong team if you need advice on heating methods.
DO YOU HAVE BREWING QUESTIONS?
DOES YOUR BREWHOUSE NEED TURNKEY PROJECT SERVICES?
Turnkey Breweries for You, the Brewer
Brewhouse Turnkey services involve the provision of a completed product or service – ready for immediate use: no running in, no warming up, just straight to work.
YoLong has been designing, fabricating, and installing breweries for over fifteen years. We understand that brewers have a lot on their “to-do” list when undergoing an expansion or new brewery installation.
That’s why we offer to do the planning and building of the brewery for you. YoLong has the expertise, knowledge, and most importantly, the budget-consciousness to install and commission your ideal brewery.
When YoLong undertakes to build a turnkey project for you, we combine our core engineering systems with world renowned system components from well-known, distinguished companies. Every component is guaranteed with fast, reliable global service.
Flexibility: Whatever idea you have for your brewery, we can make it happen.
One-Stop Service: There is no need for you to jump from one supplier to another when you choose the YoLong turnkey service.
Best Price: When you make the decision to get your brewery or expansion done from a single source, you can be sure that we deliver on time and within budget.
15BBL Turnkey Brewery Equipment
Description of the YoLong Turnkey Projects
At YoLong, we listen to your requirements and provide a clearly defined interface service that can be completely customized to the clients’ individual needs.
- Project coordination of third party systems
- On-site management during installation
- Classic, innovative brewing technology
- Support for client’s product choice
- 24/7 customer service
- Licensing procedural information
EXAMPLES OF TURNKEY-KEY BREWING EQUIPMENT
15BBL 4 Vessels Turnkey Brewery Equipment
WANT TO BUILD & GROW YOUR BREWERY?
From equipment costs to brewery size, construction costs and licensing, brewery operating costs can vary widely depending on your specific operation.
When estimating the price of your investment. We have multiple types of equipment available as well as brewery equipment financing options to help you start up and running.
- Nano Brewery Equipment (1BBL-5BBL)
- Brewpub Brewing Equipment (5BBL-10BBL)
- Microbrewery Equipment (10BBL-20BBL)
- Commercial Brewery Equipment (20BBL-50BBL)
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- PED, AS1210 pressure vessels
- UL/CUL/CE electrical cabinet control
- Brewing system manuals
- Site-size & budget-friendly custom designed equipment
- Wide range of capacity & automation levels
- All customer inquiries welcome
Product Testing & Manufacturing
- Surface polishing & Pressure testing
- Welding inspection
- Production management
YoLong Quality Assurance
- Highest international standard brewery equipment
- Excellent detailing & finish
- World renowned accessories and electronics
Delivery Time Assurance
- Equipment delivered & installed on time
- Regular progress updates with etailed product images
- Informative project scheduling & reports
Within YoLong Warranty
- Tank replacement
- Personal customer service
- Help whenever you need it & free training
“We use YoLong brewhouse (20HL, fully automated), their water station, CIP and all FV’s.”
I had my doubts ordering basically a whole brewery overseas, and was super worried what we were going to get when 5 trucks arrived from the port.
Equipment we got is of superb quality, perfect welds, well polished, packaged and you could see it was taken care of really good. It runs great, in 1 year we had zero (0) problems, except 2 leaks of seals on pumps, but that is normal. Guys at YoLong are also super responsive, we were able to solve everything via Skype. The guys in YoLong is super friendly and had great knowledge of the brewing process and equipment overall. And they’re also super responsive, even during their nighttime if there’s a case of emergency.”
Overall I would recommend YoLong without a second of hesitation.
“We wanted to invest in most quality equipment our budget permitted. Most European manufactures were far beyond our budget, and we had heard horror stories about Chinese manufactures. We were lucky to get a reference for YoLong and contact them, requesting a proposal. After their initial tender, we had a lot of correspondence to customize our equipment in our needs. Communication was easy, and that is rare when dealing with Chinese manufacturers. They were able to provide easy and affordable solutions to our demands. They also refuse to use cheap and unreliable components. We were able to design a robust 4-vessel 20hL brewhouse, capable of producing beers with plato over 25. Although YoLong is not the cheapest, they are a manufacturer that can guarantee reliability and lifetime service.”
“I highly recommend this company as I found them and there team to be very professional to work with and there workmanship to be first class.
I would defiantly buy from them in the future and recommend to anyone that is serious about high quality equipment purchasing.”
“After a year of research, Yolong Brewtech was suggested to us, the service was professional, reliable and comprehensive, the manufacturing quality impeccable. We had found our manufacturer. We will continue to work with Yolong Brewtech for our future projects’”.
“Yolong has been superior, and world class in providing for our brewing industry stainless steel fabrication needs. Their communication, guidance, expertise and support has always been outstanding, and I am often surprised by their generosity and willingness to go above and beyond with creative solutions and after sales support. Working with Yolong feels like a collaborative partnership, and I absolutely recommend their high quality brewery manufactur, and will be using them again in future.”
“We had been planning to upgrade our brewhouse for several years and decided on a skid-mounted, two vessel 13HL system from YoLong. They have been great to work with and we are really excited to take delivery of the brewhouse and get brewing.”
“We ordered a couple of tanks and accessories from Yolong Brewtech were responsive and understood our needs well. Production was completed in a timely manner and quality was good. But most importantly, after sales service was good and they were able to troubleshoot and offer solutions to most problems that we encountered.”
“We are very happy with the professional help we got to customize our brew house. Quick answers and broad understanding of our needs.”
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