COMMERCIAL BREWING EQUIPMENT

Commercial brewery equipment is obviously the key point of these scaled breweries, Includes the stability, flexibility, reliability. All of those characters required the premium quality of the commercial brewery production equipment. Commercial breweries expand their premises and outputs and experiment with new beer recipes all the time. When they do this, they need to ensure they have access to the latest brewery technology; equipment that has been manufactured to the strictest, highest international standards in the world. On top of this essential criteria, all commercial breweries operate according to a specified budget

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Estimating the cost of brewery equipment

Premium quality equipment and supplies are required when a commercial brewery needs to expand the current brewery facilities or extend operations to another site. When a new division or different site location are planned, commercial brewers need a specialist in brewery design, manufacture, transport, and installation to undertake the commission. The company they choose for this must also be able to complete the job in time and within budget. Another key aspect was the customization ability especially for the middle scale system that will need the system to match up to the requirements and characters of the building, budget brew tech & process etc.

30HL Commercial Brewery Equipment

30HL Commercial Brewery Equipment

Commercial Brewery Equipment in North America, Australia, Europe

Why YoLong Industrial is the Preferred Commercial Brewery Equipment Supplier in NA, AU & EU?

Because YoLong Industrial is the top 3 of APAC commercial brewing equipment fabricator and a preferred supplier and manufacturer of the Brewers Association, BFBi, and Independent Brewers Association, we are the name that comes to mind for all your macrobrewery and commercial brewery equipment requirements (numbers greater than 6 million barrels per year).

YoLong Industrial recognize that the beer-making process is an art. It takes time, perseverance, and more than a bit of experimentation to discover that perfect beer flavor. When the brewmaster has found the right mix and beer flavor profile, they need excellent commercial brewery equipment to be able to replicate it over and over again. This will ensure that the brewery is always delivering the same high-quality product to the consumer

YoLong Industries understand that all beer production, outside of the non-distributed home brews, is commercial beer. It is only a matter of volume that differentiates between a microbrewery (less than 6 million barrels per year) and a macrobrewery (greater than 6 million barrels per year).

There are many beverage companies that produce and distribute commercial beer products and a range of craft beers as well. The difference between the two processes are always:

  • Volume
  • Size of equipment used to produce the beer batches
  • Price point at sale
  • Degrees of automation

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Others: Brewlander Brewing, Heineken, AB/Inbev etc…

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Commercial Brewing Startup Costs:

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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 are 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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How to start your Commercial brewery equipment?

If you just focus on the cost of the equipment, the main items are following:- Obviously there are much more details of each aspect need to be reviewed and finalised based on the different characters of different breweries, Also for different design details will affect the total cost greatly especially the relative automation level.

  • Malt Handling System

The first step in the beer production process is creating the malt from barley. The grains are steeped in a malt handling system for one to two days, and then cooled in humid air conditions in order for germination to occur over the next 3 – 7 days. The grains are then dried out in a kiln for up to one week, with a following rest period of 3 weeks. This is when the barley grain becomes malt. Depending on how much grain you are dealing with, the size of the malt handling system will correlate to it.

YoLong design commercial malt handling systems for a range of budgets and uses, because one size does not fit every requirement.

Every individual distiller’s and brewer’s situation have to be looked at as a unique case by case basis. Using a repurposed malt handling system is never advisable as trace residues could impact your end product’s flavor profile, so new malt handling systems are commissioned and designed for a range of uses and budgets.

If you want a malt handling system that has been designed to go the distance, factoring this vital piece of equipment into your budget and inventory is essential.

Malts Handling System

Malts Handling System

  • Custom Brewhouse

YoLong custom brewhouse equipment ranges from 20bbl up to the greatest volume size commercial vessels available. The malt that was developed in the malt handling system is relocated to the brewhouse. This is where the malt is added to mash tuns, (as many as the production volume requires: 3,4, and 5 vessel configurations) and the mash is heated for two to three hours.

After the heating process, the malt passes into the lauter tuns. It is here that the malt grains are processed and the mix converts into a liquid called wort. The wort is sieved by the lauter tun and then the mix passes into the wort kettle where it is boiled. During this process, the wort separates out from the grain over 2 – 4 hours. The grain residue is not left to waste: as part of the recycling process, the grain is sent to local farmers to feed their cattle.

Brewing equipment 5 vessel

Brewing system 5 vessesl

  • Cellar Tank

The wort is now ready to be placed into fermentation vessel cellar tanks that range in size from 20bbl to 200bbl, depending on the production volume required by the commercial brewery. These vessels can hold hundreds of thousands of liters/gallons of liquid. The fermentation process takes between 18 to 28 days. Having more cellar tanks means increased production across the board.

Cellar Tanks

Cellar Tanks

  • Water Stations

Regarding the scaled system that we’d make the independent water station, which usually includes the HLT, CLT, Glycol Tank and chiller units etc. The cold liquor tanks in a brewery are used as buffer tanks. They contain cold water that is used as a cooling mechanism to bring the boiling wort down to the ideal temperature for fermentation to occur. It is essential to have an experienced commercial brewery equipment manufacturer size the hot and cold liquor tanks properly, so they are sufficient to support the brewing system with the correct quantities of water, and at the correct temperature. For the chiller and glycol reservoir which will provide and store the cooling capacity for the CLT cooling down and fermentation temp remain.

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Water Tanks

Water Tanks

Auxiliary Equipment

3 vessel CIP station

3 vessel CIP station System

  • Fully Automatic CIP Stations

Commercial breweries deal with huge volumes of product every day. In addition to this, the area and equipment have to reach the highest standards of hygiene + efficiency. No one understands this process better than YoLong Industrial. We design, manufacture, and install fully automated commercial CIP (Cleaning In Place) stations that clean the interior surfaces without the need for disassembly.

The interior of all tanks, pipes, and vessels are cleaned automatically without manual labor. This is a major labor and cost-efficient commercial equipment to install. Because the brewing vessels, pipes, and packaging equipment are closed systems, frequent cleaning is necessary to maintain the chemical and microbiological quality of the beer.

YoLong Industrial present an automatic cleaning process that is extremely comprehensive and elaborate. This will provide the commercial brewery with sufficient control of energy, running costs, time management, and product consistency.

  • Yeast Propagation System

Commercial yeast propagation equipment produced by YoLong Industrial is engineered to produce ideal yeast propagation under the most sterile conditions. This is an essential component of the beer production process. It plays a critical role in how the beer will taste, its quality, and how easily the mix will be filtered. Choosing the correct strain of yeast, propagating healthy yeast cells, and utilizing the surplus yeast is possible with a custom automated yeast propagation system.

Yeast Propogation System

Yeast Propogation System

hopback and hop storm

hopback and hop storm

  • Hop Storm: The Hop Delivery System

The hop storm is the ultimate hop delivery system. Brewers are forever reinventing the palate of how beer should taste, and therefore, the mechanisms through which hops are added to the beer are changing all the time as well. When hops are added to the mix after the boil, they contribute a far more aromatic flavor. There are many names for the different hop delivery systems used by commercial brewers today. But they all add up to a fragrant, less bitter beer product that is helping change the profile of modern beer tastes.

  • Portable Pumps and Flowmeters

The flow and thermal energy measurements for the commercial beer brewing process are necessary in both the cold process areas and the brewery. This equipment carries out systematic checks on every installed component and measures the process’s performance and inspection parameters. Portable pumps and flowmeters are indispensable tools to optimize the water consumption and thermal energy.

  • Beer Filtration Commercial Equipment and Supplies

  • Energy Saving Devices

YoLong Industrial produce state of the art energy devices that enable the recycling of thermal energy during the brewing process. This can save on energy costs and the use of government funded power sources. Utility optimization in the commercial brewery process is based on modern energy-integration methodology. It’s best for the commercial brewery and the environment. Lowering the carbon footprint of the beer-making process is constantly being improved upon at YoLong.

Portable flow meter and portable pump

Portable flow meter and portable pump

keg washer

keg washer

  • Keg Washing and Filling Line/Bottle Washing and Filling Line Purchase and Installation

While the beer is fermenting, in the interim, commercial beer production continues with bottles being prepared to receive the final beer product. YoLong Industrial commercial bottle washer and filler line can process between 40,000 to 45,000 bottles per hour. That is sufficient to fulfil the production needs of any brewery.

The bottles and kegs are inspected for quality and cleanliness by a bottle inspector or a PVI machine. They are picked up and sent back if they do not meet the production health and safety parameters.

  • Filling Up and Sealing the Kegs/Bottles

When the bottles are ready, and the beer has fermented to perfection, the last steps in a commercial brewery beer production line is to label the bottles. Over 1,500 bottles can be labelled every minute. 3 checks take place concurrently:

  • Bottle contents fill height is correct
  • Labels are straight
  • The bottle caps are checked for attachment security and fastness

Now the only thing left is to pack the beer into crates and load them into the transport trucks, awaiting delivery to the eager distributors and consumers all over the world.

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WHY CHOOSE YOLONG?

Our Priority Guarantee When You Choice YoLong Brewhouse Equipment

  • Your facility premises are utilized to their fullest capacity, with precedence given to safety and stability.

  • Your brewhouse is ready on time and can begin function immediately.

  • Your brewing production or expansion needs are fully met.

  • Your budget is respected and you are completely satisfied with the quote you receive.

  • You are guaranteed the highest quality of international standard equipment.

Certification

  • PED, AS1210 pressure vessels
  • UL/CUL/CE electrical cabinet control
  • Brewing system manuals

Custom Design

  • 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

Why Trust YoLong?

Reviews of our customers

“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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