COMMERCIAL BREWING EQUIPMENT
High-quality commercial brewing equipment is obviously the key point of any sales-centric brewery.
- Stability – commercial beer brewing equipment that is level to the ground surface, and securely installed for long-term production.
- Flexibility – a commercial brewery that can be expanded in size or increased in volume. Commercial beer brewing systems must also adapt easily to semi or full automation.
- Reliability – quality brewing equipment must perform at a consistently high standard, producing the recipe exactly while functioning as durable and trustworthy.
These features require premium quality commercial brewery production equipment. Commercial breweries expand their premises and outputs all the time, as well as experiment with new beer recipes and techniques.
When commercial breweries do this, they need to ensure they have access to cutting edge brewery technology: YoLong Brewtech.
Our commercial brewery equipment and automated brewing system are manufactured to the strictest, highest international standards in the world. It is essential that a commercial brewery operates within budget, and that means flawless beer recipe delivery and high functioning equipment every time.
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.
Any commercial brewery equipment manufacturer must be able to complete the production job on time and within budget. Another key aspect is the brewery equipment manufacturer’s customization capabilities, especially for mid-scale systems and breweries that require a commercial brewery system to match certain characteristics of the building, budget, brewing techniques, and automation updates or expansions.
COMMERCIAL BREWERY EQUIPMENT IN NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA & EUROPE
Why is YoLong Industrial the Preferred Commercial Brewery Equipment Supplier in North America, Australia & Europe?
YoLong Industrial has been in the Top Three APAC commercial brewing equipment fabricators for many years now. It is a great achievement when one considers APAC high standards and criteria.
YoLong is the 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 (volumes greater than 6 million barrels per year).
YoLong Industrial recognizes 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 ensures the brewery delivers the same high-quality product to the consumer with every batch.
YoLong Industries understands that all beer production, outside of 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:
- Size of equipment used to produce the beer batches
- Price point at sale
- Degrees of automation
YoLong Commercial Brewery Cases in: –
- Australia: Running withThieves Brewery / Shelter Brewing / Bailey Brewing
- North America: Brewery X LLC, Clifford Brewing Co, Hall & Hound Brewing
- Europe: Reset Brewery, Attic Brewing, Mister B Brewery
Others: Brewlander Brewing, Heineken, AB/Inbev etc…
WANT TO KNOW HOW TO EXPAND YOUR BREWERY AND BUY COMMERCIAL BREWERY EQUIPMENT?
WHAT ARE COMMERCIAL BREWING STARTUP COSTS?
If you want to budget commercial brewery equipment costs, we can help you focus on the main items you will need to purchase in order to achieve maximum output in the minimum amount of time.
Every detail must be reviewed and finalized based on the different characteristics of the individual brewery. Additionally, different design details will affect the total cost, especially relative to the level of automation desired.
- Malt Handling System
The first step in the commercial beer production process is creating 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 designs and produces commercial malt handling systems for a range of budgets and uses; one size does not fit every commercial brewery setup. Please contact us if you need help gauging which size malt handling system is best for your setup.
Individual setups and commercial brewery equipment for distillers and brewers has to be treated on a unique case by case basis. Using a repurposed malt handling system is never advisable; trace residue and microscopic debris could impact the flavor profile of your end product. A new malt handling system must be commissioned and designed for your individual requirements and within your established budget.
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.
- Custom Brewhouse
YoLong custom brewhouse equipment ranges from 20bbl up to the greatest volume size commercial vessels available, customized to your specifications. Malt developed in a custom malt handling system is best positioned close to the brewhouse, because that is where the malt is added to brewhouse mash tuns, (as many as the production volume requires: 3,4, and 5 vessel configurations). The mash is subsequently heated for two to three hours.
After the heating process, the malt passes into the lauter tun. 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 before 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 YoLong’s commitment to sustainability, the grain is recycled and sent to local farmers to feed their cattle.
- 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 litres/gallons of liquid. The fermentation process takes between 18 to 28 days. Having more cellar tanks means increased production across the board.
- Water Stations
The scaled system that YoLong uses to make each independent water station, includes HLT, CLT, Glycol Tanks, and chiller units. Cold liquor tanks in a brewery are used as buffer tanks. They contain cold water used as a cooling mechanism to bring the boiling wort down to the ideal temperature for fermentation to occur.
Cold liquor tanks for commercial use are essential to any brewery and must be produced by experienced commercial brewery equipment manufacturers. YoLong sizes both hot and cold liquor tanks precisely, so you know each tank is sufficient to support the brewing system with the correct quantities of water, at the correct temperature.
For the chiller and glycol reservoir, which provides and stores the cooling capacity for the CLT, cooling down and fermentation temperatures can then remain constant.
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- Fully Automatic CIP Stations
Commercial breweries deal with huge volumes of product every day. In addition to this, the area and the 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 brewing systems for 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 presents an automatic cleaning process that is extremely comprehensive and elaborate. This provides your commercial brewery with sufficient energy control, 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.
A commercial yeast propagation system plays a critical role in how the beer end product will taste, its quality, and how easily the mix can be filtered. Choosing the correct strain of yeast, propagating healthy yeast cells, and utilizing the surplus yeast is possible with a YoLong commercial custom automated yeast propagation system.
- 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.
Commercial portable pumps and flowmeters are indispensable tools to optimize water consumption and thermal energy.
- Beer Filtration Commercial Equipment and Supplies
- Energy Saving Devices
YoLong Industrial produces 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, as well as contributing to the sustainability of commercial beer production.
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.
- Keg Washing and Filling Line/Bottle Washing and Filling Line Purchase and Installation
While commercial beer is fermenting, the interim period can be utilized for other tasks: commercial beer production continues.
Bottles must be 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 fulfill the production needs of any commercial brewery.
Both 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. YoLong commercial grade machines are part of the automation of this system.
- 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 labeled 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.
How to choose the Right Commercial Brewing Equipment?
When selecting commercial brewing equipment, there are several factors to consider:
Scale of Production
The size of your brewing operation will determine the size and capacity of the equipment you need. Brewhouses are typically sized in terms of barrels (1 barrel = 31 US gallons), with systems ranging from 1-barrel nano-breweries to 50-barrel production facilities.
Commercial brewing equipment can be a significant investment, so it’s essential to set a realistic budget. Prices vary depending on the size, quality, and complexity of the equipment. Be sure to factor in not only the initial cost of the equipment but also installation costs, ongoing maintenance, and any future expansions. You can read this blog to learn more about brewing equipment costs. Or you can contact our expert to get the price!
Consider the available space in your brewery when selecting equipment. Make sure there is enough room for your brewhouse, fermentation tanks, bright beer tanks, and other essential components, as well as adequate space for workers to move around comfortably and safely.
Flexibility and Customization
Choose equipment that offers flexibility and customization options to accommodate your unique brewing needs and future growth. Look for modular systems that can be easily expanded or reconfigured as your production needs evolve.
Energy-efficient brewing equipment can help reduce your utility costs and lower your environmental footprint. Look for energy-efficient heat exchangers, pumps, and other components to minimize energy consumption.
Automation and Control Systems
Modern commercial brewing equipment often includes advanced automation and control systems, which can help streamline the brewing process, improve consistency, and reduce the risk of human error. Determine the level of automation that suits your needs and budget.
Choose a reputable equipment manufacturer with a proven track record in the brewing industry. Look for companies that offer excellent customer support, warranties, and after-sales service to ensure you get the most out of your investment.
Yolong’s Customizable and Comprehensive Commercial Brewing Equipment Solutions
At Yolong, we pride ourselves on our extensive experience and dedication to providing the best commercial brewing equipment solutions for breweries and brewpubs worldwide. Our wide range of products and services cater to the unique needs of our diverse clientele, ensuring that every brewer, regardless of scale or location, can achieve brewing success. Here’s an overview of what Yolong has to offer:
We understand that each brewery has its own unique requirements and goals. That’s why Yolong offers fully customizable brewing equipment, tailored to meet your specific needs. Our skilled engineers work closely with you to design and manufacture brewhouse systems, fermentation tanks, and other essential components that seamlessly integrate into your brewing operation.
With years of experience in the brewing industry, Yolong’s team of experts has gained invaluable knowledge and insight into the intricacies of commercial brewing. We leverage this experience to guide our clients through every stage of the brewing process, from equipment selection and installation to recipe development and troubleshooting.
Yolong’s international team of professionals ensures that our clients receive top-notch service and support, no matter where they are located. Our overseas offices and local representatives work in tandem with our headquarters to provide prompt assistance and minimize downtime, ensuring that your brewing operation runs smoothly and efficiently.
Diverse Product Offerings
We recognize that different brewers have different needs, and Yolong offers a wide range of commercial brewing equipment to suit all requirements. From small-scale nano-breweries to large production facilities, we have the right equipment for you. Our product lineup includes various brewhouse configurations, fermentation tanks, bright beer tanks, heat exchangers, glycol systems, pumps, packaging equipment, and more.
In addition to our extensive product offerings, Yolong’s team of engineers and technicians is committed to ensuring that your brewing equipment integrates seamlessly into your existing infrastructure. We provide on-site installation and training, as well as ongoing maintenance and support, to help you get the most out of your investment.
For those looking for a comprehensive brewing solution, Yolong offers turnkey packages that include everything you need to start brewing right away. From brewhouses and fermentation tanks to packaging equipment and control systems, our turnkey solutions are designed to get your brewery up and running quickly and efficiently.
Choose Yolong for all your commercial brewing equipment needs, and you’ll benefit from our unparalleled customization capabilities, rich industry experience, global team, diverse product offerings, seamless integration, and turnkey solutions. Let Yolong be your trusted partner in brewing success.
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- Wide range of capacity & automation levels
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- Equipment delivered & installed on time
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- Tank replacement
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- 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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