Pilot brewing equipment

The Pilot brewing system is a brewery system like no other. If you are looking for a pilot brewing system for sale and you want more information about the setup, the best way to describe a pilot brewing system is a cross between home brewing system and professional brewhouse.

Brewmasters use this beer making machine as an advanced system outside of home brewing. For example, some commercial breweries use a 3 barrel brewing system to test out new recipes and others prefer to use a 2bbl brewing system to test out production times. However, finding a 2 bbl brewing system for sale is just the start of utilizing a pilot brewing system to its fullest capacity.

YoLong pilot brewing equipment works the same as our large-scale beer equipment, except the pilot brewing equipment only produces a small amount of standard craft beer. For example, a 3 barrel brewery system allows brewers to conduct small-scale beer try-outs for new beer recipe innovations and test-runs for a larger scale operation.

The reason why equipment like a 1bbl brewing system for pilot brewing is so popular is because if you want to have your own craft brewery or see how well a new beer recipe will taste and sell, having a trial-run on 3bbl brewhouse brewing equipment is a valid and practical method to see your way forward. 

A Pilot Brewing System allows you to change up the productivity of your brewery without interfering with the primary brewery’s objective. As a secondary brewery system, a pilot brewery produces a small beer batch (anywhere from a 1 to 3.5bbl brewhouse volume) to supplement your flagship brew.

You never know, your pilot brewed beer might even grow to rival the popularity of the flagship beer! That’s the flexibility a pilot brewing system offers the brewer: the chance for new beer recipe experimentation, special or celebration release beers; all without getting in the way of main beer production.

3 Vessel Pilot Brewing Equipment

For first brewery set up or medium-volume breweries or bars, three vessel pilot brewing or 3 bbl brewing system setups for testing and beer recipe trial-runs is a good choice.

  • Heat Brew Kettle Starting At 1Bbl (Hl)
  • Mash Lauter Tun Combi + Bk/Wp Combi Tanks
  • Skid Compact Brewhouse With Casters
  • Additional Matched Hot Liquor Tank
  • Anti Over-Boiling Elements
  • Level Switches Protect from Dry Firing
  • Sanitary Spray Ball for Easy Cleaning
  • Agitator and Rake Assembly Available
  • Conical Bottom on Brew Kettle for Better Trub Separation and Fast Cleanup
  • Whirlpool with Blocker and Bottom Spray Ball for Hot Trub Removal
  • Digital Control Panel and Plc Touch Screen Options
  • Pump Flow Meter Option (With Advanced Touch Screen Controls)
  • Elements in Pipe for Mash Circulation Heating
  • Ball Valves for Precise Water Flow Control
  • 3-Phase Power Option
Pilot Brewing Equipment

Beer Fermenters of Pilot Equipment

5hl unitank

Fermentation vessels are an important part of every brewery. YoLong cylindroconical Beer Fermentation Tank with cooling jacket, insulation, and cone-shape bottom and Stainless Steel Fermentation Tank come complete with top-dished head and custom-fabricated round body. 

Custom or ready-built pilot equipment fermenters are designed on skids for small systems under 5bbl.

All fermenters welding is done under a controlled protection-gas atmosphere; interior and exterior finishes are perfected, and cooling jackets complete the highest standard for all YoLong Fermentation Tank/Vessels.


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.


  • 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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