10BBL 2 Vessel Microbrewery Equipment

 

 

Scope of Application and Features

If you want to open a Micro brewery or nano brewery, this 10bbl brewery equipment is undoubtedly the best choice, as its design is compact and simplified, to save more space and make your brewing process simpler.

The biggest feature of our brewery equipment is that it can save you more costs. I believe you should know that the local brewery equipment is very expensive, and the high price will definitely make you feel distressed, don’t worry, the price of manufactured brewery equipment from China can be lower than you think, you may say that the quality of China equipment is not up to the standard, don’t worry, with a joint venture with Canada, the production quality of our products is based on high-end standards.

10bbl 2 Vessel brewery equipment
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1000L 2 Vessel Brewery equipment

Micet Group has decades of experience in brewery equipment manufacturing, including the design and manufacture of customized micro,nano and commercial brewery equipment, wine cellar equipment, brewery auxiliary equipment.

The size of our microbrewery equipment starts from 1HL/BBL to 20HL/BBL. We will help gauging which size is most suitable for your floor space and budget, it’s important to balance between cost, size, output, and maintenance.

10bbl Brewery Equipment Configuration

1. Brewhouse System

Mash/Lauter tun, Boiling/Whirlpool tun 2 vessel brewhouse combination

Hot water tank and cold water tank 10bbl or 20bbl size is optional

Infusion or decoction brewing methods are designed accordingly

Boiling process can be done under pressure, especially for brewery at higher altitude

Two stages or a single-stage heat exchanger for wort cooling

All the valves are automated pneumatic valve operation

Sanitary and efficient wort pump automatic controlled 

Completely stainless steel water leaking platform

 

Micet 2 vessel brewhouse
professional brewing equipment

2. Fermentaiton System

Standard stainless steel conical fermentation tanks

Standard stainless steel bright tank or storage tanks

Single size or double size as brewhouse is commonly used in microbreweries

Tanks quantity is exactly calculated by fermentation cycle for various beers

Glycol zones based on fermenter size, custom zones available

Top pressure or side shadowless manhole is optional

All the manholes, valves, fittings, etc are included

How to control the fermentation temperature? learn more.

Micet 10BBL fermenters
Stackable horizontal BBT

3. Cooling System

Insulated glycol tank for glycol liquid holding and mixing, with or without copper coils

High-efficiency chillers or refrigerators that use Freon to provide cooling energy

Sanitary centrifugal pump with glycol water circulating between tank and heat exchanger

More energy efficient solution with HLT water recycling and CLT wort cooling

Single or double stage hext exchanger for ale and lager beer

Glycol tank and Cold liquor tank cooling solution is optional

Correct cooling solution based on local condition

 

Cooling Device

4. Control System

PID control system with on/off buttons for temperature, motor/pump, manual valve

Pneumatic valve PLC semi-automatic control system, automatic temperature, inlet water mixing, precise measurement of water spray, automatic liquid level, automatic brewing process control

PLC automatic control system, with curve display and production record printing functions, with formula storage function, customers can create new formulas according to production needs

According to the size of the system, automatic granulation can be selected

Separated control panel for brewhouse and fermenters is avaliable

Control system

Advantages of Micro Brewery Equipment

  1. Reasonable structure design, compact design can save you maximum space
  2. Be able to brew a variety of flavors of beer, making your beer more diverse
  3. The platform design makes it more convenient for you to brew beer
  4. High advanced brewing system allows you to adjust the brewing recipe at any time until you are satisfied with the recipe
  5. The automatic control system automatically controls the temperature and pressure, which can give you peace of mind
  6. In order to ensure the taste of beer, all 304 stainless steel materials are used food grade material.
  7. 100%TIG welding process to weld the tank, jackets welding are all full welding by water, uniform dimpled cooling jacket to ensure no leaking and long life, welds passivated!
  8. Overall mirror polishing, polishing 6 times to make Ra 0.4um mirror finish, can clean 360° without dead ends.
  9. Jacket testing 12 hours with air and water, jacket testing pressure is 5Bar, internal shell testing pressure is 4Bar, and before packing we will also have 48hours of water testing.
  10. Strict quality control and process inspection & testing system, which all the testing record will show on our data late with the tanks shipping, with checking the list and serial numbers to track.
  11. Insist on a high-end product line to manufacture our tanks, all components like chiller, exchanger, steam boiler, and Schneider/ABB electronics control systems all adopt international brands to ensure quality and convenient after-sales.
  12. More reasonable piping construction to avoid the wort aeration problem and decrease the material lost.

How to Choose a Micro Craft Brewery Supplier

Selecting qualified brewery vendors establishes the foundation for producing terrific craft beer.

Key Criteria for Choosing a Micro Craft Brewhouse Supplier

Consideration Guidelines
Relevant Experience Look for hundreds of successful previous micro craft installations
Product Offerings Wide range meets needs from manual to fully automated
Customization Ability to get custom vessels and modify standard packages
Manufacturing Quality All stainless steel hand-welded vessels and parts; reputation for reliability
Dimensions Size and height fits floorplan; measure doorways and aisles
Lead Times Ready sooner than entirely custom fabricated systems
Service Capability Responsive support team handles questions and issues
Pricing Packages Compare proposals across needed equipment and features
Payment Terms Flexible installments plans help secure financing

Top Questions to Ask Prospective Brewery Vendors

  • How long have you specialized in micro craft sized brewhouses?
  • Can you share contacts of micro breweries using your equipment I could call?
  • Where are your manufacturing and assembly facilities located?
  • Do you offer lease-to-own payment plans or financing assistance?
  • Is shipping, delivery, and installation included in pricing?
  • How soon could my system be operational from order date?
  • Who handles warranty repairs and technical support?
  • Can you help customize equipment configuration to fit my space?

Have candid conversations to determine the best fit based on needs, pricing, and service approach. Tour existing installations to inspect build quality if possible.

Comparison of Micro Craft vs Macro Brewery Systems

Micro craft breweries face distinct opportunities and challenges compared to large brewers.

Micro Craft vs Macro Breweries

  Micro Macro
Annual Production Volume < 15,000 barrels Over 100,000 barrels
Batch Size 5-30 BBL typical Hundreds of BBL per batch
Brewing Approach Traditional recipes; small batches Focused on mass production volumes
Product Variety Constant innovation; seasonal offerings Flagship brands; limited specialty options
Ingredients Specialty malts, hops, yeasts Commodity adjuncts like corn, rice
Business Model Local taproom sales; limited distribution National distribution networks
Pricing Range $4.50-$10 per pint Under $1 per bottle at retail
Ownership Structure Often owner operated Corporate shareholders

The scale requires tailored strategies to ingredients, operations, marketing, and financing. As they grow, micro craft breweries make transitions towards more automation. But retaining quality, creativity, and connections with local community remain imperatives.

Advantages and Limitations of Micro Craft Brewing

The intimate micro brewery scale enables artisanal approaches but also comes with financial and operational challenges.

Benefits and Opportunities with Micro Craft Breweries

  • Freedom for brewers to experiment with recipes and ingredients
  • Focus on flavor, aroma, and appearance
  • Engage customers with speciality offerings and seasonal varieties
  • Build loyal local following and brand identity
  • Charge premium price points for perceived quality
  • Lower startup capital investment requirements
  • Owner operated maintains flexibility and control
  • Capability to grow production incrementally avoids large debt

Potential Weaknesses and Risks Facing Small Breweries

  • Consistency batch to batch can be challenging
  • Floorspace limitations may constrain growth
  • Stainless equipment has high upfront costs
  • Securing bank loans difficult without proven financials
  • Must price competitively as market saturates
  • Expensive Federal and State licensing fees
  • Staffing challenges finding qualified brewers
  • Distribution without discounts tough for retailers
  • High failure rate as fads change in craft beer

The list of considerations highlights how micro craft brewing offers great rewards but requires thorough planning. Learn from other successful breweries while crafting an identity around unique beers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size brewery production is considered “micro craft”?

The Brewers Association defines micro craft breweries as producing under 15,000 barrels per year. That equates to brewing no more than 450,000 US gallons annually.

How much space do I need for a micro sized brewhouse?

Plan for at least 1,500-3,000 sq ft for a small 3-7 BBL micro brewery. This includes the brewhouse plus fermentation room, cold storage, packaging area, ingredients, lab, and offices. More space allows more comfortable production volumes and future growth capacity.

What are important utilities I need to operate brewery equipment?

Key utilities are electricity, water, drainage, ventilation, refrigeration, gas lines for any direct-fired kettles, and steam if applicable. Ensure adequate connection sizes, pressure, drainage slope, and phased electrical distribution.

Is buying used brewery equipment a good idea?

Used equipment saves substantially on upfront capital costs. But results vary greatly depending on age, maintenance performed, upgrades needed for controls and reconditioning, and warranty support. Evaluate operational expenses over lifetime of tanks.

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