Craft beer, without filtration or high temperature sterilization retains the original nutrients and active yeast components of the original fermentation solution. 

Its mellow body, strong malt flavor and unique flavor are quite different from the traditional bottled beer. 

It’s good for people’s health, and also provides strong wheat flavor, excellent taste- specially in bars and BBQs. 

More and more consumers prefer this type of beer. Therefore, self-brewing equipment is becoming very popular. Read below how to choose your brewing equipment for your business.

Table of Contents:

1.Which material of beer equipment is better?

2.How to choose the capacity of beer equipment?

3.Why choose a conical fermenter?

4.How to choose a device manufacturer?

  1. Which material of beer equipment is better?

When deciding to buy brewery equipment, you first need to understand what material the equipment is made of. 

Generally speaking, it is possible to use brewery equipment made of 304 stainless steel. If your requirements are higher, you can choose copper or 316 stainless steel for manufacturing. 

Of course, the price is more expensive than 304 stainless steel.

 Also, the thickness of the stainless steel sheet also needs attention.

 Some beer equipment manufacturers will falsely mark the thickness of the plates. 

For example, the manufacturer describes in the document to use 3mm thick stainless steel but actually uses 2.5mm thick stainless steel plates.

 It is recommended that they provide proof of buy of stainless steel plates during production. The thickness of the stainless steel sheet will be included in the buy voucher.

  1. How to choose the capacity of beer equipment?

First, you need to determine the size and scalability of the brewery. 

The size of the brewery is determined mainly based on the budget and estimated daily output. 

It is estimated that the daily output will affect the size of the brewery equipment you need to buy and how many fermentation tanks you need. 

The higher the daily output, the higher the price. 

Also, if you have a limited budget, but are very optimistic about the market prospects. Then you can first choose small brewery equipment that can be expanded.

The beer equipment models of small catering places are divided into different types of equipment such as 100L, 150L, 200L, 300L, 500L, 1000L and 2000L. 

You can also browse our Probrewer to see the latest Brewing Equipment designs and suggestions; 

The configuration details are vary with any equipment specifications.

 The complete set of beer equipment mainly includes crushing system, saccharification system, fermentation system, refrigeration system, cleaning system, control system and other main components as well as many auxiliary components. 

Again, if you are not sure what’s suit you the best contact us for further consultation.

Then, the size of your venue will also affect the size of the brewery. 

The larger the capacity of the brewery, the greater the space required.

 Such as you have bought a relatively large brewery, but the venue cannot fit, then the equipment is also unusable. 

Professional brewery equipment manufacturers can design the brewery according to your capacity and site conditions. 

This includes equipment placement drawings and equipment design drawings.

3. Why choose a conical fermenter?

If you’ve ever stepped into a brewery that has its operation on display, you’ve likely witnessed a towering conical fermenter. 

They are impressively beautiful, and most importantly, they’re extremely effective at fermenting beer. 

These works-of-art come in stainless steel and plastic constructs. 

The conical fermenters are generally cylindrical at the top and fall into a cone (conical) shape at the bottom. 

The shape allows for a valve at the bottom for the removal of sediment without removing the wort. 

The conical fermenter can also be used for both the primary and secondary fermenting processes, as well as the aging functions. 

This greatly increases space conservation and saves a tremendous amount of time.

Some conical fermenters have options for temperature control, and they are able to withstand much more pressure than their carboy counterparts.

The following are the advantages and disadvantages of conical fermenters, I hope you can understand.

Conical Fermenter Pros:

1.Allow the entire fermentation process to take place in a single fermenter (no secondary needed for certain batches)

2.Stainless steel is easy to clean and can last a lifetime

3.No siphoning required

Conical Fermenter Cons:

1.Requires a larger area

2.Most expensive fermenter

3.More difficult to transport

4. How to choose a device manufacturer?

There are many suppliers of beer brewing equipment, especially the rise of new breweries in the past decade. 

Generally speaking, beer equipment is manufactured in China or other countries. 

Many suppliers of brewery equipment import from them. This is because it can reduce customer costs. 

If you want to save more budget, you can consider purchasing brewery equipment directly from manufacturers in China or other countries.

 Micet Group is one of the best brewery equipment manufacturers in China. We can provide you with customized turnkey solutions. 

Also, we can also provide you with equipment-related testing information. 

If you plan to order brewery equipment from Micet Group, please feel free to contact me. You only need to tell us the daily output or capacity you want, and our engineers will get in touch with you within 24 hours.

If you are a novice brewer, Micet Craft will also provide you with professional brewing services. 

We will help you complete the first brew. Also, you can also follow our blog, we will regularly update the latest brewing knowledge on the blog.

 We hope these are just to help you finish brewing your own beer.