When you're looking at which configuration is right for you, consider the following.
Are you planning on selling onsite, canning, distributing, or all three? Note that selling your craft beers onsite directly to your consumers means far higher margins. . Would you rather get $190 for your 1/2 barrel keg of IPA through wholesale, or see $700+ revenue from that same keg by selling it to patrons? Again - there's a reason breweries are quickly incorporating kitchens and pubs in order to sell to end consumers.
With that - How much beer do you anticipate needing?
How many styles do you plan on brewing simultaneously?
How much room do you have?
Are you allowing for growth? We can add fermenters to your system as you grow. Up to six self-contained tanks can be run off of one Control Unit. Leave space. You'll very likely need it.
SmartBrew® systems range in footprint from 150 to 320 square feet including operational room.
SmartBrew® self=contained vessels are 8.5 feet high (2.5 m) for 5bbl tanks and 10.5 feet high for 10bbl tanks. You will need 10.5-foot or 12.5-foot ceilings, respectively
The installation process takes 4 days maximum.
You will need a waterproof, bunded (sealed) area with drainage for placing the brewery system.
The SmartBrew® System requires a Single Phase power supply rated at 208/230V AC, 30A, 60Hz. In addition the glycol chiller unit will require a Single Phase power supply rated at 208/230V AC 10A, 60Hz. Systems requiring more than one chiller unit will require additional capacity.
Other requirements include water, air, CO2, and of course, an internet connection. Our installation manager will give you further details prior to installation.
The system and all parts are warranteed.
Contact SmartBrew® for full site prep and dimension requirements - 1-800-BREW-907