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Factors to consider when choosing a brewery site

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    In recent years, with the upgrading of consumption, the craft beer industry has gradually emerged. More and more people love to drink craft beer, and at the same time, more and more people are planning to enter the industry and open a brewery of their own. There are many factors to consider when starting a brewery, of which location selection is undoubtedly a very critical step. Today we are going to talk about how to choose a site for a new brewery?

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    Craft Brewery Equipment

    1. Geographical factors

    Location is very important for new breweries. We need to consider the relationship between the factory location and the sales location. The closer the distance is, the better the transportation is. Second, pay attention to the surrounding environment of the factory site, such as whether there are manure factories, orchards, or poisonous factories. The brewery must be located far away from these facilities, otherwise the brewing quality will be affected. Also, be careful to stay away from the epicentre of infectious diseases.

    2. Transportation volume

    Just now we mentioned that we need to consider the relationship between the location of the factory and the location of the sales, and what is involved here is the cost of shipping. In addition, we also need to consider the cost of transportation, such as the inflow of raw materials, packaging materials and fuel. When planning the site, we need to determine the design and construction of roads, warehouses and cargo yards according to the traffic volume.

    3. Topography and topography

    To build a brewery, you should choose a place with flat terrain, which is conducive to the layout. The terrain should be flat, with a natural slope of about 5/1000, which is conducive to drainage. At the same time, in terms of geology, it should be noted that there are no mineral deposits, quicksand, silt, etc. underground, and the groundwater level is below 2.5M above the workshop floor elevation.

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    brewery equipment

    4. The source of water

    The brewing of beer is inseparable from water. Whether it is brewing water or other water in the factory, it is very expensive. We know that brewing water must meet at least drinking water standards, but generally do not use pure or distilled water to brew beer, because the ion content of pure or distilled water is too low, in the words of some craft brewing experts, “this brewed beer Beer has no bones.” So in the brewery site selection process, we need to consider which water source will I use for brewing, and what is the water quality at the site? Because the quality of water determines the requirements for water treatment equipment after the establishment of the factory, and the quality of water has a significant impact on the taste of beer. Therefore, water quality testing can be carried out before determining the plant site, and the decision can be made with reference to the water quality analysis report.

    There are many factors that need to be considered in the selection of a brewery site, such as the regional economic development plan of the local government, the technical and economic cost budget of the manufacturer, and so on. However, the general principles that need to be followed are: make full use of topography, landforms, and geological conditions, rationally plan transportation methods and routes, and fully consider the use plan of brewing water.

    I wish every entrepreneur in the craft beer industry with dreams to have their own craft brewery!

    Our experienced team of experts is always looking to learn more about the craft brew industry. If you have any questions or inquiries, feel free to comment on our blog post and we’ll be glad to help you out!

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