• Christopher Whitt

From Microbrew to Megabrew: The Turbines That Maximize Your Brews

Updated: May 6

You’ve got a full-fledged microbrewery, but you’d like to start churning out even more beer. You’re not alone in your pursuit of more beer! In fact, craft brewing is experiencing a renaissance, with new microbreweries opening up all over the world. However, it isn’t as simple as just buying a few more brewing kettles and adding more pumps. You’ll need to increase your production output and get the most out of each liter of beer. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to scale up your brewery and increase your beer production. In this article, we’ll explore some of the key ways to increase your beer production. Let’s get started!


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Brewhouse Efficiency


The first key to scaling your brewery is to improve your production efficiency in your brewhouse. Let’s face it, most breweries make do with just a 7 BBL brewhouse. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a 15 BBL brewhouse? Actually, you don’t have to build another brewery just to increase your production efficiency. You can do some simple things to reduce your production and still increase your production. Your brewhouse is where all your beer ends up. There’s no point in making more beer if you can’t get it to the fermenter or keg cooler! You need to think about your production efficiency like a conveyor belt. Your brewhouse is the conveyor belt, and the various stages of your brewery are the bins. You need to increase the number of bins by increasing your production, but not increase the number of bins by increasing their size. The largest size bin that fits all your production is your brewhouse. If you want to scale up, you’ll need to increase the number of brewhouse bins, but not their size.


Brew Inisting


Another key to scaling up your beer production is to increase your brewing scheduling. Your brewhouse is the conveyor belt that carries all your production to the various locations. Ideally, you’d like to increase the width of the brewhouse belt, and increase the amount of production that’s delivered to the fermenter or keg cooler. Achieving this, however, depends on what the other stages are doing. Let’s say your fermenter is at full capacity, but your keg cooler is only at 50%. This means your fermenter is producing 10bbl/h and your keg cooler is only producing 1bbl/h! Brew Inisting is simple: you increase your beer production until you have full fermenters and full keg coolers. Then you decrease your production until you have full fermenters and empty keg coolers. You can do this by adding one more fermenter and one more keg cooler.


Increase Your Brewing Capacity


As we’ve seen, the key to scaling up your production is to increase the number of brewhouse bins. The next key though is to find an appropriate capacity for these brewhouse bins. If every brewhouse bin were filled to capacity, your brewery would be producing 32.6 million liters of beer a year! The traditional solution to this is to add yet another brewery! The problem with this, however, is it’s a costly and time-intensive solution. The most simple solution, however, is to just add more brewhouses! To increase your brewhouse capacity, you need to increase the total brewery size. The easiest way to do this is to add another brewery. The problem with this, however, is it’s a costly and time-intensive solution. The most simple solution, however, is to just add more brewhouses!


Utilize Multi-Billionaires


One of the most common ways to scale up your beer production is to utilize multi-billionaires. Let’s say your brewery produces 10 million liters of beer a year. If you could find a billionaire who wanted to increase their beer consumption to 2 million liters per year, you could easily boost your production by 10 million liters. In fact, your billionaire investor could even do more if they want more than 2 million liters per year! They could own a brewery and increase their production by 10 million liters of beer, and then sell the extra beer to you.


Final Words: The Turbines That Maximize Your Brews


After reading this article, you now have a better understanding of how to scale up your beer production. The key to scaling up is to increase the number of brewhouse bins, but not their size. You need to increase the number of brewhouse bins by adding one more brewhouse, but not by increasing their size. The largest size bin that fits all your production is the brewhouse. You can do this by adding one more brewhouse, but not by increasing their size. If you want to scale up, you’ll need to increase the number of brewhouse bins by adding one more brewhouse, but not increase their size. The largest size bin that fits all your production is the brewhouse. You can do this by adding one more brewhouse, but not increase their size. In the end, the most important thing to remember is to start small, iterate quickly, and measure your results! If you want to scale up your brewery, you’ll need to increase your production efficiency in your brewhouse, but you don’t have to build another brewery. You can do some simple things to reduce your production and still increase your production output.


CHP For Brewing Through Turbines


Combined Heat And Power (CHP) or, the re-use of the 'waste heat' generated after gas is combusted to turn turbine blades, is especially well-suited for breweries. ​​The heat can be directly applied toward heating a boiling wort, and the electricity is utilized in every other phase of the brewing process.


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