I run a 7BBL brewery (by myself) w/ 4 FV's and 6 BBT's in a brewpub. I cannot keep up with sales, if i had 15BBL tanks it would be a blessing and easily double or tripple output with more FV space (the footprint of this doesn't really allow for that though). I have done 550-700 BBL's/Year in the 3 years here (1-3 brews a week) even with an occasional lager or two.
I have to agree with a previous poster, get 15 BBL FV's or at least one to start off. I can do Double Brews in about 14-16 hours having my FV's clean and one of the filled with 200F water the day before. GET ON-DEMMAND HOT WATER, you will thank yourself every brewday- esp. if you start double-batching. ...oh, and make sure to allow for easy expansion (i.e. getting tanks in and out, or even replacing brewhouse down the road). Schlafly BottleWorks was smart on this front- giant removable section of the roof.
Oh, and i knock out ~10BBL's from kettle -> some loss in BK to trub -> Loss in FV due to Krausen in blowoff and on floor -> loss from filter, finings, yeast, etc and usually top off my "7BBL" BBT's with about 7.5-8 BBL's.
Last edited by Jephro; 02-16-2011 at 04:39 PM.
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