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    Looking into starting a 1 BBL Nano

    I am currently looking into starting a 1 BBL Nano. Can anyone give a recommendation on how many fermenters I should start with? I would like to be running 3 taps in a small tasting room. Also I would like to use an electric system for brewing. Do you think there would be a problem using this panel. http://www.ebrewsupply.com/50a-pid-c...el-4-elements/


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    Jarrod

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    fermentors

    How often do you plan on brewing a week?

    be sure to read the thread on opening a nano and that anything less than 3bbl struggles to be profitable. We have a 1.5bbl "hobby" brewery that works but has limitations. Id be happy to talk.

    s

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    1 BBL got cut

    murmsk

    After talking it over with everyone involved in the project we will now be going with a 3 or 5 BBL system. Thanks for offering to talk we me about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcq2xl View Post
    murmsk

    After talking it over with everyone involved in the project we will now be going with a 3 or 5 BBL system. Thanks for offering to talk we me about it.
    Good move. I have a 1.5-ish BBL nano that is just for home use, and I'm pretty sure it's the most-expensive-per-beer possible in terms of equipment. I have all the fancy stainless of a 10BBL setup, and none of the profit...!!! Ah well, keeps me off the streets.

    From what I've learned, go one step bigger than you think you'll need. You can always brew one less day per week, but the day will never be 26 hours long.....

    -J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcq2xl View Post
    I am currently looking into starting a 1 BBL Nano. Can anyone give a recommendation on how many fermenters I should start with? I would like to be running 3 taps in a small tasting room. Also I would like to use an electric system for brewing. Do you think there would be a problem using this panel. http://www.ebrewsupply.com/50a-pid-c...el-4-elements/


    Thanks,

    Jarrod
    We have a 1.5 bb nano - you can make a profit but it is hard work for limited output. Running 3 boils per day to fill 500L fermenters can work but you need a decent size HLT or a hot water system and a separate whirlpool to cut the overall brewing time. Go bigger if you have the space and cash.


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    All my research indicates that you need to have a 10bbl system to give yourself some growing room. Otherwise you end up running out of capacity and incurring the capital costs of upgrading or replacing your brewery way too early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whunt91 View Post
    All my research indicates that you need to have a 10bbl system to give yourself some growing room. Otherwise you end up running out of capacity and incurring the capital costs of upgrading or replacing your brewery way too early.
    That's what I've seen around here too. Anyone who's started with a system <10BBL has upgraded within 24 months. The one that's "started big" are still using their original gear.

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