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01-28-2012, 07:42 AM
While searching for a location for my smalll 3 bbl system, I found a tiny place that will barely hold my homebrew equipment (465 sq ft).

So I started thinking, who has the the smallest nano out there (in terms of square feet)?

02-04-2012, 03:28 PM
Check this link out from JV Northwest.



02-06-2012, 07:16 PM
We do it all in 800ft2.

03-20-2012, 08:10 AM
Hey Mike,
Thanks for being forthcoming about your size. We are considering a very small startup as well. Our equipment is *just* smaller than yours. We are looking at a space that is 915 square feet. Would you mind elaborating on what you have in there (size and # of fermenters, tap house size, etc..). Do you have sufficient space or do you wish you were bigger? Do you think you have enough room to grow?


03-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Check out the awesome blog Hess Brewing has maintained which has all the info you need. It can be found at http://hessbrewing.blogspot.com/ Most of the start-up info is in 2009 and 2010.

All future nano's owe the guys at Hess a big thank you for this effort!!

Andrew Knechel
Bucks County Brewery

03-20-2012, 10:30 AM
You know, I've seen this before (a LONG time ago), but I really need to go back and give it another look. Thanks for reminding me.

ISOB brewery
05-03-2012, 05:03 AM
1.5 bbl in 192 SF. it is tight.

Kirk Bosi
ISOB Brewing Company
Manhattan, IL

11-28-2013, 06:02 AM
1.5 barrel system in 150 square feet. It's tight, but everything is working great in that little space.

11-28-2013, 09:37 AM
This is the smallest nano I know of...hes a good friend and may take the title of smallest commercial brewery in the country if not the world.


His brewery is about 20' x 20' !!

His system is 1 BBL, just like Lawson's Finest liquids used to be (he's 7 BBL now)

Beer CSA is an awesome model that he's pioneering, he uses 99% local malt and local hops!

He also makes the best root beer I've ever had.

Cheers to nanos

11-29-2013, 07:19 AM
Our brewery in the brewpub is about 225 sq. ft. (15 X 15). I brew on a one bbl system (Blichmann) with 7 one bbl. FV. I brew about 250 bbl/year. The batch turnaround time is a little quicker than I'd like during our busy season (Winter/ski), but this set-up has served us pretty well over the last 5 years.

Jamie A. Caligure
Cave Mountain Brewing Co.
Windham, NY 12496

11-30-2013, 07:01 AM
We brew on a 1.5 bbl, The total size of our space is 220 sq ft. Brewery and all. Looking for new space for expansion currently, just too crammed and we want to have a taproom.

12-09-2013, 02:35 PM
We have a 2bbl in 3500 square foot. The taproom is 750 of it and the rest is brew floor, loading dock, office etc.

Huge space for this sized system but after building it out once it will sure be nice to not relocate because we need to expand.