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jay_c
05-22-2013, 01:53 PM
Is there a place/thread that can tell me realistic stats of first year output of brewery, or what to shoot for?

JDrum
05-22-2013, 02:04 PM
I'm thinking more information about the size of brewery you are referring to would be helpful, or perhaps I'm misinterpreting the question?

jay_c
05-22-2013, 02:11 PM
Not really sure. Lets say 15bbl system, give a take a few fermenters here and there. I know the math of possible maximum output, but is there a percentage in caparison of their capabilities that most breweries see?

a10t2
05-22-2013, 02:17 PM
I think you're working this from the wrong end. First you have to decide what sales targets are reasonable for your business model, then size the brewhouse accordingly. I would actually shoot for a production capacity of at least 50% more than you think you need. Way too many breweries get the doors open and then immediately have to try to finance an expansion while they're already six figures in debt.

OurMutualBrewer
05-24-2013, 02:16 PM
I think you're working this from the wrong end. First you have to decide what sales targets are reasonable for your business model, then size the brewhouse accordingly. I would actually shoot for a production capacity of at least 50% more than you think you need. Way too many breweries get the doors open and then immediately have to try to finance an expansion while they're already six figures in debt.

Yep, what he said. Do some research on your market, take a guess, and size your brewhouse. Also, doing production versus only selling over the bar will make a huge difference.