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kinsmenbrewer
01-28-2016, 07:14 AM
Hey there guys!

This is my first post so please be gentile lol. I am in the process of designing my buisness plan to open my nano in Toledo. I'm perty green to full scale brewing and am not quite familiar with all the ins and outs. I'm trying to find out how long a brew day on 5bbl electric system. Anybody got some numbers to work with?

wailingguitar
01-28-2016, 07:20 AM
That really depends on the system and your process; preferred mash rest, how long it takes to run off for good extract efficiency, time to boil, cool out time, etc. On my 10bbl Premier I can turn a batch in 6 hours, but that is my system and process. I haven't personally worked on something that took longer than 7 1/2-8 hours, but I know they exist.

Crosley
01-28-2016, 08:12 AM
I have an electric 3BBL system. I buy all my grains pre-milled and have my HLT already to temp when I walk in the door. From the minute I walk in to when I leave (after cleaning kettle and HX) is usually around 6 hours. It may take a little longer on the bigger system to get the kettle to a boil but I wouldnt expect much more than 30 minutes.

kinsmenbrewer
01-28-2016, 12:49 PM
Thanks guys. This helps out alot. Hey crosley, what type of automation does your system use? I know my manufacturer is supposed to be upgrading their panels for some wireless aplications. How is your hlt ready to go when you get there?

Crosley
01-28-2016, 06:04 PM
I am using a control panel from Brewmation. I have my bartenders turn it on when they leave so that it's ready for me at 530.


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kinsmenbrewer
01-29-2016, 04:29 AM
Well I don't have bartenders lol. Do you know of any kind if system you can set to a timer or activate remotely?

ChesterBrew
01-29-2016, 06:25 AM
Well I don't have bartenders lol. Do you know of any kind if system you can set to a timer or activate remotely?

The Brewmation touchscreen panel has a timer function. We haven't used it yet but given the quality of the entire system I imagine it works like a charm.

Crosley
01-29-2016, 06:26 AM
There's definitely ways to do it that are better than mine. I have the basic Brewmation so no timer function.


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