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Old 08-04-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default What's the best CHEAP 1 bbl turn key system out there?

I am interested in starting a nano brewery. I'm less interested in profit right now than I am testing the market. Though I'd like to at least make some money to cover my time.

I am trying to price things out and want to find a cheap turnkey 1bbl system that has everything I will need. The range seems to be enormous. I can find things from $3000 - $90,000.

Anyone have any suggestions of a one stop shop for everything I will need (aside from fermentation tanks perhaps) that I can buy in one place?

I'm looking for cheap, so long as the gear is not absolute garbage. I'm just looking to get a few accounts at local bars while I test the market. So this doesn't have to be a state of the art system. Just one that works and is as affordable as possible while I test the market. the plan would be to eventually upgrade so I don't want to spend money I don't have to.

Any suggestions?

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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go look at probrewer,

there is also a book you can buy on starting a brewery, called brewery operations manual

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #3
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Thanks. I've spent a good deal of time on probrewer and there are a lot of options, but most seem to be one off sales of pieced together or incomplete systems. I just wondered if there were one or two systems that people felt were no brainer solutions for someone looking for a cheap, fairly basic, complete system. I just found that book this morning as well. Will definitely check it out.

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What about a 30/30/55 Blichmann Top Tier and Tower Of Power system? That would run you about $5000.

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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What about a 30/30/55 Blichmann Top Tier and Tower Of Power system? That would run you about $5000.
Thanks. doing a search I'm finding homebrew shops that sell the parts but not any complete systems. No where I might find it all pieced together?
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Pico brewing

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Thanks. That's the kind of one stop set up I'm looking for. 30k is more than I was hoping for as a starting place, but not out of the question. I appreciate it.
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I have their 3.5bbl system. Amazing quality and great to work with.

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I have their 3.5bbl system. Amazing quality and great to work with.
Thanks, they keep coming up. Might be the one that does the trick. I see there price on a 100 gallon set up (I assume the one you have) is $7795.00 without kettles. What does it cost with the kettles? What else is needed to make the system complete aside from fermentation tanks?
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My setup was the 4 burner stand and was around $13k with 75gal kettles and mash tuns. It can do 3.5bbl batches. The 100gal kettles and mash tuns is around $17k and can do ~4.5-5bbl batches.

You'll need a tankless water heater and hoses/fittings, which will be another $2k.

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