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Old 08-25-2009, 02:10 AM   #1
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Here is a link for a complete microbrewery system for sale on ebay. Starting at $9,500 with no reserve. Is it a good deal?

Complete Microbrewery System - 720 Gal. Beer per Month! - eBay (item 230370487373 end time Sep-02-09 16:27:31 PDT)



 
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:16 AM   #2

Possibly. I didn't feel like going through the whole post. Shipping would be insane for me, and brewing that much beer without a license is illegal. I know most of us probably go over the legal limits in our states (or don't care), but that's pushing it. I'm sure you paid much more to build that than $9500, but the truth is, I think anyone interested in buying brewery equipment is going to buy larger than a 40 gallon system. This would be something a homebrewer might drool over, but never find it practical enough to buy. I don't think I could drink 720 gallons of beer a month with all of my friends helping me.


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Old 08-25-2009, 02:30 AM   #3
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there are some concerns I would have with this set up, what size batch are you brewing? 720 gal a month isn't telling you much. The fermenters are plastic (on a commercial scale I would be concerned about scratches harboring contaminants). It looks like it would brew some beer though
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:32 AM   #4
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thats a lot of beer, but looks pretty sweet

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:47 PM   #5
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40 gallon batches... eh. It's way too big for a homebrew scale, and I'd say way too small for a commercial scale. Also?

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No mention at all about licenses, taxes, etc. He's going to sell that to someone who's going to get their ass hauled in by the TTB.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #6
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It is a very good deal at this price. Incredible really.

260 cornies
40 gallon brew system with all tri clamp sanitary welded connections.
2 chillzillas
several conicals
and all the other goodies.

The cornies alone at $20 a piece would cost you $5,200...

If you want to brew some big batches (many do, even here) this would be a very good place to start IMO.

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:12 PM   #7
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I know a guy that is looking to go pro. I'll point him at that auction, no guarantee he will go for it though, I think he is looking to start a little bigger. Could be a good pilot system for someone that is much larger maybe?

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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Not a very good price for a used 1 barrel system. I've seen 7-barrel systems go for less than $20K. On the other hand, you could recover part of the price selling the 260 cornies.
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:15 PM   #9
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The cost on the fermenting tanks with stands is about a thousand dollars and there are 6 included, so for each additional one of those purchased you would be able to add 120 gallons per month capacity. This system as-is was keeping up with a restaurant that had $15,000 - $20,000 in total alcohol+food sales per week with 13 microbrews on tap. The brewer was working 1-2 days a week brewing 3 - 40 gallon batches per day.

 
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Here is a link for a complete microbrewery system for sale on ebay. Starting at $9,500 with no reserve. Is it a good deal?
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The cost on the fermenting tanks with stands is about a thousand dollars and there are 6 included, so for each additional one of those purchased you would be able to add 120 gallons per month capacity. This system as-is was keeping up with a restaurant that had $15,000 - $20,000 in total alcohol+food sales per week with 13 microbrews on tap. The brewer was working 1-2 days a week brewing 3 - 40 gallon batches per day.
Looks like a lot of stuff for the money, but how about coming on and saying "Hey, I have this for sale" instead of spamming with your first post and then moving into sales pitch mode with your second post?



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